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Media

Since the launch of our public consultation platform in September 2020, we have had several articles appearing in the media and these can be read by clicking on the live links below.

 

Orkney News

October 2020: “Developing a Written Constitution for Scotland”.

https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/10/17/developing-a-written-constitution-for-scotland/

 

The National

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18885053.play-part-shaping-independent-scotland/

 

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18939523.scottish-constitution-matter-us-say/

 

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19016410.scotlands-new-constitution-cannot-wait-independence/

 

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19158164.robert-ingram-independent-scotland-real-democracy/

 

April 2021: ”Now is the time to write the rule book for an independent Scotland” , which focussed on the judiciary and amending the Constitution.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19225701.nows-time-write-rule-book-indy-scotland/

 

May 2021: ”How will an Indy Scotland hold its politicians accountable?” , which focussed on audit and accountability.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19305206.will-indy-scotland-hold-politicians-accountable/

 

June 2021:  “Our post-independence democracy should let all play their part”, which focussed on local government and referendums.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19367941.post-indy-democracy-allow-play-part/

 

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19498230.can-ensure-fairer-land-ownership-independence/

 

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.

https://www.thenational.scot/politics/19575876.just-look-map-see-potential-indy-scotland/

 

October 2021:   “Who says Scotland isn’t getting ready to run its own country?”, which focussed on public participation and citizens assemblies.

https://www.thenational.scot/politics/19636472.says-scotland-isnt-getting-ready-run-country/

 

 

The Herald:  Neil Mackay’s “Big Read” on 29 November 2020; “It’s now time to have the conversation about creating a Scottish constitution”.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18906658.big-read-now-time-conversation-creating-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

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