Scottish independence is bad economics for three reasons

Scottish independence is bad economics for three reasons

By Ronald Macdonald, University of Glasgow The recent publication of an extensive survey of leading economists by the Centre for Macroeconomics showed that an overwhelming majority did not think …

Charity: Increase food bank use linked to welfare cuts

Charity: Increase food bank use linked to welfare cuts

A speech by the chairman of Glasgow-based food bank, Loaves and Fishes, to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee has been circulating on social media recently. The powerful speech …

Promoting Responsible Innovation in Synthetic Biology to Improve Global Water Quality

Promoting Responsible Innovation in Synthetic Biology to Improve Global Water Quality

By  Dr John Walls, Prof. Joseph Murphy and Prof. Bill Sloan One of the Global Challenges of our time is to ensure the world has a steady supply of safe drinking water.  A new five year flagship  …

Independence Options Briefing Note – Currency choices for an Independent Scotland

Independence Options Briefing Note – Currency choices for an Independent Scotland

If Scotland were to vote for independence in 2014, the choice of currency would affect much more than the notes and coins Scots would use in their everyday lives. The currency adopted by the newly …