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The East of Scotland

Home of the oil and gas capital of Europe

St Andrews

The East of Scotland

Home of golf

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The East of Scotland

Home of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

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The East of Scotland

Home of the Kelpies

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The East of Scotland

Home to renewable energy infrastructure development

East of Scotland, Home to the fruit basket of Scotland

The East of Scotland

Home to the fruit basket of Scotland

Fraserburgh

The East of Scotland

Home to the white fish capital of Europe

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The East of Scotland

Home of the Arbroath Smokie

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The East of Scotland

Home to breathtaking castles

About Us

The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) is a local authority membership organisation with a political board whom collaborate on a shared EU agenda as it affects and supports economic development in the area. ESEC’s agenda is mainly concentrated around EU policy developments and associated lobbying activity but also EU funding opportunities and strategic projects.

ESEC was established in 1991 to promote the interests of its local authority members and engage with European policy and funding issues on their behalf. ESEC is a non-statutory joint committee with political representations from 9 local authorities in Eastern and North eastern Scotland.

Originally established by four regional councils, after reorganisation of Scottish local government in April 1996 membership comprised 11 council. They were joined in by Aberdeenshire in April 2000, Aberdeen City in 2002 and Moray in 2004.

The ESEC audited accounts 2014/15 can be found here:
ESEC Audited Accounts PDF

The ESEC audited accounts and annual audit report can be found here and here:
ESEC Annual Audit Report

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The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) is local authority membership organisation of eight members: Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council, Perth and Kinross Council and Stirling Council.

 
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