The Assembly is made up of over 100 people randomly recruited from across Scotland. The membership have been selected to be broadly representative of the adult population (16 and over) in terms of age, gender, socio-economic class/educational qualifications, ethnic group, geography and political attitudes.

Members meet to discuss and deliberate on Scotland’s future.

Elected or appointed representatives (including MSPs, MPs, MEPs, councillors and Members of the House of Lords), the staff of political parties, public appointees and senior public and civil servants and the representatives or officials of relevant advocacy groups are ineligible to be Assembly members.

Recruitment for the members took place over the summer, 2019. It was carried out by Mark Diffley Consultancy and Research Ltd following a competitive tender process. 

Member profile and methodology

Information sources for quotas

List of members

Members' motivations to join the Assembly