Over the last year, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy have held a series of special events, led by the UK’s foremost experts and thinkers, to examine key issues surrounding Scotland’s future. Topics covered include: Scotland and the EU; Borders, Immigration and Citizenship; and Currency, Banking and Financial Services.
Comprehensive reports from each of the events have been brought together in a vital new book, Enlightening the Constitutional Debate
Each report is unique in offering both highly-informed and non-party-political analyses of the key issues at stake in the independence debate. As National Academies, both organisations recognise their responsibility to ensure that academic expertise and an independent perspective are brought to bear on matters of public concern such as this.
The purpose of the series is not to influence the referendum process in a particular way; the aim is instead to encourage rich and informed debate on this hugely important topic.
Use the links on the left to read reports and view the videos of all events held in the series.