Let's make citizens' voices heard for Scotland's future

The Secretariat has produced a series of three summary papers (Vision, Challenges and Constitutional considerations) covering the work of the Assembly before the coronavirus pandemic.   These papers will remind you of the work you have done so far and will help you to prepare for when the Assembly comes back together to decide on your vision for the future of Scotland and how we overcome the challenges facing the country.   You may also wish to revisit the full range of evidence, outputs, video footage and reports for each weekend, which are available by weekend.  

The papers have been reviewed by Assembly members in reference groups so that we can be sure they are a fair summary of members' discussions and provide the information that you will need.   Should you have any questions about the papers, for example, if there is anything that you would like more information on or if you have any difficulties in accessing materials, then please do get in touch with the Secretariat by e-mailing info@citizensassembly.scot  



This paper covers the work you have done to prepare your vision for the kind of Scotland we are seeking to build. This work was mainly done in weekends 1 and 2 and you will find it helpful to look at the reports of these weekends, which provide you with all of the detail that you will need about the evidence you considered and your initial findings. You can see the Report of weekend 1 and Report of Weekend 2

Vision Summary Paper



This paper mainly covers weekends 3 and 4, when you discussed a wide range of evidence and ideas on sustainability and finances and taxation. You will also find it helpful to have a look at the fuller reports for these weekends which provide you with all of the detail of the evidence. The reports are attached here: Weekend 3 report and Weekend 4 report

Challenges Summary Paper



This paper summarises your consideration of constitutional issues. This includes the discussions you have had on where power lies to take decisions for and about Scotland. You have covered wider issues as well, discussing how political debate is conducted and how citizens are provided with information.  Further evidence on citizen participation and information sharing will be provided in one of the forthcoming Assembly sessions.

Constitution Summary Paper

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The Process

Citizens’ Assemblies and other participative forums like this have been used in other places around the world and have achieved fantastic results.

Find out more about the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland’s unique process, and learn how it will run.

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Convener's Blog and Member's stories

We regularly post updates to let the public see what people that are participating in the process think.

Read the stories from the Convener and Members'.

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Common Questions

Not everyone has heard of a Citizens’ Assembly – questions are part of the process.

If you have any questions about the Assembly, have a look at our Common Questions page.

Then the discussion begins
Weekend One: 26-27 October
Weekend Two: 29 Nov-1 December
Weekend Three: 17-19 January
Weekend Four: 21-23 February
Weekend Five: 5 Sep
Weekend Six: 3-4 Oct
Weekend 7: 31 Oct & 1 Nov
Weekend Eight: 5 Dec