security & defence
This marks the launch of our infographic series, in which we'll cover a range of topics relevant to the debate. We begin with the key facts and figures regarding the campaign, and follow with an exploration of issues related to defence and independence. Rather than attempting to capture all aspects of the debate, they designed to provide an entry point for further research and discussion.
We've prepared a series of infographics on key issue areas of the Scottish referendum on independence. The data has been compiled from publically available governmental, think tank, and academic sources. For additional readings and resources on the referendum debate and defence and independence, please see below.
The White Paper sets out a comprehensive and realistic defence blueprint in the event of Independence. While some of the Scottish Government (SG) defence aspirations will be shaped through negotiation, on NATO membership its proposed defence structure, and its commitments to serving personnel, the SG has sought to reassure the Scottish people, the rest of the United Kingdom and potential allies that it will take its defence responsibilities seriously.