Annex 9: Vision statements prepared in weekend 2

Introduction

In weekend 2, members developed 67 statements on the country that they are seeking to build, representing the breadth of views on the Assembly’s vision for Scotland.

Vision Statements

The country we are seeking to build will:

1. …a healthier Scotland services and community

2. …be a beautiful place where people would love to visit

3. …be a country of high moral values

4. …be a country that other countries will want to follow

5. …be a fair and progressive country

6. …be a fair and socially just society for all

7. …be a productive Scotland

8. …be a prosperous and financially secure country

9. …be a safe country

10. …be a sustainable society where we balance our environmental, economic and social impact for the good of the country and its citizens

11. …be accountable, transparent and professional by providing informed information to the people

12. …be adaptive to a changing world

13. …be an amazing place to live

14. …be Brexit free

15. …be critical of its nationalism

16. …be democratic, fair, honest, transparent and inclusive

17. …be free of nuclear weapons

18. …be free of poverty

19. …be free of street weapons

20. …be fully self-governed

21. …be innovative, like being a leader in broadband

22. …be kind and thoughtful

23. …be more community-minded

24. …be respectful and flourishing

25. …be respectful, welcoming and inclusive

26. …be socially responsible, taking care of the most vulnerable in society

27. …be supportive of the vulnerable and elderly in society

28. …be the envy of the world

29. …be tolerant and respectful

30. …be welcoming and treat all people equally

31. …build enough amenities at the same time as homes

32. …citizens that take personal responsibility about their community and environment

33. …create more jobs

34. …deliver on its priorities with integrity

35. …encourage and support all citizens to reach their full potential throughout their lives

36. …enhance your family lives for the future

37. …ensure a future for younger generations

38. …ensure councils operate standardised policies

39. …ensure everyone feels they can ask for help if needed and know where to go

40. …get the oil flowing in the North Sea

41. …have a duty to individuals, groups and the nation as a whole, in hardship and in ease

42. …have a football team that can reach the world cup finals

43. …have a government that will treat the population with fairness, compassion and transparency

44. …have a greater and stronger state pension

45. …have a positive attitude of our capacities as a nation (of inventors)

46. …have a set of societal values free from prejudice and bias

47. …have a strong and stable public service for all

48. …have an honest and accountable government

49. …have better incomes and a better living wage to reduce poverty

50. …have equal opportunities for all

51. …prioritise housing for those who need it most.

52. …include the diversity of its citizens in making policy

53. …invest in and provide a thriving and fit-for-purpose health service

54. …nationalise key industries and services such as rail; energy and broadband and run them for the benefit of our people not profit

55. …provide a free, world-class education for all

56. …provide a realistic income

57. …provide a tolerant, safe, secure and stable environment for all people to grow

58. …provide housing for everyone

59. …serve as a moral, ethical and humane example for the benefit of the world

60. …support her citizens and people to reach and achieve their goals, aspirations or dreams

61. …treat all its citizens with respect

62. …try to build a better community spirit

63. …value its diversity

64. …welcome, nurture, and support freedom, self-determination and political independence

65. …will be more transport accessible to everyone over the full country

66. …will encourage freedom and safety

67. …will improve on living standards and quality of life for everyone now and in the future