Home affairs

Home affairs, including equalities, immigration, data protection, intellectual property, broadcasting, telecommunications.

Telecoms mast on Scoval, in the northwest corner of Skye. Picture: John Allan /  Wikimedia Commons

Academic research

Democratic Audit UK and British Politics and Policy at LSE LSE, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde

ESRC Centre for Population Change, Building 58, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Migration Observatory

Royal Society of Edinburgh  (RSE) and the British Academy (BA)

Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

The future of the UK and Scotland, University of Edinburgh, St John's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ  

University of Edinburgh

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Business organisations

Federation of Small Businesses, 74 Berkeley St, Glasgow, G3 7DS

Law Society of Scotland, 26 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7YR

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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Yes Scotland

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Political parties

 Scottish Conservatives’ Commission on the Future Governance of Scotland (Strathclyde Commission), 67 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6JG



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Scottish Government

Scottish Government St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Scotland’s Referendum

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Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee


Scottish Public Body

Scottish Human Rights Commission

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Think tanks

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

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Third sector

Scotland September 18, The Hunter Foundation, Marathon House, Olympic Business Park, Drybridge Road, Dundonald, KA2 9AE

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Trade unions

Scottish Trades Union Congress

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UK Government

Scotland Office 1 Melville Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

HM Government

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UK Parliament

House of Commons Library London SW1 0AA

United Kingdom Parliament

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UK Public Body

Consumer Futures

Further information

This Referendum Hub is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.   Material has been selected by impartial researchers within the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, who have made every effort to ensure both sides of the debate are fairly represented.
It should be noted, however, that the Referendum Hub is not an exhaustive source of information on the Referendum.  It does not, for example, contain links to mainstream media, blogs, twitter feeds or other social networking sites. Nor should inclusion on the Hub of any paper, briefing or website produced by any organisation or individual be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Parliament of the content of any such document or website.

Broad criteria

  • Research and position papers produced by or on behalf of Research Councils and professional bodies such as business organisations, academic institutions, trades unions and established think tanks
  • Briefings and policy papers produced by or on behalf of the UK and devolved governments and legislatures
  • Reports and findings produced by established public opinion polling companies
  • Papers produced by the main referendum campaigning groups and umbrella bodies.

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP



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