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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.

Support our call for COP UK

Our Scottish Future is calling for a COP UK to be staged within the next 12 months so that the UK Government and the devolved governments can coordinate the historic step-change to a carbon neutral Britain.


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.


The Power of Positive Thinking

Today the House of Lords Constitution Commission has published a new report: "Respect and Cooperation: Building a Stronger Union for the 21st Century." While the report says the case for the Union remains strong, it does not mince its words in calling for change.
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Poll Backs Directly-Elected Provosts to Revive Local Democracy

The crisis in local democracy in Scotland is exposed in a poll which reveals that three-quarters of Scots are not confident they could name the leader of their local council. It also reveals the potential solution – the creation of directly-elected provosts to Scotland’s leading cities.
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Autonomy and Cooperation – Finding The Right Balance

"FULL fiscal autonomy would be a disaster for Scotland”. So Gordon Brown told an online Our Scottish Future audience of more than 300 people last week as he set out his vision for his nation as part of the United Kingdom.
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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.


From the threat of climate change to the response to the Covid pandemic, we know that it is only through cooperation with others that we can solve some of the biggest challenges we face. Our Scottish Future aims to show how cooperative working by governments within the United Kingdom can deliver the change we all seek.
To that end, we are setting up four Commissions – on healthcare, economic growth, the environment, and child poverty – which are all seeking to answer the same question: how can better cooperation between our governments deliver the happier, healthier, greener future we all desire?
We are bringing together some key thinkers and will publish our reports and analysis over the coming months. 


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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For the Scotland we deserve

At Our Scottish Future, we believe Scotland can do better.

We can have a better politics than one of constant division and suspicion.

We can to do better on protecting our NHS, fighting poverty and inequality, and on saving our shared environment.

And we can do better by better cooperation, because not only are we united with our fellow Scots in looking for something better, but with people across the UK.

Join us, and help us build a positive, progressive and patriotic movement for 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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