We are faced with an unprecedented level of uncertainty regarding our economic, social and global position. Today policymakers will have to explain how to keep Scotland more competitive even as global power shifts east, how to make Scotland work for its poorest, and how to answer the biggest constitutional question Scotland has faced in its history. We believe that this unique set of challenges calls for a unique response.
The Scotland Institute is a progressive and independent think tank set up to deal with the changing face of Scotland. We aim to investigate the implications of devolution, find innovative solutions to the problems of social exclusion and encourage Scotland’s competitiveness in the global market. Through high-quality comprehensive research and policy making we hope to put Scotland on a path towards a more competitive, progressive, and optimistic future.
We need not look far for inspiration; for like the philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, we believe that ideas are the guiding light which can change the face of society for the better.