A new poll from British Future finds only 52% of Scots think independence will come in the next ten years – while 73% back new powers for Scotland.
Chris Creegan reflects on the historic election result in Scotland and asks whether Scotland can find a new, post-election political consensus
The General Election in Scotland this year is probably the least predictable the nation has ever seen – and the contest in the 59 Scottish constituencies could play a significant role in deciding who governs Britain.
The referendum in Scotland is shaping up to be a nail-biter. Scotland will, quite rightly, get whatever the majority of Scots want. While the margin will be tighter than many expected, writes Sunder Katwala, that still looks like the Union.
After the performance of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Glasgow Girls, the audience jumped to their feet and roared their approval and wouldn’t stop. The cast looked slightly stunned by the audience’s reaction, but it was a reflection of a truly exciting musical play, writes Rachael Jolley.
A British Future-backed session at the Scottish Festival of Politics hosted a debate on who counts as Scottish, and when new residents become Scottish.
There’s been a great Scottish contribution to the Team GB medal haul, but just 5% of the Team GB medals were won by Scots alone, with the others being made up from teams from across Britain, according to new British Future research.
Academic Andrew Mycock argues that while the data from British Future’s report This Sceptred Isle suggests that many Scots share a vision of the Scottish nation and society which is multicultural and inclusive, the importance that a majority attach to place of birth suggests ethnicity remains an important factor in how Scottish nationalism and nationhood are popularly understood.