Scotland in Union Updates

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

If 'Yes' Had Won, by Professor Hugh Pennington.

Alex Salmond’s preface to the Scottish Government’s White Paper ‘Scotland’s Future’ nominated March 24th as Independence Day.

The 649 page document attempted to predict the changes that independence would bring. There would be full fiscal autonomy. The Barnett formula – from which Scotland has benefitted enormously for almost 40 years– would be history. 

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A Question of Identity

In this article, a version of which was first published in Highland Perthshire Comment in 2013, Aberfeldy resident and Gaelic historian Richard Devéria argues that Scottish attributes have contributed significantly to the emergence of British values, and he calls for Scotland to uphold her identity within the Union.

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We Were Right to Vote No, by Alastair Cameron

If Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney had got their way, Scotland would be preparing to become an independent country on March 24th.

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"21 out of 100" The Many Ways the SNP have misled us, by Keith Howell

Information or misinformation? Some thoughts from Scotland in Union supporter Keith Howell.

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I'm No Fan of Nationalism, by David Bone

SIU supporter David Bone is no fan of nationalism. Here are his reasons why.

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Scottish Separatists

What makes a separatist? Here's a thoughtful article from historian Jill Stephenson.

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Why I Voted 'No', by Alastair Cameron

Founder of Scotland in Union, Alastair Cameron explains what drove him to vote against independence in 2014.

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The Curriculum for Excellence, by Alastair Smith

After a long summer holiday, is it time for the Curriculum for Excellence to come under scrutiny?

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Scotland's Huge Role in Science and Engineering, by Patrick Harkness

Scientific and engineering research in Scotland plays a huge role because of links with the UK's global infrastructure, says Patrick Harkness

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What is the SNP doing to Scottish Education? By Carole Ford

Scotland's education system is, historically, envied by much of the world. No longer. Carole Ford looks at what's happened.

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A Better Way Forward, by Victor Clements

Campaigner Victor Clements considers a new approach to Scottish electoral - and referendum - politics.

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Rational patriotic Scots know that staying in the UK is best for Scotland" - the full text of Alastair Cameron's speech on Sunday 5 July

Speech by Alastair Cameron, Director of Scotland In Union, at a Supporters’ Event on Sunday 5th July 2015

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Who Will Really Stand Up for Scotland

What does 'standing up for Scotland' really mean in the aftermath of September's referendum? Keith Howell asks the question.

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Scottish Liberalism is Dead

"Populist, egalitarian, anti- elitist and glorifying the moral superiority of one's own nation" - Scottish-based German journalist Reiner Luyken on the European view of modern Scotland- and it isn't pretty.

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Dear Alex...an open letter to the former First Minister from an old schoolmate.

An open letter to Alex Salmond from Allan Sutherland, first published here and subsequently in The Daily Record

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