What we think
Our Scottish Future believes that good government in Scotland and across the United Kingdom has to be based on the values of cooperation, empathy, solidarity and reciprocity. It is through cooperating with one another across these islands that Scotland’s interests are served.
We believe that “no change Unionism” and “no compromise nationalism” both fail to deliver this goal. We therefore want to open a conversation with people from all political backgrounds in Scotland to understand how they believe the progress we all want can be achieved.
What we do
We are engaged in talking and listening to people and communities across Scotland. We also produce reports and analysis promoting the benefits of cooperation and solidarity between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Over the last year, the think-tank has focussed on the response to the Coronavirus pandemic and urged greater cooperation between the Scottish Government and UK Government on key issues such as the economic recovery, the vaccine roll out and our testing regime.
We also campaign for a modernised Union which is more responsive to Scotland’s needs and delivers the cooperative approach we all require.
Who we are
Our Scottish Future was set up by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2019 and is a non-profit company which relies on mostly small donations to commission research, polling and to maintain a small part-time staff.
Prof Jim Gallagher
Eddie Barnes Project Manager
Our Scottish Future is supported by a Board of Advisors. They currently include Sir Menzies Campbell, Jenny Marra MSP, Prof Azeem Ibrahim, Alastair Moffat, Andrew Hilland and Philip Rycroft.
Talk to us
A key part of our work programme is to listen and learn from people from all political backgrounds in Scotland. We are staging a new project entitled “Scotland in a Zoom” where we hope to bring together people from different views on the constitution to see what shared solutions they come up with.
No matter what you think about the future of Scotland in the UK, if you’d like to take part, please get in touch.