Scotland’s local elections – what to look out for

By Professor Kenneth Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland The upcoming Scottish local government elections are likely to lead to change, not just in the political make-up of councils but also because so many experienced Councillors in leadership positions are standing down. Budgets will be tighter than ever before, and a new generation of elected councillors…

Event 7 November – Policy Scotland Lecture Series

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 if the UK is prepared…

Professor Jim Gallagher – The Brexit Paradox: How the wrong choice for Britain offers the right opportunity for Scotland.

Kicking off a series of events on Brexit hosted by Policy Scotland, Professor Jim Gallagher today gave a lecture at the University of Glasgow on “The Brexit Paradox: How the wrong choice for Britain offers the right opportunity for Scotland”. Addressing an audience of prominent academics, journalists and experts from a range of fields, Professor…

Brexit and Public Policy Capacity

Ken Gibb, Director of Policy Scotland and Des McNulty, Deputy Director of Policy Scotland In the shock and uncertainty following Thursday’s vote, the focus has primarily been on the constitutional, social and economic questions that flow from disengaging with the EU and on the political fallout. Important as these questions undoubtedly are, there is an…

The Choice Between Two Unions

Professor Michael Russell MSP gives his first reaction to the outcome of the European Referendum, and its implications for Scotland. Political anoraks like myself like to speculate before elections about possible outcomes and there has been much such speculation in recent weeks. Accordingly the outcome of the European Referendum was, in the literal sense, not…