There are any number of possible scenarios for Scotland, the UK and Europe that could materialise following the September 18th, 2014 referendum vote on Scottish independence.
Two points are clear from the Scottish referendum debate. First, there are certain capabilities which the UK provides that are invaluable to all constituent nations.
Juliette Casey, Advocate, considers three aspects of the recently published interim constitution for Scotland and seeks to highlight possible lessons from Ireland’s experience of framing and reforming its own constitution.
First published in The Scottish Law Times.
This constitutional scenarios paper is part of a programme of work undertaken against the background of the Scottish referendum, and led by the Institute for Government in collaboration with the Future of the UK and Scotland programme.
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