The final word on the Assembly must come from members themselves. The Assembly has been an extraordinary journey for everyone involved, and its influence should spread far wider, providing the opening words of a new chapter for democracy in Scotland. We asked members to set out in their own words who they are, why they agreed to get involved, what the experience has meant to them and what they hope will be achieved as a result. These are the responses, in members own words. They speak for themselves and provide powerful testimony. They are essential voices to be listened to by politicians and everyone else concerned with Scotland’s future and who is committed to working as one to find common ground and move forward together whilst respecting different views. Over 100 citizens spent over a year doing exactly that and they have set out an agenda for action and a way of working for others to follow.