Constitutional futures for Scotland and the UK

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Constitutional futures for Scotland and the UK

This panel discussion reflects 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.


  • Kenny Farquharson
    Columnist and Senior Writer for The Times


  • Professor Michael Keating FRSE
    General Secretary, RSE
  • Professor Ailsa Henderson FRSE
    Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Jess Sargeant
    Senior Researcher, Institute for Government
  • Dr Philip Rycrof
    Former senior Cabinet Office official


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