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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.

09/09/2022 10:00 am
The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

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

Cooperation not Competition – Building a Better Britain

Today our country needs leaders whose eyes are fixed on the future. And cooperation is the way of the future. With global problems like pandemics and climate change that cannot be solved by nation states on their own and with every country’s independence limited by their interdependence, nationalism is yesterday’s response to today’s challenges. The new Prime Minister should put constructive cooperation between our four nations at the heart of their vision for a British future.
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Former Leader of the Scottish Greens Responds to Proposals for a Second Referendum

In response to Nicola Sturgeon’s proposals for a second referendum, Robin Harper, the former leader of the Scottish Greens, said: “We would be much better off talking about how to improve the performance of the UK through an all encompassing refresh of how our democracy works, and how we can improve it to serve all four UK administrations.”
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Cooperation Can Build a Better NHS

In a new comment piece published today in The Lancet, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and leading cancer specialist Professor David Kerr make the case for greater cooperation in health care provision in the UK.
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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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Talk to us!

Got an idea, suggestion or question? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

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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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