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Publications

    Newsletters

    SLAED Newsletter, September 2023
    (PDF File, 4.1 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 29 Sep 2023

    SLAED Newsletter, May 2023
    (PDF File, 3.3 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 19 May 2023

    SLAED Newsletter, December 2022
    (PDF File, 9.3 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 21 Dec 2022

    SLAED Newsletter, July 2022
    (PDF File, 3.5 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 20 Jul 2022

    SLAED Newsletter, March 2022
    (PDF File, 1.4 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 29 Mar 2022

    SLAED Newsletter, April 2021
    (PDF File, 17.6 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 01 Apr 2021

    SLAED Newsletter, December 2020
    (PDF File, 6.4 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 15 Dec 2020

    SLAED Newsletter, August 2020
    (PDF File, 3.6 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 26 Aug 2020

    SLAED Newsletter, May 2020
    (PDF File, 4.8 MB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 27 May 2020

    SLAED Newsletter, February 2020
    (PDF File, 983.5 KB)
    Quarterly newsletter with news, events and publications for SLAED members.
    Published 14 Feb 2020


    SLAED Indicator Framework Reports

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2022-23
    (PDF File, 5.4 MB)
    The annual SLAED Indicators Report provides local authority economic development teams and partners with time series data on inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes, as well as information around priority areas such as wellbeing economies and inclusive growth.
    Published 04 Mar 2024

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2021-22
    (PDF File, 4.8 MB)
    The SLAED Indicators Report 2021-22 provides consistent evidence of what Scottish councils are delivering in their role as local economic development organisations. It includes a set of measures that can be used to assess the overall and relative delivery of council economic development activity and assist in identify areas for improvement.
    Published 30 Jan 2023

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2020-21
    (PDF File, 3.7 MB)
    The SLAED Indicators Report 2020/21 provides consistent evidence of what Scottish councils are delivering in their role as local economic development organisations. It includes a set of measures that can be used to assess the overall and relative delivery of council economic development activity and assist in identify areas for improvement.
    Published 18 Feb 2022

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2019-20
    (PDF File, 5.5 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 08 Feb 2021

    COVID-19 Supplement to the SLAED Indicators Report 2019-20
    (PDF File, 1.3 MB)
    The 2019/20 SLAED Indicators Report was published in December 2020. As the report sets out data from the 2019/20 financial year, the unique economic circumstances faced in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis were not reflected. This supplement therefore acknowledges the significant impact the crisis had on local areas, as well as the critical role that local authority economic development services played, both in terms of the initial crisis response as well as ongoing support for recovery.
    Published 06 Nov 2020

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2018-19
    (PDF File, 5.2 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities. This report covers 2018-19.
    Published 27 Jan 2020

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2017-18
    (PDF File, 5.2 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 09 Jan 2019

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2016-17
    (PDF File, 7.0 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 07 Dec 2017

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2015-16
    (PDF File, 3.2 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 22 Dec 2016

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2014-15
    (PDF File, 2.3 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 01 Nov 2015

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2013-14
    (PDF File, 3.1 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 01 Feb 2015

    SLAED Indicators Framework Report 2012-13
    (PDF File, 3.1 MB)
    Annual report on performance measures relating to SLAED members' work in supporting local economic development. The report is primarily based on returns submitted by the 32 local authorities.
    Published 01 Nov 2013


    SLAED Plans

    SLAED Constitution
    (PDF File, 138.0 KB)
    SLAED exists to provide a national voice for Local Economic Development in Scotland by linking the work of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and bringing a collective influence to bear at national level.
    Published 30 Nov 2023

    SLAED Strategic Plan 2022-25
    (PDF File, 420.8 KB)
    SLAED’s refreshed three year Strategic Plan, 2022-25. The plan provides commentary on the SLAED aims and objectives set within the wider context of the current economic opportunities, challenges and landscape, particularly due to the ongoing pandemic coupled with EU Exit.
    Published 18 Oct 2021

    SLAED Communications Plan
    (PDF File, 266.6 KB)
    The SLAED Communications Plan sets out the range of ways in which members communicate, both internally and externally. SLAED provides an effective forum for representing, supporting, promoting and further developing the vital role played by local authorities as a collective in contributing to the development of Scotland’s economy. It also provides a national voice for local economic development. This Communications Plan has been developed via engagement of SLAED members through a series of workshops held in late 2019, and its purpose is to enhance and formalise SLAED communications, both within the network and with external stakeholders. These include local, regional and national partners.
    Published 01 Feb 2020

    SLAED Strategic Plan 2019-2022
    (PDF File, 434.3 KB)
    This three-year plan sets out SLAED's objectives and priority actions up to 2022.
    Published 01 May 2019


    Other

    Links to National Performance Framework
    (PDF File, 145.0 KB)

    Published 02 Feb 2022

    Regional Approaches to Maximising Inclusive Economic Growth: Local Authorities’ Perspective
    (PDF File, 1.1 MB)
    This report outlines the experiences and role of Scotland’s local authorities concerning regional economic working. SLAED is one of the partner local government bodies involved in overseeing this work and will continue to help shape how the work now progresses.
    Published 01 Jun 2019

    SLAED Member Survey 2014
    (PDF File, 577.2 KB)
    Results of a survey of SLAED members. The purpose of the survey was to canvass the views of members in relation to SLAED’s current delivery, structure and future priorities.
    Published 01 Feb 2014

    Economic Development Improvement Guide
    (PDF File, 1.7 MB)
    The Improvement Guide provides a practical toolkit to encourage councils to ‘raise the bar’ in economic development by critically reviewing their activities and identifying areas for improvement. The aim is to help councils achieve greater and more sustainable economic impact.
    Published 01 Oct 2011


    Consultations

    Submission to the Review of Scotland’s Enterprise and Skills Agencies
    (PDF File, 436.9 KB)
    SLAED's submission to the enterprise and skills review.
    Published 15 Aug 2016

    Submission to the Review of Scotland’s Enterprise and Skills Agencies: Appendix 1
    (PDF File, 908.6 KB)
    Paper based on a review of submissions from SLAED strategic and thematic groups, individual local authorities and feedback from workshops with SLAED and other local government partners.
    Published 15 Aug 2016


    Conference Reports

    Employability Conference Report, March 2015
    (PDF File, 662.4 KB)
    Report of the second Local Authority Employability Conference, organised by SLAED.
    Published 10 Mar 2015

    What now for local economic development in Scotland?
    (PDF File, 3.7 MB)
    Report on the SLAED Annual Conference, held in February 2015.
    Published 20 Feb 2015

    Employability Conference Report, April 2014
    (PDF File, 182.0 KB)
    Report of the 2014 Local Authority Employability Conference, organised by SLAED.
    Published 11 Apr 2014

    Leading Local Growth: Raising the Profile of Local Economic Development
    (PDF File, 7.9 MB)
    Report of the SLAED Conference held in November 2013.
    Published 25 Nov 2013


    Meetings

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 12 March 2024
    (PDF File, 197.9 KB)

    Published 09 May 2024

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 9 April 2024
    (PDF File, 197.0 KB)

    Published 09 May 2024

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 13 February 2024
    (PDF File, 222.2 KB)

    Published 09 May 2024

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 16 January 2024
    (PDF File, 181.0 KB)

    Published 09 May 2024

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 26 September 2023
    (PDF File, 227.1 KB)

    Published 05 Oct 2023

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 29 August 2023
    (PDF File, 202.8 KB)

    Published 29 Aug 2023

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 13 June 2023
    (PDF File, 205.0 KB)

    Published 13 Jun 2023

    SLAED Executive Meeting - 18 April 2023
    (PDF File, 168.9 KB)

    Published 18 Apr 2023

    SLAED Chair's Report - AGM - 25 January 2022
    (PDF File, 197.7 KB)

    Published 11 Feb 2022

    Minutes of SLAED AGM - 25 January 2022
    (PDF File, 189.4 KB)

    Published 07 Feb 2022