The Citizens' Assembly has reported - did anyone notice?
16 January 2021
Scottish Citizens Assembly unveils vision for the future
BBC Scotland news 13 January
Scotland's first Citizen's Assembly has published 60 recommendations aimed at improving how the country is run.
The assembly was made up of 100 members of the public who broadly represent Scotland's demographics, geography and political views. Their non-binding proposals include making all employers pay the living wage and the devolution of further powers over tax and immigration. The Scottish government will produce an action plan in response to the report.
The assembly was announced by Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP conference in 2019 and was tasked with answering three questions:
- What kind of country are we seeking to build?
- How can we best overcome the challenges we face, including those arising from Brexit?
- What further work should be carried out to give people the detail they need to make informed choices about the future of the country?
The assembly was initially dismissed by the Scottish Conservatives and Liberal Democrats as a "talking shop for independence". But its final report does not express any views on whether or not independence would be good for the country.
Find more information and links to the Assembly's report and recommendations at Groups / Citizens' Assembly of Scotland.
- 04/03/2021 Covid-19 - Local and national information
- 02/03/2021 Transition 'What next?' summit 3 - 20 March
- 28/02/2021 Join us in the Climate Change Garden - The Fairtrade Foundation
- 26/02/2021 Highland Wholefoods Spring Newsletter
- 24/02/2021 Newsletters - BITT, FCC and BIP hot on the heels of CCT - and Cromarty Live and CAT join the list
- 14/02/2021 Black Isle Litter Survey ends 9 March
- 12/02/2021 NOW INTO SECOND WEEK - Free online course on mitigating climate change starts 15 February
- 06/02/2021 Croft for sale - Drynie Park near Muir of Ord
- 04/02/2021 JOB OPPORTUNITY - Part time horticultural trainer with Blooming Gardeners
- 30/01/2021 HC warning on Council Tax scam, and Police Scotland consult on Body Worn Video