The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland. SCDI's diverse and influential membership forms a gathering of knowledge, experience and talent which provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 09.15 - 15.30

Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT

Aviation connectivity is key to Scotland’s ability to grow and internationalise our economy and this is shaping up to be a pivotal time with important decisions and developments.

- The Airports Commission will make recommendations about the expansion and utilisation of airport capacity in London affecting Scotland’s UK and global connectivity

- Investment and new routes at Scotland’s major airports, and changes of ownership

- The potential for the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to the Scottish Parliament.

SCDI's Aviation Conference - ‘Scotland’s Connectivity: Up in the Air’ was an engaging and interactive business session which addressed these issues and featured:

- Pitches from the leaders of those airports shortlisted by the Airports Commission for expansion - Heathrow and Gatwick - and discussion to understand and influence the potential benefits of their proposals for Scotland’s future e... (Read more)

The 2014 YESC Celebration of Engineering and Science saw schools from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Isles showcasing their experiments and demonstrations to an expert panel of judges – including ex-BBC presenter Physicist and Meteorologist Dr Heather 'the Weather' Reid OBE.

The schools competed for a range of national titles such as Lloyd's Register Foundation Primary and Secondary School Clubs of the Year - won by Hopeman Primary and Webster's High respectively, and the Dr Swanston Memorial Prize for Best Individual Achievement won by Ruth Quill ... (Read more)

SCDI Forum 2014


The SCDI Forum is the leading policy and networking event in the Scottish business and economic calendar and has a clear agenda - to stimulate economic growth for Scotland. ... (Read more)