Upcoming Events

Introduction to Economic Development

An ideal two-day introduction to all aspects of economic development.

Date: 24-25 February 2015

Location: SocietyM, Glasgow

Understanding Entrepreneurs Workshops

What makes them and what breaks them, and why we need them.

25 February, Perth - venue to be confirmed

4 March, SocietyM, Glasgow

EDAS Refresher Course

This one day course is intended to update the knowledge of people with a good basis in local economic development, to cater for the changing economic and policy circumstances.

Date: 3 March 2015

Location: SocietyM, Glasgow

Understanding Entrepreneurs Workshops - Inverness

What makes them and breaks them, and why we need them.

Date: 25 March 2015

Location: Inverness, venue to be confirmed

Who's Who Directory

EDAS Directory (Online Edition)

The EDAS Directory online edition is available please sign in to the members' area to access.

Consultants Directory

Economic Development Consultants Directory

To complement the EDAS Directory we are pleased to support the Economic Development Consultants Directory, EDCD.co.uk

This is a free and independent directory of consultants working within economic development. Areas of work include regeneration, skills and planning. There is no cost to add your details to EDCD however EDAS members are entitled to an enhanced listing at no extra cost. Visit EDCD to find out more.


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Economic Development Association Scotland

EDAS Presentation at ConferenceThe Economic Development Association (Scotland) (EDAS) is the independent voice of economic development in Scotland.

EDAS is the country’s foremost membership driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest in economic development.

We aim to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in Scotland by helping to raise the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development.

Combined with attractive membership incentives, we continue to evolve and develop our services and activities, which currently include:

  • Regular events and annual conference
  • Continuing professional development activities
  • Networking opportunities with people from a wide range of different geographies and organisations
  • Online directory of who’s who in economic development
  • Regular news and information bulletins
  • Independent and informed policy initiatives
  • National and international collaborations

With over 3000 members and a positive approach to collaborative working, we encourage your involvement and welcome your input.


Robert Crawford, CBE
EDAS Chairperson