The Development Education Centres (DECs) are in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness and cover all Scottish Local Authorities from these regional bases.

DECs offer high quality Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) opportunities and innovative learning and teaching projects. We support educators at all levels in incorporating global citizenship in the classroom, across whole schools or learning communities. For up-to-date information the work of individual centres, please click the links in the table below.

The DECs are in receipt of core funding from the Scottish Government until March 2016. The interim independent evaluation of the first year of this funding , carried out by Northern Starr Associates and published in summer 2015 is available. You can also access the final Stakeholder Report and Stakeholder Evaluation Summary and the full final evaluation report will be available from April 2016. They are also currently the regional providers of the Global Learning Programme Scotland.


1 Highland One World
Millburn Academy
Diriebught Road
01463 729 152

Montgomery DEC
45 Victoria Street
(2nd floor of Girlguiding Aberdeen's premises)
Aberdeen AB10 1UX
01224 620 111

3 One World Centre
189 Princes Street
Dundee DD4 6DQ
01382 454 603
4 Scotdec
3 Alva Street
0131 226 1499
5 West of Scotland DEC
759B Argyle Street,
Glasgow G3 8DS
0141 243 2800

Each centre also has an accessible library of resources which explore global awareness, citizenship, justice and equality, human rights, the environment, sustainable development, gender awareness, race issues, aid, trade, debt, water, food, farming, peace and cooperation along with materials on many countries in the Global South.

The education workers in each DEC can also provide advice on appropriate resources for particular subject areas and themes.

DECs publish regular newsletters giving details of new resources, activities, initiatives, training opportunities and services available. Some DECs also offer support around adult, youth and community education work.