Postponement of Assembly Meetings
The Citizens’ Assembly meetings planned for 27-29 March and 24-26 April will be postponed in line with the new public health measures announced yesterday on coronavirus.
This decision has been taken by the Convener on the advice of the Assembly Secretary and after consulting a reference group of Assembly members. The Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, on behalf of the Scottish Government, supports this decision.
The Assembly will reconvene to complete its work as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, urgent consideration is being given to how the work of the Assembly can continue through digital activity.
We have informed our members and will continue to communicate with them regularly. We have not taken this decision lightly, but the health and wellbeing of all Assembly members is our top priority and it is important to provide as much certainty as we can in these difficult times
Watch the latest Citizens' Assembly video content
Weekend 4 Livestream Recordings
Weekend 4 Summary video:
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. The Convener has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out the arrangements in place to allow the Citizens’ Assembly to deliver on it’s remit independently.