We are a grouping of civil society organisations in Scotland working to open up the debate on what Scotland should look like in the future. What brings us together is our desire to ensure the discussions around the referendum are open, inclusive, and embrace new ideas and ways of thinking.
The Future of Scotland group is committed to providing impartial information through publications, resources, events and blogs to help open up the debate about Scotland's constitutional future to everyone.
The referendum will have important consequences for all aspects of Scottish life - we want to encourage people to think about the kind of Scotland they want to see and then consider what powers Scotland would need to achieve that.
The Future of Scotland is not in favour of any particular option and will not be campaigning for any particular outcome.
Visit our websites to find news, events and resources for stimulating debate about the referendum and visions for a future Scotland.
The views represented on this website do not necessarily represent the views of the partners involved in the Future of Scotland project.
The website, www.futureofscotland.org (the "Site") is operated by or on behalf of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations ("SCVO"). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a charity registered in Scotland (no. SC003558)
Our principle place of business is at the Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. Telephone: 0131 474 8000
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