Talking EDAS

This podcast explores the challenges and opportunities with people who have ideas and / or are working in the broad field. We at EDAS believe economic development is a core means by which we can deliver a fairer, greener, more prosperous Scotland. Folks across economic development, politics, civil society, public sector and business are wrestling and working in this context and there are many successes, challenges and opportunities, which we are keen to share. Hosted by Neil McInroy, Chair of EDAS and Global Lead for Community Wealth Building at The Democracy Collaborative.

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Thursday Apr 27, 2023

In this episode, Jane Morrison - Ross, Chief Executive of South of Scotland Enterprise, is joined in conversation by Rob Davidson, SOSE’s strategy lead on Community Wealth Building to review the opportunities and challenges facing South of Scotland Enterprise, and how it’s work can help embed Community Wealth Building in the region.

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Elizabeth Pirrie, CEO of AccelerateHER and COO of Investing Women Angels. With a background in finance, business support and entrepreneurship, Elizabeth offers our listeners insight into the contribution of female-led businesses to economic development.

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

In our first episode of 2023, the Scottish Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth Tom Arthur MSP is joined by Neil McInroy, Community Wealth Building Advisor to the Scottish Government, for a fascinating conversation on Community Wealth Building, an important part of the Government’s policy agenda.

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

In the final episode of 2022, we speak to one of the most prominent figures in the field of placemaking, Professor Leigh Sparks. Leigh is Professor of Retail Studies and Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling, and Chair of Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Episode 5 - Anna Fowlie, SCVO

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

Chief Executive of SCVO Anna Fowlie talks to Chris Story about the crucial, yet often overlooked, role the third sector plays in economic development in Scotland.

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

Former EDAS Board Member and wellbeing economy expert Shona Glenn examines the role of the wellbeing economy and gives her evaluation of why well-being is so important to economic development professionals.

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

Director of the Scottish Universities Insights Institute and EDAS Board member Charlie Woods discusses the post-covid realities for economic development.

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

Episode 2 of our new podcast features a chat with world-renowned community wealth building trailblazer Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and Scottish policy influencer Neil McInroy.

Sunday Apr 16, 2023

Kicking off our brand new podcast, Former EDAS Chair Liz McEntee speaks to Peter Duncan about the critical role the third sector plays in economic development.


About the Economic Development Association Scotland

EDAS is the country’s foremost membership driven association for all organisations and individuals with an interest in economic development.

We aim to improve economic development activity in Scotland by helping to raise the knowledge, skills and networks of those involved in all aspects of economic development.

We are the go to body for all individuals and organisations with interest in Scotland’s economic development.




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