Chapter Two: The members of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland
This chapter describes who the members of the Assembly are and how they were recruited and supported throughout the process.
"What we shared was remarkable. Even with all the differences – and there are many huge differences in terms of unionists or nationalists or partisans – there are certain core values, beliefs and principles that we share. We’ve been through a process where we’ve actually agreed what the priorities are and what the principles are that we want to build on."
Citizens’ Assemblies are based on the idea that involving ordinary citizens in consideration of policy and political issues through deliberation on high quality and objective evidence can improve decision making and strengthen democratic processes. Ensuring a broadly representative membership is essential to the integrity of this process.