Dedicated to conducting and administering a public consultation on the content and subsequent promotion into legislation of a Constitution endorsed by credible numbers of Scottish citizens.
October 2020: “Developing a Written Constitution for Scotland”.
We have had a series of monthly articles in The National to focus on our Model Constitution, to encourage debate and to draw the links with public policy:
November 2020: “How to play your part in shaping our independent Scotland”, which introduced Constitution for Scotland and how the people can draft our constitution.
December 2020: ”A Scottish constitution is a matter for all of us, here’s how to have your say”, which focussed on your rights as a citizen, sovereignty of the people and the territory of Scotland.
January 2021: “Why Scotland’s new constitution cannot wait until after independence”, which focussed on the Head of State, the organisation of the Parliament and how the electorate would be represented.
February 2021: “Scottish independence: How a new constitution can protect Scots democracy”, which focussed on the law-making process, recall of an MP and public petitions. https://www.thenational.scot/news/19088106.new-constitution-can-protect-scots-democracy/
March 2021: “How an independent Scotland could have a real democracy”, which focussed on the Structure of Government and Public Finance.
April 2021: ”Now is the time to write the rule book for an independent Scotland” , which focussed on the judiciary and amending the Constitution.
May 2021: ”How will an Indy Scotland hold its politicians accountable?” , which focussed on audit and accountability.
June 2021: “Our post-independence democracy should let all play their part”, which focussed on local government and referendums.
July 2021: “Are those in power adhering to the principles of their party?” may be downloaded here.
August 2021: “How can we ensure fairer land ownership after independence?”, which focussed on Natural Resources, Climate and Environment, Land Registration and Wildlife Protection.
September 2021: “Just look at a map to see the potential of an Indy Scotland”, which focussed on Defence, Policing, Emergency Powers and banning Nuclear and Biological Weapons.
October 2021: “Who says Scotland isn’t getting ready to run its own country?”, which focussed on public participation and citizens assemblies.
The Herald: Neil Mackay’s “Big Read” on 29 November 2020; “It’s now time to have the conversation about creating a Scottish constitution”.
iScot December 2020 edition
Saor Alba issue number 34 in October 2020
Scots Independent November 2020 edition
The Nation Talks: Chair Robert Ingram was interviewed on John Drummond’s TNT show on 10 March 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3KfEAhQFo0