National Academies Call for Clear, Open & Meaningful Information on Scottish Independence Debate as they Launch Landmark Book

The RSE and the British Academy (BA) today call for clear, open and meaningful information to be presented to the public ahead of the vote on Scottish independence. The RSE and BA have collaborated to produce a landmark book, offering the most comprehensive and factual views of some of the UK’s leading academics and experts. Enlightening the Constitutional Debate
emerged from the series of events gathering the UK’s top thinkers, over two years, to examine the main concerns surrounding the future of Scotland and the UK.

The book lays bare fundamental issues that have emerged as those which voters feel must be addressed clearly before they can make an informed choice in the referendum on Scottish independence: a viable currency option; distribution of the national debt; the future security of pensions; and Scotland’s place in Europe. The RSE and BA are now calling for the public to be made aware of and have better access to the facts and expert opinions on what Scottish independence means for the communities that will live with this historic decision.

Read the full press release here: National Academies Call for Clear, Open & Meaningful Information on Scottish Independence Debate as they Launch Landmark Book