News

19 October 2023 | YESC

Inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders

18 October 2023 | Economy

In conversation with… Al Denholm

13 October 2023 | Membership Voices

Port of Aberdeen Chief Executive to lead SCDI North East Committee

SCDI’s regional committee brings senior representatives from government, business and civil society together to make a difference to the challenges facing the North East.

4 October 2023 | Transport

SCDI responds to HS2 Link announcement

4 October 2023 |

Report supports increase community benefits

A feasibility study published today by SCDI supports the creation of a not-for-profit organisation that will deliver greater benefits for rural communities from the growing private investment in restoring Scotland’s natural environment.

25 August 2023 |

Highlands & Islands Awards partner blog: Stromar

Harnessing the power of offshore wind offers huge benefits to Scotland, both in terms of achieving the Government’s net zero targets, transitioning away from fossil fuels.

24 August 2023 |

Policy Roundup August 2023

SCDI’s International Business Committee and Scottish Labour Changing Skills news.

23 August 2023 |

Taking action on Rural Housing

22 August 2023 |

SCDI joins Fair Work Oversight Group

SCDI Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Clare Reid was delighted to have the opportunity to join the Fair Work Oversight Group.

16 August 2023 |

Highlands & Islands Awards Partner Blog: ALVANCE British Aluminium

From the heart of our operations to the vitality of our local communities, our story is one of growth, resilience and collaboration.

16 August 2023 |

Highlands & Islands Awards Partner Blog: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Innovation has always been a key driver of business growth in the Highlands and Islands and that’s why HIE delighted to be supporting the Innovation category

14 August 2023 |

Highlands & Islands Awards Partner Blog: SSEN Transmission

Scotland is home to some of the world’s greatest sources of renewable energy – it’s famously wet and windy weather has long played a leading role in powering our lives.

7 August 2023 |

Highlands & Islands Awards Partner Blog: Loganair

31 July 2023 |

North Sea oil drilling and the Acorn Carbon Capture project

SCDI response to the announcement by the UK Government of the expansion of North Sea oil drilling and the creation of the Acorn Carbon Capture project.

19 July 2023 |

Join our Team – Policy Manager

SCDI are looking for a Policy Manager to join our highly regarded policy team to help deliver our policy and research work.

7 July 2023 |

Funding boost for productivity and innovation of Scottish businesses

29 June 2023 |

SCDI welcomes focus on business purpose to deliver a wellbeing economy

SCDI response to the Scottish Government’s New Deal for Business Group Report.

16 June 2023 |

Scottish Government’s Innovation Strategy

SCDI welcomes the commitment to a 10-year National Productivity Programme to increase the level of innovation taking place by SMEs across Scotland.

13 June 2023 |

New Deal for Business – Wellbeing Economy Update

The Scottish Government’s New Deal for Business, designed to involve businesses at the early stage of policy development.

12 June 2023 |

Forum 23 Partner Blog: BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership

12 June 2023 |

Skills Review

SCDI preliminary response to the Independent Review of the Skills Delivery Landscape by James Withers.

30 May 2023 |

New Deal for Business – Member views sought

Work with government to identify processes to improve regulation and how government can better work with industry at the earliest stage of policy development.

22 May 2023 |

Forum 23 Partner Blog: Openreach

Research shows delivering full fibre broadband to everyone in Scotland would deliver a £4.5 billion boost to the economy.

18 May 2023 |

Scottish Energy Strategy

SCDI’s response is generally supportive of the vision but calls for an evidence-based plan for how it will be achieved.

15 May 2023 |

SCDI joins New Deal for Business Group

The new group will see Scottish Government and business working together to drive a growing wellbeing economy.

10 May 2023 |

Generating a greener future

10 May 2023 |

Crown Estate Scotland supports green innovation and a net-zero future

Scotland’s maritime heritage, seabed resource, and size make it the perfect testbed for technology and supply chain innovation.

5 May 2023 |

Coronation of their Majesties the King and the Queen Consort

SCDI joins our members in congratulating His Majesty the King and the Queen Consort on their Coronation.

2 May 2023 |

Warm reception for SCDI – London Visit 2023

The breadth of SCDI’s membership and constructive approach of our members has always ensured we are a trusted voice for senior Westminster Politicians and business leaders.

2 May 2023 |

Unlocking Social & Economic Growth Potential for the Outer Hebrides

4 April 2023 | Scotland’s Future

There’s a world out there…and Scotland wants to get on 

3 April 2023 |

Sabrina joins SCDI team as new Head of Communications

With over 14 years experience, Sabrina, will help us tell our story better, demonstrating our impact and supporting the wider team.

28 March 2023 |

Letter to a Leader

SCDI looks forward to working constructively with the new First Minister and all Ministers to help shape their plans for a prosperous Scotland.

27 March 2023 | Scotland’s Future

SCDI congratulates Humza Yousaf

SCDI has a long history of working constructively with Scotland’s First Minister and the Scottish Government as a critical friend in support of the needs and wishes of our diverse membership of industry and civic society.

27 March 2023 | YESC

YESC’s Regional Celebration of STEM

22 March 2023 | YESC

Education Minister gets young engineers STEM challenge

Pupils at Gorgie Mills School in Edinburgh welcomed Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, Youth Employment and Training, to tour their school yesterday.

20 March 2023 |

SCDI Responds to Government Consultation on Alcohol Advertising & Promotion

16 March 2023 |

Deposit Return Scheme: SCDI Signs Open Letter to Government

15 March 2023 |

Spring Budget: SCDI Comments

14 March 2023 |

Young Engineers and Science Clubs Celebrate the North East’s STEM Pupils