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St Lucia Independence Day – 22 February

Today in 1978 St Lucia became independent. This provides an opportunity to examine the Constitution of St Lucia and to reflect on its lessons for Scotland. An independent Scotland without a written Constitution would be unthinkable. Just as St Lucia, … Continue reading

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Research Internship Scheme

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING MORE INTERNS. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE FUTURE VACANCIES – SO PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH TO REGISTER AN INTEREST. The Constitutional Commission is growing fast and needs more people-power to carry on our … Continue reading

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Initial Response to White Paper

The Constitutional Commission broadly welcomes the Scottish Government’s White Paper outlining the options for enhanced self-government. On 30th November 2009, the Scottish Government published its White Paper, “Your Scotland, Your Voice”, in which it sets forth its proposals for further … Continue reading

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Claim of Right – your chance to affirm or re-affirm

“We, gathered as the Scottish Constitutional Convention, do hereby acknowledge the sovereign right of the Scottish people to determine the form of government best suited to their needs….” To affirm or re-affirm your commitment to the Claim of Right on … Continue reading

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In search of British values

By Tom Nairn – An extract from a feature in Prospect Magazine, October 2007 Since Gordon Brown’s appearance as United Kingdom premier, assorted premonitions have surfaced in the gloom. Britlanders now inhabit a haunted house on the edge of a … Continue reading

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