What is Societay?

We want to encourage people to work together, and in turn, help the city move forward.  There is an enormously varied population packed into this small city. We have a world renowned art school, two universities and a college, with students from all over the world coming to Dundee to study. We are also lucky enough to have a number of companies at the forefront of their sectors both nationally and internationally, all operating from a base in Dundee. Everyone thinks in different ways and we can learn a lot from other people’s passions and interests. We want to use this new platform to facilitate collaboration across the sectors and across the city, to help connect people in new ways and to help people think creatively. Come along and join our journey at one of our next events. Click here to view our latest events.

Our Events

We host events across Tayside aimed at encouraging cross sector collaboration. From entrepreneurs to architects, designers to doctors, students to social workers, and everyone in between, we want to bring the public and private sector together.

Meet, Create + Collaborate

We’re passionate about bringing everyone in Tayside together, from creatives to councillors, students to social workers, designers to doctors and those from different sectors in Tayside. It’s an easy and relaxed way to socialise in the evenings once every 2 months; no structure, no pressure, no agenda. Our events are inclusive and open to everyone, so if you’re someone who’s interested in meeting like-minded individuals who want to move the city forward together, then we’ll see you there.

Small Talk

Interested in hearing an honest story about what it’s like to grow and build a successful business? Then this is the event for you. From business stories to talks about innovation, we’ve had some great speakers so far such as Ellis Watson from DC Thomson & Richard Davies from Abandon Shop. We run these events around every 4 months, tickets sell out extremely quickly, so sign up for our mailing list to be the first in the know.

Ideas Week

Ideas week is a packed week of inspiring speakers, expert business training, networking and more to bring the Dundee community together. Throughout the week, we’ll host workshops, socials and talks along with our partners to bring some inspiration to Dundee. Coming in September!

The faces behind Societay

Societay has been set up by Chris Gardiner, Andy McGill and Daniel Rosie with the aim of creating informal meet-ups in Dundee with drinks or a bite to eat where people can network in a relaxed setting.

Chris Gardiner

Co-Founder | Thorntons Solicitors


Andy McGill

Co-Founder | Ashton McGill


Daniel Rosie

Co-Founder | DLR Media


View Our Events.

Over the next year, Societay aim to host a number of monthly events across the city, ranging from creative cafés, workshops, dinners and talks. Find out more here and don't miss out!


Become a Sponsor or Partner

Would you like to support your local community, why not become a sponsor? We have lots of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us for more information.