This page contains occasional items about events, publications and other matters which may be of interest to those following the debate about Scotland's constitutional future.

The Changing World of Social Security and Administrative Justice in Scotland

Posted on 30 September 2016

A seminar will be held on the Changing World of Social Security and Administrative Justice in Scotland at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in the afternoon of Tuesday 18 October 2016.  See attached flyer for further details.


Brexit and the British Bill of Rights

Posted on 29 September 2016

A workshop and roundtable on Brexit and the British Bill of Rights will take place at Edinburgh Law School on Thursday 27th October, from 10am to 5pm. 


The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications

Posted on 07 September 2016

The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications was published by Oxford University Press in June. The book was edited by Aileen McHarg, Tom Mullen, Alan Page and Neil Walker, founder members of the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, and contains a range of essays by distinguished public lawyers, political scientists, economists and historians - many of whom contributed to the Forum's events and blog.  

The book provides a systematic, academic analysis of the referendum and its aftermath. The chapters evaluate the historical events leading up to the referendum, the referendum process, and the key issues arising from the referendum debate. They also explore the implications of the referendum both for the future governance of Scotland and for the UK's territorial constitution, drawing on comparative experience in order to understand how the constitution may evolve, and how the independence debate may play out in future.

An open access version of Chapter 14 of the book - Andrew Tickell, "The Technical Jekyll and the Political Hyde: the Constitutional Law and Politics of Scotland's Independence 'Neverendum'" - is now available, along with a blog post written by Tom Mullen to accompany the publication of the book. 


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