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IoD Scotland is currently involved in many government and executive policy/discussion groups and responds to a number of consultative measures.

The division also hosts over 50 courses per year in Edinburgh as well as Director networks in the Highlands and Orkney.

The key role for the IoD in Scotland is to provide help, support and guidance for directors and other business leaders. By doing so we aim to help them develop and function even better, therefore helping the businesses to thrive and, in turn, the Scottish economy to grow – Better Directors, Better Business and Better Economy are all key aspects of our Royal Charter.


Annual Conference, Gleneagles Hotel Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November

Join us at this iconic venue to hear first class speakers, panel debates and workshops and connect with business colleagues. Don’t miss the 10% Early Bird Discount – ends 2 September!


Director of the Year Awards Honour Scotland’s Top Business Leaders

The achievements of Scotland’s top directors were celebrated at the IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on 23 May 2019.

The 2019 Scotland Winners


The Summer Edition 2019 IoD Scotland's Magazine is available to you now.

Read the latest news here


Meet the Chair

We talk to the Aidan O'Carroll, IoD Scotland chair, about start-ups, innovation and economic growth.

Meet the Chair


Scotland branches

Led by executive director David Watt, the IoD in Scotland has over 1,800 members and has branches in Aberdeen, Central Scotland, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, South of Scotland, Tayside and the Highlands. We have member premises in Edinburgh and Glasgow, which also host our division and national head offices respectively, as well as touch down meeting hubs in Stirling, Dundee and Inverness

About Aberdeen branch

Comprising some 300 members, the Aberdeen branch, led by chair Mark McCue, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

About Edinburgh branch

Comprised of some 650 members, the Edinburgh branch, led by chair Julie Ashworth, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.


  1. About Fife branch

Comprising some 120 members, the Fife branch, led by chair Ian Collins, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

About Glasgow branch

Comprised of some 600 members, the Glasgow branch, led by chair Craig Jamieson supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

About Highlands branch

Comprising some 85 members, the Highlands branch, led by chair Donald Forsyth, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

About Tayside branch

Comprised of around 120 members, the Tayside branch, led by chair Sonia Cottom, supports local members and organises inspirational and valuable business events in the area with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff.

Contact IoD Scotland

For more information, please contact

0131 557 5488

Scotland

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab