Reports & white papers

Scotland’s Future: Food and Drink

Food and drink is one of Scotland’s biggest economic success stories. Statistics show it generated turnover of £13.9 billion in 2012. This short paper highlights five key areas in which Scotland’s food and drink sector stands to gain from Scottish independence. These are: Food and drink production as a national priority Staying in Europe, with…

Scotland’s Future and the Environment

Scotland has a spectacular natural environment, diverse range of beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity. This paper sets out five key gains for the environment that independence will bring: 1. We can place the environment at the heart of a written constitution 2. We can have a nuclear free Scotland 3. We will have access to…

Scotland’s Future – What Independence Means for You

A 12-page guide which outlines the opportunities for everyone in an independent Scotland. Scotland’s Future – What Independence Means for You – sets out how the wealth of Scotland can be used to benefit people who live and work here. The short guide will be translated into fifteen languages, with braille and audio versions also…

Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities – Your Introductory Guide

An introductory guide to the content of ‘Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities’, published on 16 June, 2014. Scotland’s islands are beautiful and diverse, enjoying rich histories, healthy economies and immense prospects for future growth. This guide sets out an introduction to ‘Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities’ – a prospectus for Scotland’s islands, recommended jointly by Scottish Ministers…

Scotland’s Future – is everyone’s business

Small businesses, like others, will have questions about the referendum and about what independence means for you. In this paper we outline the benefits of independence for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and demonstrate how we can help businesses grow and thrive in an independent Scotland.

Scotland’s Future – Connecting Rural Scotland

The paper sets out five ways in which independence will deliver the services rural Scotland needs to maximise the economic opportunities that everybody should be able to expect. 1. Improved digital connectivity 2. Fairer parcel delivery charges and ownership of the Royal Mail 3. Fairer fuel prices and energy bills 4. Better transport links 5….