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We campaign for a better Scotland in a renewed Britain. We believe that the best way to start doing this is by talking to and listening to people – whether or not they agree with us.

Everyone is welcome to come to our events where you can hear what we think and (more importantly) share your views on the future of Scotland with us and others. We are always looking for people to write about big ideas on the changes they want to see in Scotland for our website ScotlandCan. In addition to this we regularly publish research on how better co-operation can improve life in Scotland, and polling on what the Scottish public think.

Events

If you love Scotland and want to remain part of the UK; if you want to debate Scotland’s future on the basis of mutual understanding and common-ground, and if you want to represent a movement that stands for the values we’re proud to share, please join us at one of our upcoming events.

Scotland in a Zoom

We’re bringing people from across Scotland together who disagree on our country’s future to see if there’s a plan we all might agree on to take us forward. You can read our report on the findings of this ground-breaking new project that brought together scores of Yes and No voters from across Scotland here.

“Scotland in a Zoom” encouraged voters on both sides of the constitutional debate to actively listen and positively engage with each other, before seeing where they could find consensus on a path forward for the country.

More than 80 voters from across Scotland took part in the virtual project in February and March this year, in groups of twelve over Zoom. You can find out more and sign up to take part in future sessions here.

News

A Plan to Change Britain

Our Scottish Future Chair Professor Jim Gallagher delivered a key note lecture last week on the proposals by the Commission on the Future of the UK, published by Gordon Brown in December. The plans drew
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Health Gap Leading to NHS Crisis

The poorest people in Scotland are 72% more likely to end up in hospital emergency beds than the richest, according to a major new study today which reveals the impact of Scotland’s health inequalities on the NHS.
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Scotland Needs to Find a Better Way Than The SNP’s Brexit-Style Referendum

As the Scottish Parliament debates Indyref2, Prof Jim Gallagher says Scotland needs to find a better, more consensus-driven, way forward
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Polling

Our Scottish Future produces reports and analysis promoting the benefits of cooperation and solidarity between Scotland and the rest of the UK. You can read our latest reports and analysis here.

Ideas

ScotlandCan is a campaign run and owned by the Our Scottish Future think-tank. We publish research papers, opinion, and reportage which sets out an agenda for progressive change for our devolved Scottish Parliament.

ScotlandCan sources contributions from experts, front-line workers, journalists and young people. Our aim is to create a fresh debate about the potential for change through devolution and to provide fresh thinking for all political parties at Holyrood.

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To build the positive, progressive and patriotic case for a better Scotland in a reformed UK.

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Join us and help us build a better Scotland in a reformed UK.​

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We will only achieve our goals if we work together

COP26 demonstrated once again that we cannot make change happen in the world without making it together. That’s why we’re calling for a COP UK to:

  • Agree common regulatory pathways
  • Distribute resources fairly, to support a fair transition across the UK
  • Bring together devolved authorities and nations, so that we can commit individually and collectively to carbon targets

Add your name and back our call for a COP UK.

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