Scottish Studies Weblinks

This website was created by the English Department of FB06 at the JGU-Mainz/Germersheim in connection with the Scottish Studies Centre.

It comprises 11 sections:
1) Associations, Institutions, Societies
2) Journals
3) Libraries
4) Bibliographies
5) Language & Learning
6) Literature & Publishing
7) Governments, Museums & Factual Information
8) Information on the Scottish (SNP) governments from 2007 till today
9) Charities, Social, and Environmental Organisations
10) Civic Society & Cybernet Scotland
11) Further Useful Links & Sources


1) Associations, Institutions, Societies

Adam Smith Institute is the "UK's leading libertarian think tank. It engineers policies to increase Britain's economic competitiveness, inject choice into public services, and create a freer, more prosperous society." It also aims to educate young people with easy-to-read beginners' guides, student conferences and seminars. The website offers a quarterly newsletter, an annual report, an electronic version of their marketing leaflet, articles on all kinds of topics, and an e-bulletin.

Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching, and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland.

Carlyle Society of Edinburgh "celebrates the work and life of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist and historian, born in Ecclefechan, and Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866) letter writer, born in Haddington."

Carlyle Craigenputtock Circle (CCC) is a "purely non-profit organisation committed to the study and promotion of Thomas and Jane's life at Craigenputtock and the preservation of this world-class estate."

Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, is dedicated to the development of research, scholarship and teaching in the area of Robert Burns, his cultural period, and related literature.

Centre for Educational Sociology (CES), a research centre at The University of Edinburgh, "which pursues its research interests in secondary, further and higher education and in educational and labour market transitions".

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The centre offers undergraduate papers in Scottish Studies, as well as graduate supervision at the Masters and Doctoral level. Scottish Studies at Otago is an interdisciplinary study of the history, literature, and culture of Scotland since the late seventeenth century.

Centre for Public Policy for Regions at the University of Glasgow is concerned with the role of public policy in promoting economic and social development in Scotland and beyond.

Centre for Scottish Studies, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, explores Scottish history and culture as well as the relationship between Scotland and Canada.

Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen.

Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, Princeton University, promotes and encourages the "highest levels of research and study of Scottish philosophy."

David Hume Institute, Edinburgh, promotes "informed debate on public policy". 2011 is the tercentenary of the birth of David Hume, and Edinb
urgh University celebrates this with lectures, exhibitions, and seminars.

Department of Scottish Literature, located at the University of Glasgow.

Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society is an interdisciplinary and international society examining 18th-century Scottish culture and society.

Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, is concerned with "the study of human traditions, especially the traditions of the North and the North-East of Scotland."

Global Burns Network, University of Glasgow, is a project supported by the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and is dedicated to promoting the works of Robert Burns and their critical importance.

Hume Society is an "international organisation promoting scholarship on all aspects of the thought and writings of David Hume."

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, promotes "interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences".

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a think tank which offers information on ongoing research and reports on devolution on the website.

Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh, a centre of research expertise on multi-level politics and territorial identity.

Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies, based at the University of Ulster, has the goal "to explore the history, heritage and legacy of the Ulster Scots people", an ethnic group in Ireland mainly descended from Lowland Scots.

International Adam Smith Society was "founded in 1995 with two aims: (i) to encourage interdisciplinary scholarly interest in Adam Smith's writings, as well as in topics and issues connected with his writings; and (ii) to provide a forum for the sharing of research and scholarship relating to Adam Smith."

International Association for Scottish Philosophy exists "to promote and extend interest in the Scottish philosophical tradition." It has a Scottish Philosophy e-zine and produces the bi-annual Journal of Scottish Philosophy.

International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures (IASSL) aims to "expand the reach of Scottish literature" and "ensure that Scottish Literature’s status as a national literature is internationally recognized and promoted as widely as possible."

James Hogg Society, University of Stirling, was founded "to encourage the study of the life and writings of James Hogg and to bring together all those interested in him."

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is a British social policy research and development charity, that funds a UK-wide research and development programme. Its aims are "to identify the root causes of poverty and injustice, to support resilient communities where people thrive, and to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society."

Open Britain is a cross-party, grassroots campaign. We believe: Britain is stronger with Europe. We are leading the fight against a hard, destructive Brexit.

Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 is a fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707."

The Red Robin was founded to create a distinctive left voice in Scotland.

Reform Scotland is a "public policy institute or 'think tank' which was established as a separate Scottish charity, completely independent of any political party or any other organisation and funded by donations from individuals, charitable trusts and corporate organisations. Its objective is to set out policies in Scotland that deliver increased economic prosperity and more effective public services based on the traditional Scottish principles of limited government, diversity and personal responsibility."

Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen.

Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU), a cross-university research collaboration that investigates the use of social science research in public policy and service delivery settings.

Royal Society of Edinburgh is "Scotland's National Academy. Its mission is to advance learning and useful knowledge and by doing so it supports the cultural, economic and social well-being of Scotland and its people." https://www.royalsoce

Saltire Society was "founded in 1936 to improve the quality of life in Scotland and restore the country to its proper place as a creative force in Europe. It seeks to preserve all that is best in Scottish tradition and to encourage new developments which can strengthen and enrich the country's cultural life. It has wide ranging interests including architecture, arts & crafts, civil engineering, history, literature, music, and science – and promotes excellence in many fields through a series of national awards."

School of Education, University of Glasgow, offers a Scottish studies certificate including courses on various aspects of Scottish society.

School of Scottish Studies, University of Guelph, established to co-ordinate graduate studies in the history, literature and culture of Scotland and Scottish settlements in Canada. "Special emphasis is at present laid on Scottish history from the 14th to the early 20th century, Scottish migrations and settlement in Canada, and Scottish and Scottish-Canadian literature."

Scots Philosophical Association promotes "the study and teaching of philosophy in Scotland." The Association is joint owner (with the University of St. Andrews) of the Philosophical Quarterly.

The Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCER) is a new independent and unaligned EU think tank, based in Edinburgh, that will inform, debate and provide up-to-the-minute, high-quality research and analysis of European Union developments and challenges, with a particular focus on Scotland’s EU interests and policies.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Scottish History is one of the five subject areas of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh with an extensive range of teaching and research in Scottish history.

Scottish Studies, University of Victoria. The Hugh Campbell and Marion Alice Small Fund for Scottish Studies sustains a Scottish studies scholarship for a graduate student, a faculty fellowship in Scottish studies as well as an annual public lecture delivered to the St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society of Victoria. The Endowment will also provide for the acquisition of materials to support Scottish studies at the University of Victoria. In addition, the Faculty of Humanities offers courses in Scottish Studies.

Sottish Studies Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to actively supporting the Scottish tradition in Canada at the academic level by raising the awareness of the Scottish heritage in Canada through various levels of education. As well as maintaining a Chair of Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph, the Foundation funds academic scholarships in Scotland and Canada, publishes the annual scholarly journal International Review of Scottish Studies and sponsors and organizes Canadian and Scottish conferences and cultural events.

Scottish Studies Society see Sottish Studies Foundation

Société Française d'Études Écossaises, University of Tours. The aim of the French Society for Scottish Studies is to promote research into Scottish themes inside the French University network, by facilitating dialogue and cooperation between its members as well as by stimulating new ideas and projects on Scottish questions. It also acts as the French link to Scottish research communities, not only in Scotland, but throughout the world.

Society for Scottish Studies in Europe wants to promote Scottish studies in research and teaching.

St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society of Victoria is dedicated to keeping Scottish interests and culture alive now and in the future.

A list of further Caledonian, Scottish and St. Andrew's Societies can be found here:

Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Stirling, "aims to promote research, publication and postgraduate recruitment in Scottish Studies, arising from established strengths and academic interests in Stirling within and especially across the boundaries of literature, art, music, history, media, philosophy, politics, social issues and cultural theory."

UK and EU, The authoritative source for independent research on UK-EU relations.

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2) Journals

Adam Smith Review, sponsored by the 'International Adam Smith Society', "provides a unique forum for vigorous debate and the highest standards of scholarship on all aspects of Adam Smith's works, his place in history, and the significance of his writings for the modern world." It aims to "facilitate debate between scholars working from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives."

The Bottle Imp, University of Glasgow, "exists to promote the teaching and study of Scottish literature and language. It consists of "articles, opinions and arguments waiting to happen". It is created by writers and academics, published by the 'Association for Scottish Literary Studies', and available on the net.

Cable Magazine, international affairs from Scotland.

The Canadian Scots is the Newsletter of the Scottish Studies Society.

The Drouth. Scottish Literary Quarterly.

Études Écossaises is an annual journal based on a central theme and covering various aspects relating to Scotland.

Holyrood, a fortnightly political and current affairs magazine.

Hume Studies "is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal dedicated to publishing important work bearing on the thought of David Hume". Hume Studies Online offers free access to volumes 1-31, and at some universities with a proper contract, such as Mainz University, all volumes are accessible via Project Muse.

International Journal of Scottish Literature is "an online peer-reviewed journal, which aims to develop and circulate international perspectives on Scottish writing".

International Review of Scottish Studies is an annual Scottish Studies Journal published by the University of Guelph's Centre for Scottish Studies.

Journal for the Study of British Cultures aims to "provide an appropriate platform for the study and discussion of British cultures through in-depth articles, case studies, reviews etc."

Journal of Scottish Philosophy publishes innovative work by philosophers and historians of ideas on all aspects and every period of the Scottish philosophical tradition. and

Journal of Stevenson Studies is published under the auspices of the 'Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies' at the University of Stirling.

The National, a new Scottish daily newspaper, "the only one that supports the idea of independence for Scotland", published by Newsquest, which also publishes the Herald, the Sunday Herald and the Evening Times.

The Philosophical Quarterly is "one of the main journals of philosophy in Britain" and edited by a board consisting of members of the staff of philosophy departments at St. Andrews and other Scottish universities.

Scottish Affairs is "Scotland's longest-running journal on contemporary political and social issues".

Scottish Educational Review publishes academic articles and research notes relating to the field of education, as well as a regular review of the proceedings of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee of the Scottish Parliament, and reviews of new book publications.

The Scottish Historical Review is "the premier journal in the field of Scottish Historical Studies, covering all periods of Scottish history from the early to the modern, encouraging a variety of historical approaches".

Scottish Left Review, a non-party bi-monthly journal providing a left of centre perspective on Scottish topics.

The Scottish Literary Review (formerly Scottish Literary Journal 1994-2000; Scottish Studies Review 2000-2008) is "the premier journal of Scottish literature and literary studies". It publishes critical and scholarly articles and reviews.

Scottish Review, published by the Institute of Contemporary Scotland (ICS) in Glasgow (established in 2000), "aims 'to stimulate discussion and revitalisation of thought and debate in Scotland' and 'to stimulate awareness and discussion of social, economic and cultural issues affecting Scotland and Scots through education and educational initiatives'. It has charitable status." (

Scottish Review of Books is a quarterly review of Scottish literature.

SCROLL – Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature "publishes new work in Scottish studies, with a focus in analysis and reinterpretation of the literature and languages of Scotland and the cultural contexts that have shaped them".

Studies in Scottish Literature, "founded in 1963 and based at the University of South Carolina since 1965, was the first refereed scholarly journal in its field, and it remains among the top Scottish literature journals internationally, publishing new research and critical debate on all periods of Scottish literature". Free access to digital volumes.

Tocher is a bi-annual publication with transcriptions of traditional stories in English, Scots and Gaelic. There is also an online archive.

Translation and Literature is "an interdisciplinary scholarly journal focusing on English Literature in its foreign relations".

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3) Libraries

The British Library.

Capital Collections is the image library of Edinburgh City Libraries, Museums and Galleries.

The European Library Portal is a free service that offers access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe in 35 languages.

Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of the University of South Carolina Library is the home of the G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns & Scottish Poetry and has the biggest collection of Scottish literature outside Scotland. The library also has a growing series of digital projects making manuscripts or rare sources available. (The Scottish digital projects can be accessed here:

The National Library of Scotland.

OCLC WorldCat – The World's Libraries is a global network of library content and services.

Scottish Poetry Library, "a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular".

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4) Bibliographies

ABELL - Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature lists "annually all scholarly articles, books and reviews concerning English language and literature and related topics published anywhere in the world, and in any language".

Bibliography of Scotland, an "online national bibliography for Scotland, bringing together over 90,000 records of books, periodicals and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world".

Bibliography of Scottish Literature.

Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation – BOSLIT, "an online resource that offers an extensive and readily accessible source of information about Scottish literature in translation".

Scottish Bibliography Online "contains references to Scottish content found in books, periodicals, and other media and is a unique resource, freely available to all".

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5) Language & Learning

Dictionary of the Scots Language consists of electronic versions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND) with its two supplements.

Lexilogos Scots Dictionary.

The Online Scots Dictionary.

The Rampant Scotland Directory contains more than 13,000 Scotland-related links and is regularly updated.

SCOTS – Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech is a large electronic corpus of both written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland.

The Scots Language Centre.

Scots Language Society.

Scots Tongue.

Scottish Language Dictionaries "lists a variety of useful online resources pertaining to the Scots language and Scottish literature and culture".

Scottish Parliament Glossary lists parliamentary terms and definitions.

Scottish Vernacular Dictionary.

SCRAN is a charity and online learning resource base with over 480,000 images & media from museums, galleries, archives and the media. It is part of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

STARN – Scots Teaching and Resource Network "collects Scottish literary and non-literary materials, which are usually difficult to access by other means. They are primarily intended for use by educationalists and researchers into aspects of Scottish culture, particularly Scottish literature and varieties of Scots language".

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6) Literature & Publishing

Carmina Gadelica is a collection of oral literature written down from the recital of men and women throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Poetry Association of Scotland is a charity promoting public readings of poetry.

Publishing Scotland is a network organisation for the publishing industry of Scotland.

Walter Scott Digital Archive is the main Scott resource on the web.

Scottish Book Trust promotes literature, reading and writing in Scotland.

Scottish Centre for the Book, based at Edinburgh Napier University, focuses on research and knowledge transfer in publishing, the material book and print culture.

Scottish Studies Database is a list of scholars currently working in Scottish literature, language, history and culture, with their research interests and institutions.

Scottish Text Society is a major publisher of important texts from Scotland's literary history.

Scottish Writing Exhibition is a project managed by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. It brings the best of Scotland's literary culture to academic conferences, with the aim of encouraging and supporting the study and teaching of Scottish literature internationally.

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7) Governments, Museums & Factual Information

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), the national association of Scottish councils.

Improvement Service, a service which provides advice, consultancy and support for councils and their partners to help improve the efficiency, quality and accountability of local public services in Scotland.

National Archives of Scotland (NAS), a National Records of Scotland Website.

National Museums of Scotland.

National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Scotland's People, Scotland's largest family history centre., the "official gateway to Scotland", is a website run by the Scottish Government, which contains information on various topics such as government and culture or working and studying in Scotland.

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN), "aims to revolutionise access to Scotland's archives by providing a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives." (

Scottish Continuous Recording System (SCORE), archive website.

Scottish Council on Archives, collects information on Scottish archives, provides opportunities for research and learning in these archives, and provides training and development opportunities for them. (They also offer a monthly e-magazine called Broadsheet with articles and interviews from across Scotland:

Scottish Government is the official home of The Scottish Government.

Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO).

Scottish Screen Archive, provides information on and access to Scotland's national moving images collection.

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8) Information on the Scottish (SNP) governments from 2007 till today

Commission on Scottish Devolution, Final Report of the independent review of the experience of Scottish devolution since 1998.

Devolution and Constitutional Change, research programme funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.

Devolution Matters, a blog of comment and analysis about devolution in the United Kingdom, how it works and how it is developing.

Education Scotland, an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, tasked with improving the quality of the country’s education system.

Scottish Government policy documents,

Scottish National Party (SNP), the official website.

Scotland Office, represents Scottish interests within the UK Government.

Scottish Parliament,

White Paper "Scotland's Future", downloadable document.

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9) Charities, Social, and Environmental Organisations

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, a network carrying out projects to improve the situation of children from poor families in Scotland.

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER), focused on helping to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and promoting racial justice across Scotland.

Community Regeneration and Tackling Poverty Learning Network, cross-Government initiative that supports Community Planning Partnerships and their partners to improve the way communities are regenerated and poverty is tackled throughout Scotland.

Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES), Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation.

Glasgow Works, Glasgow’s City Strategy Pathfinder, one of fifteen established by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the UK.

Green Alternatives to Incineration in Scotland, a campaign for sustainable methods of waste management.

IPPR is a progressive thinktank: IPPR Scotlan is IPPR’s dedicated thinktank for Scotland, operating out of offices in Edinburgh.

Learning Disability Alliance Scotland, an organisation for the promotion of the rights of people with learning disabilities.

People First (Scotland), an independent self-advocacy and collective advocacy organisation of people with learning difficulties in Scotland.

Planning Democracy, a campaigning group advocating a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland.

ScotCen Social Research, the Scottish branch of NatCen Social Research, Britain’s leading centre for independent social research.

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD), a charity whose goal it is to help people with learning disabilities and their families and create an inclusive Scotland.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), national body for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF), Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network.

Shelter Scotland, housing and homelessness charity.

Sniffer, Sustainable Scotland Network, a charity which delivers solutions to resilience and sustainability issues in Scotland.

What Scotland Thinks provides impartial, up-to-date information on public attitudes to Scottish independence. It is run by ScotCen Social Research with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

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10) Civic Society & Cybernet Scotland

Advice to Ofcom "has been set up by Ofcom's National Advisory Committees as a space for you to share your views and experiences on [technology and communication services]. What works? What doesn't? What do you think of issues and technologies on the horizon?" (

All of Us First, emerging movement which is developing a vision for economic and social development in Scotland. (now part of Common Weal)

aPolitical, a weekly podcast featuring interviews with people involved in Scottish politics.

Bella Caledonia, a non-profit, online magazine from Scotland. It is collectively and independently run by volunteers. We aim to create a space for exploring an alternative to a society degraded by poverty, ecological crisis, imperialism, and the illegitimate authority of the British State.

Broadcasting Scotland, an independent new media service" (, which evolved from Referendum TV. It aims to offer a fair and balanced program for everyone in Scotland.

Campaign for Scottish Home Rule, "includes people from across the political spectrum and from outwith politics who have come together to make the case for an effective, sustainable and productive Home Rule settlement for Scotland".

Common Space, a new digital news service and social network in Scotland, funded by and part of the Common Weal think-tank.

Common Weal, a movement propagating a vision for economic and social development in Scotland which is distinct and different from the political orthodoxy that dominates politics and economics in London.

Eyewitness Scotland, a weekly radio documentary presented by Carolyn Scott and Jack Foster "focusing not just on issues from across Scotland and the United Kingdom but offering a Scottish perspective on global issues" (

Frack Off Scotland "is part of a global campaign to halt fracking as well as other unconvential gas sources such as Coal Bed Methane and Underground Coal Gasification".

iScot, a "multi-media current affairs & lifestyle publication packed with news and quality features, photographs and video about Scotland crafted for a global audience".

The Jimmy Reid Foundation, an "independent 'think tank' and advocacy group" that intends to "bring together voices and minds from across the spectrum of left politics in Scotland".

Left Scotland, a youtube channel, which "covers Scottish politics from a leftwing perspective", explains green and radical political ideas and encourages discussion.

National Collective, a "cultural movement for Scottish independence, featuring artists, writers and activists" ('Imagine a better Scotland')., "an independent politics and current affairs site".

Open Rights Group Scotland "exists to preserve and promote your rights in the digital age". Originally a London based group, Open Rights Group launched Open Rights Group Scotland in June 2015 to address "specific Scottish concerns over digital rights".

Post, a Scottish media collective [that] aims to provide a new type of forum for Scotland with a focus on progressive politics, environment and technology" ( (with their downloadable Magazine

Radical Independence Campaign. "We believe Scotland should be a people’s democracy, a society of equality, a great welfare state, a good neighbour, and pioneer a just economy. We believe this better Scotland can only begin with independence."

Sceptical Scot, "These pages are for all who care about Scotland’s future, regardless of how they vote: for party, independence/union, EU/Brexit. Sceptical Scot aims to provide a forum that is both broader anddeeper than current online/print offers with a rich diet of well-researched, polemical, thought-provoking writing.".

Scot Goes Pop!, A pro-independence blog by James Kelly.

Scottish Album of the Year Awards, an ambitious "new national prize established to reward and promote the diversity and creativity of music and art in Scotland".

The Scottish Diaspora Blog, the digital home of my work on the Scots abroad. I am especially interested in the history of Scottish clubs and societies in Australasia, North America and Africa, in ethnic identity, and in the transfer of Scottish culture. I post stories regularly that explore the history of Scottish migration and the experiences of Scots abroad.

Scottish Independence Convention is a stakeholder organisation for all those who wish to see Scotland be an independent country. It brings together all the independence-supporting political parties (SNP, Scottish Greens, SSP), the national independence-supporting organisations (Labour for Independence, Women for Independence, Radical Independence Campaign, Business for Scotland, NHS Yes, Common Weal and a range of others) and representatives of local grassroots groups.

Scottish Left Project is "constructing a replacement for Labour that truly reflects the needs of Scotland's working class, and a policy program that reflects the needs of European societies to escape skyrocketing inequality, anti-immigrant hysteria, endless war, and the degradation of democracy".

Scottish Rural Action is a powerful voice for the people of rural Scotland. They are a grassroots-led, non-profit organisation and seek to ensure that decision-makers understand the needs and strengths of rural communities in Scotland, and that policy does not disadvantage rural communities.

Scottish Rural Parliament takes place every two years and is next scheduled for November 2018.

Scotzine, "a daily news and features website dedicated to the game of football in Scotland".

Think Scotland, an independent not-for-profit debating forum with a cross section of topical, political and cultural writing – from the perspective of mainly Scottish Conservative authors.

Thoughtland, "a blog of ideas, from a left-green perspective, supporting the campaign for Scottish nation-state independence - and once achieved, the full development and progress of Scotland itself." (edited by Pat Kane)

A Thousand Flowers, a blog dealing with Scottish politics with a special focus on gender and feminist issues.

We are Northern Lights, a film project with the goal to create a documentary about Scotland out of footage submitted by members of the public. Part of the initiative 'Year of Creative Scotland 2012'.

Wings over Scotland, a "Scottish political website, which focuses particularly on the media – whether mainstream print and broadcast organisations or the online and social-network community – as well as offering its own commentary and analysis". (

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11) Further Useful Links & Sources

Creative Scotland invests in the arts, screen and creative industries for the benefit of the people of Scotland.

Criminal Justice (CJ) Scotland, a helpful source of information on Scottish criminal justice.

Scotsman Digital Archive is a digital Archive of the Scotsman, Scotland's main newspaper, which includes every issue of The Scotsman from 1817 – 1950.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS), a service helping employees find a good job, and employers train and improve their workforce.

UK in a Changing Europe promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

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