Category - referendum

  • April 25, 2014

    Roughly 420,000 English-born people will have a vote in Scotland’s independence referendum later this year, because they live and work here. Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow. Here he gives a personal account of his shift towards supporting a "Yes" vote – but on the firm basis of solidarity, not separation.

  • March 17, 2014

    Green politicians have responded to Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's recent pronouncements on a potential EU referendum.

  • February 21, 2014

    A day event is being held at St Ninian's Church, Dundee, on Saturday 22 February 2014, specifically to help Christians reflect on the issues that should be considered before deciding whether to vote Yes or No to the question in the historic September referendum: 'Should Scotland be an independent country?'

  • December 19, 2013

    Penal reformers have expressed disappointment at a negative ruling from the Court of Session in Scotland on prisoner votes.

  • October 31, 2013

    A renewed 'Claim of Right' for Scotland would invoke popular sovereignty and more than nationalist is also social democratic, liberal, green, feminist and much more, says commentator Gerry Hassan. It is the Scotland of boldness, determination and self-determination, which is larger than labels and beyond being small-minded about differences. It is also a challenge to the fading 'high Scotland' which talks the people's talk while remaining paternalist, and a step beyond the limitations of the current referendum campaign.

  • March 12, 2013

    A Bill to give every 16 and 17 year old a vote in the 2014 independence referendum has been formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

  • January 28, 2013

    As part of the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) debate and consultation on referendum issues, Edinburgh TUC (ETUC) is organising a series of workshops on key issues facing Scotland and its capital.

  • November 24, 2012

    Scottish independence is not a go-it-alone creed, but a call for a new, collaborative society, speakers at the Radical Independence conference have said.

  • November 12, 2012

    Children's rights groups and charities have welcomed the passing of the children's referendum in Ireland by 57.4 per cent to 42.6 per cent.

  • November 10, 2012

    Yes for Children, a national coalition, is urging a 'yes' vote in the Irish children's referendum vote to be held on Saturday 10 November 2012.