independence for Scotland

  • December 2, 2014

    To coincide with publication of the cross-party agreement negotiated by the Smith Commission, Ekklesia has now published its own submission to the Commission, made at the end of October 2014 alongside contributions by around 300 civic organisations and 1,700 individuals.

  • December 2, 2014

    Back in January 2013, Ekklesia made a short submission to the Land Reform Review Group (LRRG) set up by the Scottish government to consider one of the most important issues of social and economic justice in the country -- one where there has been persistent avoidance of core questions for many years.

  • November 27, 2014
  • November 18, 2014

    A public roundtable discussion of 'Scotland: Our Visions and Divisions', chaired by Allan Little (BBC), will take place on Wednesday 19th November, 6:00pm – 7:15pm in the Martin Hall, New College, the University of Edinburgh, EH1 2LX (followed by a reception in the Rainy Hall).

  • October 16, 2014

    Can Nicola Sturgeon, as new leader of the SNP and Scotland's First Minister, inject some fresh energy and spirit into politics at Holyrood, and honour the desire for transformational change that came out of the referendum? Simon Barrow looks at her outlook and style as she steps further into the limelight.

  • October 11, 2014

    Independent MSP John Finnie has joined the Scottish Greens. He was received rapturously at their annual conference in Inverness.

  • October 8, 2014

    All over Scotland, people are still trying to work out what exactly just happened in the referendum on 18 September 2014. Tam McTurk looks beneath the timbers of the vote and raises constructive questions about the future of the Yes movement for social change and the rush to join pro-independence political parties.

  • October 6, 2014

    Charities and poverty experts have spoken out about the deeply damaging effect of UK government welfare policies on Scotland’s poorest families.

  • October 3, 2014

    The Glad Cafe in Shawlands, Glasgow, is hosting two important post-referendum sessions on Sunday 5th October 2014, under the banner of 'Imagination: Scotland’s Festival of Ideas'.

  • September 26, 2014

    There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.