Yearly Archives: 2016


The First Minister has set out proposals intended to protect Scotland’s relationship with Europe in the aftermath of Brexit – the first detailed plan published by any administration in the UK since June’s referendum. Making clear that the proposals represent a compromise on behalf of the Scottish Government as no […]

A Brexit Pathway for Scotland?


Post by Maria Fletcher, Director of SULNE and Senior Lecturer in the University of Glasgow School of Law This week, the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE) published our latest position paper in the aftermath of the Leave vote in June – this time focussing on the implications of Brexit on […]

Brexit and environmental law




By Professor Ken Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland  The clue is in the name – Policy Scotland naturally aspires to bring academics and policymakers, including legislators and ministers together. We want to know what they are interested in and we also want to let them know about important and high […]

Working with Holyrood



The Autumn Statement made by the Chancellor has been the main focus of UK politics this week – drawing ire from opposition parties as revealing a “Brexit bombshell” of slower economic growth, higher borrowing and higher debt – but with a series of interesting announcements impacting on Scotland.   Claiming to be […]

November 25 News Digest




By Professor Anton Muscatelli, writing ahead of an expert panel discussion on Brexit on Friday 18th November, hosted by Policy Scotland in association with the Conversation Nearly six months after the UK’s vote to leave the EU, the path to Brexit is still uncharted. All we know is that because […]

The path to Brexit is still uncharted





Countdown to Brexit: where next for UK and Europe? Date: Friday 18 November 2016 Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Doors open: 5.30pm Event begins: 6.30pm Event ends: 7.45pm The Policy Scotland Brexit series continues with a panel of leading experts discussing the threats and opportunities of Brexit, presented in partnership with The Conversation. […]

Countdown to Brexit: where next for UK and Europe?




Brexit and Freedom of Movement: A Continental Perspective on the Post-Industrial Society Professor Josef Konvitz Date: 7 November 2016 Time: 13:00-14:00 Location: Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow In the second in the Brexit lecture series from Policy Scotland Josef Konvitz address freedom of movement and asks […]

Event 7 November – Policy Scotland Lecture Series


‘The 2016 Presidential Election: It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over’ Professor Chris Carman, University of Glasgow Date: 25 Ocotober 2016 Time: 6pm Location: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome.  No advance booking is necessary. The 2016 U.S. Presidential cycle has been […]

Event 25 October – The Stevenson Trust For Citizenship Lecture






The Brexit Paradox: How the wrong choice for Britain offers the right opportunity for Scotland. Professor Jim Gallagher Date: 10 October 2016 Time: 13:00-14:00 Location: Room 257 Hugh Fraser, Wolfson Medical School , University of Glasgow. In the first in a series of lectures hosted by Policy Scotland examining the […]

Event 10 October – Policy Scotland Lecture Series