1001 Enterprising Scots: Iain Scott Interviews Alex Dunedin

For us one of the most important ways in which people learn to be enterprising is by the telling and sharing of stories. That is why we created 1001 Enterprising Scots.


Iain Scott runs Enterprising Scots, an initiative which explores Scottish people sharing their stories to help inspire and inform others.  1001 Enterprising Scots is about enterprise learning and enterprise journeys. What Iain does is go out and about Scotland and meets with enterprising people interviewing them about what they have been focusing on.

They share their experiences in an honest and reflective way so that we can learn from their stories and take insights from them. Sometimes the content is used by policy makers to help them create a more enterprising environment in Scotland.

1001 Enterprising Scots is part of Scotpreneur – a social enterprise that was started, along with a group of like minded friends, by Iain Scott who is considered one of the foremost experts in how people and organisations learn to be enterprising. He has a simple objective – to help people make the most of their skills and talents.

Learning to be an entrepreneur is one of the best ways of building skills and confidence. Even if you don’t start a business the experience of having a go is worth it. Scotpreneur draws together twenty years of delivering enterprise programmes across the United Kingdom. Scotpreneur have also worked with colleges in Scotland.

Iain Scott
Iain Scott

We have a lots of friends and supporters who have helped create this exciting venture. Alan Stewart of Kergan Stewart LLP set the company up. Willie Miller of co-oc contributed this site. Peter Siviter of Siviters helped get the right people. Margaret Gibson, Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland, Brian McVey of Scottish Enterprise, Iain MacRobert education specialist and Leigh Brown of Scotland’s Colleges, Jim Metcalfe of the Carnegie Trust UK have all helped in so many ways but particularly in providing guidance.

Then of course there is you. The entrepreneurs present and future. That’s what is all about…