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About SCDI

We are a non-political, not-for-profit organisation, involving senior representatives and leaders across Scotland's economy. Funded by our members' subscriptions, this unique network of knowledge, expertise and experience provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

Founded in 1931, The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) is an independent membership network – representing a cross-section of the private, public and social economy sectors – which seeks to engage Scotland and influence Government and key stakeholders to ensure sustainable inclusive economic growth and flourishing communities, everywhere in Scotland.

We are a national network engaged in activities throughout Scotland and have staff in Aberdeen, Dumfries, Inverness and Glasgow.   SCDI also maintains an active interest in London, providing opportunities for interface and debate with London-based stakeholders. You can find out more about our work in the Highlands & Islands, North East of Scotland and in London in the ‘Regional Focus’ area of our website.

Building on a heritage of meeting the challenge of change through driving innovation and bold thinking, we share a common vision for the future of Scotland. That unity of purpose is delivering sustainable economic growth for Scotland through our nation, our assets and our people.

We are focused on strengthening our economy – to make it more resilient and robust – through increased innovation, productivity and internationalisation underpinned by key infrastructure.

SCDI has helped shape the Scottish economic landscape over 90 years. Our short video celebrates our contribution.

“It will be the duty of the Council to examine and consider impartially the industrial, commercial and economic problems with which the country is faced for the time being; to endeavour to arrive at a solution to these problems and, where necessary, to obtain from Parliament such legislation as may be required to give effect to the conclusions reached by the Council.” SCDI, Constitution of the Council, 1931

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