Scotland in Union Updates

Welcome to our updates page where we publish our latest news, research and opinion pieces.

New Polling

Responding to a poll showing only a third of people want another Scottish referendum in the next five years, Pamela Nash, Chief Executive of Scotland in Union, said:

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Burns Supper - Speakers Confirmed

We are excited that MP Alistair Carmichael (Scottish Liberal Democrats) and MSPs Johann Lamont (Scottish Labour) and Murdo Fraser (Scottish Conservatives) will all be speaking at our Burns Supper on Friday 2nd February.

Click here for tickets.

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Scotland in Union Students, by Elen Young

Politics has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, with both my parents and older brother having a keen interest. As such, I have always been aware of what is going on locally and nationally, but it was not until the independence referendum of 2014 that I developed such strong feelings on the matter, which I would be privileged enough to vote in.

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Our 2017 Year in Review

The past 12 months have been nothing short of a rollercoaster, particularly for those of us concerned with protecting Scotland’s place in the UK.

Before we start thinking about what’s to come in 2018, it's worth remembering all that has happened in 2017.

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Scotland in Union Burns Supper

Come and join us for a celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns on Friday 2nd February 2018.

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SNP Government Fail to Explain Economic Stagnation

The Scottish taxpayer will fund the modest increases in spending outlined by Derek Mackay in today’s Budget, but he notably chose not to acknowledge the funding we continue to receive from the UK Exchequer, without which our public services funding would be drastically slashed.

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British Transport Police

There was a time when it seemed every institution, organisation or utility had the word British in its title.

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Unlucky Paisley

Congratulations to Coventry, who are worthy winners of UK City Culture 2021. 

We are very disappointed for Paisley that it has not been successful in its bid. 

The energy, pride and optimism this community has shown in rallying behind the excellent Paisley 2021 team demonstrates the bright future the town has and it has proved itself to be a great host of local and national culture. 

“This has been a fantastic campaign which has brought people from different cities and towns all over the country together and celebrated all that is great about British culture.

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New Chapter For Paisley

I used to hate Paisley. As a child, it was the scene of never-ending Saturday afternoons being dragged round the shops by my mum.

I warmed to it over the years though. As I got a bit older, I was allowed to get the bus to the town centre with my friends, unaccompanied by adults, and we felt very mature even though we just went to McDonalds and looked at the football boots in the sports shops in the Piazza and the Paisley Centre.

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Manic Monday!

In recent weeks, it would have been easy to believe that Scotland was starting to move past the divisive debates of the past.

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St Andrew's Day Blog from our Chief Executive

Scotland’s history, culture and symbols belong to all Scots, and all of those with an affinity for Scotland.  Yet, they have been hijacked by pro-independence campaigners, most prominently shown by the use of the Saltire.

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St Andrew's Day Poster

Download our St Andrew's Day poster by clicking here. 

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Our Chief Executive Backing Paisley's UK City of Culture 2021 Bid

 

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Budget Day Battle

The annual battle between the Scottish and UK Governments on Budget Day is now well underway.

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Scotland in Union London Dinner with Dan Snow & Tom Holland

 

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Our Founder Alastair Cameron's London Speech

Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our founder and executive director Alastair Cameron.

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Our Chief Executive Pamela Nash's London Speech

Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our Chief Executive Pamela Nash.

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Our CEO Pamela Nash on Today's Debate at Westminster

I had to spend most of time as an MP embroiled in Scotland’s constitutional debate…and today I find myself returning to the Houses of Parliament to look on as today’s MPs take to Westminster Hall to debate the prospect of there being another independence referendum. 

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Letter to the Permanent Secretary

Our Chief Exec Pamela Nash has written to the Permanent Secretary to express our concern that taxpayers money has been used by the Scottish Government for political propaganda.

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St Andrew's Day Celebrations

Some of our regional teams across Scotland are holding St Andrew's Day celebrations, on Thursday 30 November.

The largest of these is in Paisley (the soon-to-be UK City of Culture 2021) and is being organised by our Renfrewshire team.

If you would like to attend this event then please click HERE.

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