On 15 November the Constitutional Commission held a fringe meeting at the SNPís conference in Perth on the subject of a new (written) Constitution for Scotland.
The event was hosted by Linda Fabia... read more
In a previous discussion paper published by the Constitutional Commission, the case for 'Secure autonomy' as an alternative to 'Devo-Max' or Federalism was made. Secure autonomy would be a 'Scotlan... read more
AUTONOMY FOR A SOVEREIGN SCOTLAND IN THE UNION
There needs to be an intermediate position between devolution and independence.
Devolution is unsatisfactory because it ignor... read more
The Constitutional Commission, in association with Luath Press Ltd, is pleased to host the launch of 'A Constitution for the Common Good: Strengthening Scottish Democracy after 2014', by W. Elliot ... read more
1 October 2013
The independent Scottish charity, the Constitutional Commission, is pleased to announce that a complaint made against it has been rejected by the charity regulator, the Office of ... read more
A warm welcome to the Constitutional Commission web site. We are here to help, please send us your questions or concerns about constitutional matters, and we will try to respond. In addition to providing the best technical advice, we are happy to hear of your concerns about the way the constitution affects your life.
We are an independent, non-partisan Scottish think-tank, research organisation and educational charity which exists to "promote the advancement of education, citizenship, and community development, through a better understanding of constitutional structures, processes and improvements.
In support of these objectives, we aim to:
(1) Ensure that any proposals for constitutional developments that concern Scotland are fully debated and decided in Scotland.
(2) Examine how the proposals of the Power Inquiry for more participative governance could be implemented in Scotland.
(3) Clarify the constitutional implications of various forms of relationship between Scotland and the other countries of the UK.
(4) Prepare the outline of a draft Constitution for Scotland.