About Us

EDAS was formed in September 1999 by a small number of founder Board Members including Jean Hamilton, Brian Patterson and Anne Brooks.

EDAS was formed to provide a range of supports and services to those with an interest in economic development in Scotland. EDAS offers networking opportunities, interactive events with expert speakers, collaborative policy work and Institute of Economic Development recognised training.

A company limited by guarantee with charitable status, EDAS has grown steadily from its formation until it is now established as the premier association in Scotland with over 2,500 diverse members and offers a strong suite of services to its members and others in the profession.