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Constitutional futures for Scotland and the UK

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08/11/2022 | 6pm - 7.30pm
The Royal Society Of Edinburgh 22-26 George Street Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Join this panel discussion to reflect on the challenges of Scottish devolution and the relationship with the rest of the UK.

Issues surrounding Scotland’s constitutional future continue to dominate and polarise Scottish politics and political debate. But the contested nature of the process – and especially the question of whether or not there could or should be an independence referendum – has crowded out meaningful discussion of the challenges facing devolution and Scotland’s relationship with the rest of the UK. 

To explore some of these challenges, the RSE is partnering with the UK in a Changing Europe, as well as the Institute for Government and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, as part of their review of the UK constitution, to host a panel discussion with key experts and commentators. There will be opportunities for the audience to pose questions and join the discussion.

The event will be in-person only at the RSE, with an audio recording made available later via the RSE website.


Kenny Farquharson, Columnist and Senior Writer, The Times


Professor Nicola McEwen FRSE
Professor of Territorial Politics; Co-Director, Centre on Constitutional Change. Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe, University of Edinburgh

Professor Ailsa Henderson FRSE, Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Jess Sargeant, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government

Dr Philip Rycroft, Former senior Cabinet Office official

Read more about the research project: Review of the UK Constitution

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