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 24 September 2014, Edinburgh

SCDI and The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) again joined forces to deliver the fourth annual National Business Convention on Wednesday 24 September 2014 in Edinburgh.

Small and Micro Businesses are drivers of job creation, innovation and new export potential and account for 98.3% of all private sector enterprises operating in Scotland (based on Scottish Government statistics from March 2013).

With a focus on supporting, promoting and maximising the valuable contribution that these businesses make to Scotland's economy, the National Business Convention 2014 provided practical, informative and relevant advice to help meet the challenges, and embrace the opportunities, of working both within Scotland and internationally.

With the perfect blend of networking, plenary sessions and interactive workshops this was an opportunity for SME's not to be missed!

The Convention plenary main stage progr... (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)