Parliament and constitution

Parliament and constitution, including the referendum.

Scottish Parliament seen from Our Dynamic Earth.  Picture: Patrick Mackie (licensed for reuse under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licence)

Academic research

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

Comparative Constitutions Project

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

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

The Economics of Constitutional Change, Division of Economics, University of Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA

ESRC Scottish Centre for Constitutional Change

Institute for Government

Migration Observatory

Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum

Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) Survey (ScotCen)

UK Constitutional Law Group

University of Edinburgh

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Business organisations

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

Institute of Fundraising Scotland

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

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Constitutional campaigning bodies

Better Together

Devo Plus Group

Yes Scotland

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Constitutional reform bodies

Constitution Society

Constitution Society,Top Floor, 61 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EU and Unlock Democracy, 37 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8PQ

Constitutional Commission

Electoral Reform Society (ERS)

OurKingdom, OpenDemocracy (CRB)

Scottish Independence Convention

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International Organisations

United Nations, Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Headquarters, Room No. DC2-0570, New York, NY 10017

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Opinion polls

Angus Reid Public Opinion


ICM, Creston House, 10 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NB

Ipsos MORI, 4 Wemyss Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6DH

Lord Ashcroft Polls

Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) Survey, ScotCen Social Research, 73 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AW

Survation, 5-25 Scrutton Street, London, EC1V 3JL

TNS BRMB, 23 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PS

UK Polling Report

What Scotland Thinks (ScotCen)



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Political parties

 Liberal Democrat Voice                                                         

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

Scottish Greens                   

Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour Party Devolution Commission

  • Powers for a purpose - strengthening accountability and empowering people (March 2014)


    Scottish Liberal Democrats Home Rule and Community Rule Commission

    Scottish National Party (SNP)


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    Scottish Government

    Scotland's Referendum

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

    Scottish Government St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG and Our Islands – Our Future Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW and Shetland Islands Council, 8 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ

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    Scottish Parliament

    Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP


    Scottish Public Body

    Elections Scotland (Electoral Management Board for Scotland), Room 206, Lothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1RN

    Scottish Human Rights Commission

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    Think tanks

    Institute for Government

    IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research)

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    Third sector

    Carnegie UK Trust

    Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

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

    Scottish Women’s Aid, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD


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    Trade unions

    Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)       

    Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)

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    UK Government

    HM Government

    Scotland Office 1 Melville Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

    UK Statistics Authority

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    UK Parliament

    House of Commons Library London SW1 0AA

    House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, House of Commons, First Floor, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA

    House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee

    House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee

    House of Lords Constitution Committee, London SW1A 0PW

    House of Lords LibraryLondon SW1A 0PW


    United Kingdom Parliament

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    UK Public Body

    Electoral Commission, Lothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN

    Information Commissioner’s Office

    Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA

    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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