Question mark

Scotland's Constitutional Future

22 November 2022 | 12:00–17:00


Seminar Room 237, Advanced Research Centre , University of Glasgow 11 Chapel Lane Glasgow G11 6EW

As we emerge from Brexit and the Covid crisis, and in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, are the powers of the Scottish Parliament still fit for purpose? Is there a more optimal balance of powers for Scotland within the Union? Is federalism a viable option for the UK, and what would it look like? Alternatively, what would it mean for Scotland to be independent in today’s world? What would be the economic and political challenges facing Scotland were it to become an independent country?

Scotland's Constitutional Future

This event will involve sessions that will take the form of academic presentations followed by facilitated group sessions that will discuss the key questions using the data provided. With Brian Taylor, former political editor for BBC Scotland and columnist for the Herald, in the chair, our team of academic experts will guide you through the questions as we deliberate over Scotland’s constitutional future. Contributors will include:

  • Sir John Curtice, Professor of Practice, University of Strathclyde and Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe Senior Fellow
  • Kezia Dugdale, Professor of Practice, University of Glasgow and Director, John Smith Centre
  • Iain Hardie, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Edinburgh
  • Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics, University of Edinburgh and Senior Fellow, UK in Changing Europe
  • Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Stephen Noon, University of Edinburgh, and former Head of Strategy ,Yes Scotland
  • Graeme Roy, Professor of Economics and Dean of External Engagement, University of Glasgow and Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission
  • Dan Wincott, Blackwell Professor of Law and Society, Cardiff University
  • Donald Cameron MSP, Member for Highlands and Islands region and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs & Culture
  • Thomas Pope, Senior Economist, Institute for Government
  • Stephen Gethins, Professor of Practice in International Relations, University of St Andrews

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited and registration is required. The event will be available in person or online. Links to the online event will be sent to your email 1 day & 30 minutes before the event takes place.

When you attend the event you are agreeing to allow filming and photography. Please let someone know on the day if you do not wish to be included and we will gladly accommodate.

Please note that by registering to attend this event via Eventbrite you are providing consent for your personal data to be held by Eventbrite and that this data may be held on international servers. Your data will be used for the purposes of event administration only.

If you do not wish to provide your personal data in this way, you can also register your attendance by email: