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Church of Scotland calls for integrity and community to be at the heart of the debate about Scotland’s future

The Church of Scotland has today launched Imagining Scotland’s Future: Our Vision. The report is based on the views of over 900 people who attended 32 community events run by the Kirk as an alternative national debate on the referendum. The events were held right across Scotland over the past 12 months.

Examples of the conclusions:

Scots would prefer ‘devo max’ new SSA data reveals

New figures from Scottish Social Attitudes survey show Scots would prefer more devolution, but remain unsure about consequences

ScotCen Social Attitudes 2013 - Video coverage

Video coverage is now available from January's Scottish Social Attitudes Survey event, featuring several of our ESRC fellows.

Public Opinion Toward Immigration in Scotland

Public Opinion Toward Immigration in Scotland as it Prepares for the Referendum on Independence

The first detailed analysis of Scottish public opinion about immigration shows that Scotland has significantly lower levels of concern about immigration than England and Wales, but also that Scots’ views on the subject are strongly associated with their voting intentions in the referendum.

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  • 18th December 2018

    Aileen McHarg looks at last week’s decision by the Supreme Court in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill reference which demonstrates both the strength and the weakness of Holyrood as a legislature.

  • 17th December 2018

    The Supreme Court's ruling on the Scottish Continuity Bill gave both sides something but acknowledged that the vast bulk of the Bill was within Holyrood's competence at the time it was passed however, suggests Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, the strong feeling that devolved interests are not taken seriously highlights underlying fractures within the Union.

  • 14th December 2018

    Disagreements about the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland are about more than practical considerations of where customs checks should be performed, says Michael Keating.

  • 14th December 2018

    Derek MacKay’s third budget of this parliamentary session was doomed to be overshadowed by events at Westminster.

  • 12th December 2018

    Although the N-VA has insisted it left the Belgian government to pursue ’principled opposition’ those principle are, says Coree Brown Swan, at the very least informed by a strategy that allows it to maintain policy influence from outside government while countering the electoral threat posed by a resurgent Vlaams Belang.

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