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Who we are

SCDI is a national network that brings together the public, private and third sectors together in a unique ‘think and do tank’ to build a better economy for Scotland.

Drawing on a 90-year heritage of meeting challenges, driving innovation and bold thinking, we encourage sustainable economic growth by looking at crucial topics like key infrastructure, innovation, productivity and internationalisation.

We are a trusted national and global voice that represents members from across the whole of Scotland. We bring people together from diverse sectors and industries, to connect, share knowledge and understand the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex and changing economic landscape.

Engage with us and:

  • Shape Scotland’s future economy
  • Access a rich network of public, private and third sector leaders
  • Connect, inspire and influence on the local and world stage
  • Understand policy direction and decisions and learn from diverse sectors and industries

Join us

Membership subscriptions are based on an agreed contribution between the joining organisation and SCDI, determined by the size and type of organisation joining.  Membership subscriptions support SCDI’s work in helping to develop and shape policies that support Scotland’s long term economic growth and give opportunities for members to engage through a large program of events throughout the country.

We welcome members of all sizes and from across the public, private and social economy sectors.

To find out more, use our contact form below or download our membership booklet below.

Membership Contacts

Contact us to join now!

Membership Enquiry


SCDI Membership Booklet


SCDI holds a unique place in Scottish public life. It has consistently influenced government and key decision-maker, contributing to Scotland’s development. The inclusive and independent approach of SCDI has created a much valued and trusted forum for dialogue to help deliver our ambitions for Scotland. The Rt Hon Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, Former First Minister of Scotland, 2001 - 2007

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