Iain McTaggart is the General Manager for the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI), an independent organisation funded by a broad range of members and operating to influence and strengthen Scotland’s economic prosperity through public policy activity, economic research, education-business links, international business services and a wide array of networking events.

Iain’s current role as General Manager of SCDI encompasses business strategy, human resources, property and finance, key events programmes and external relations.

Prior to joining SCDI in 1989, Iain worked with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Design Council in London. He is experienced in promoting Scottish trade and business links on an international level and has had responsibility for SCDI’s international business programmes.

Iain has personally managed more than forty trade mission projects to markets across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Australasia and South Africa.

Iain is also a member of the China-Britain Business Council Steering Group in Scotland and a member of the Globalscot initiative which seeks to develop and expand Scotland’s position within the global business community.

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Our Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.