Indyref One Year On: Rhetoric and Remembering

by Sarah Hamlin Today is the first anniversary of the 2014 Referendum on Scottish Independence. A day of voting, badges, foam fingers, t-shirts, stickers and an astonishing amount of casual chat between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ volunteers at polling stations, closing with hours of vote counting, exhausting and exhaustive media coverage and a tense and sleepless…

How the Yes social media strategy helped SNP effect seismic change in Scottish politics

This article by Policy Scotland members appeared in The Herald on September 13th By Ana Langer, Michael Comerford and Des McNulty The role of social media in broadening the conversation during the independence referendum is highlighted in research we have conducted. During the campaign, extensive use was made of social media. Both official campaigns used Twitter as…

Where next for Scotland and the UK?

A talk given by Jim Gallagher, Nuffield College, University of Oxford at the Open University, Edinburgh for a Policy Scotland and URESG Joint Seminar on 22 January 2015 We are equidistant between the independence referendum and the general election, 4 months after one and 4 months before the other. Scotland’s constitutional future is still very much…

EVENT: Further Devolution to Scotland: What should the Smith Commission recommend?

Date:  Wednesday 19 November 2014 Time: 13:45 – 17:15 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow Speakers: Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh Professor David Bell, University of Stirling Professor Alan Page, University of Dundee Sylvia Suteu, University of Edinburgh This seminar will, therefore, explore some of the key issues arising from further devolution, including…