Wellbeing Economy Expert Advisory Group


The Wellbeing Economy Expert Advisory Group was established in 2023.

The group provides strategic recommendations and advice to Scottish Ministers, adding value to existing initiatives relevant to building a Wellbeing Economy in Scotland including:

  • policy, practical and/or legislative guidance
  • current and future priority areas for action
  • opportunities for partnership working and strengthening links across policy areas
  • the relevance of reserved policy areas to building a Wellbeing Economy
  • further development of the Wellbeing Economy Monitor
  • domestic and international best practice

The 2023 to 2024 Programme for Government formally recognises the role of the Wellbeing Economy Expert Advisory Group to provide advice to Scottish Ministers.

Scotland was a founding member of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo).


The Group consists of 12 member organisations:

  • Gary Gillespie, Scottish Government's Chief Economic Advisor (Chair)
  • Business in the Community
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Fair Work Convention
  • Future Economy Scotland
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Prosper
  • Scotland CAN B
  • Scottish Trades Union Congress
  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE)
  • University of Glasgow
  • Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland



Email: WEEAG@gov.scot

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