Due to the proximity to the General Election we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it would not be appropriate to live-stream the forthcoming meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly. This is because it is important that we do nothing that might lead to suggestions that we are drawing attention away from or otherwise intervening in the General Election, which could have the effect of undermining public confidence in the independence of the Assembly. The relevant parts of the meeting will be recorded and may be viewed on the website after the General Election.
All of the materials produced in the first meeting of the Assembly are being published on our website, as will be the agenda and evidence presented to the Assembly in this forthcoming meeting.
We realise this will be a disappointment to the many people who followed our last meeting and intend to do so in the future. We have not taken this decision lightly, but believe it is the right thing to do.
There are a limited number of places for people to apply to attend in person to observe the public session of the Assembly. Details can be found here.
The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is coming together to address the following 3 questions:
What kind of country are we seeking to build?
How best can we overcome the challenges Scotland and the world face in the 21st century, including those arising from Brexit?
What further work should be carried out to give us the information we need to make informed choices about the future of the country?
These are included within the Remit and Terms of Reference for the Assembly, which sets out how the Assembly will operate. Conveners have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out the arrangements in place to allow the Citizens’ Assembly to deliver on it’s remit independently.
If you would like to come and observe a meeting of the Assembly, find out how here.