Have Your Say in the Future Governance of Scotland
Some 11 years ago a small group of Scots decided to draft a ‘model’ written constitution for Scotland rather than just talk about the need for one. The Constitution for Scotland Project (CfS) has grown from that modest beginning. It advocates Scottish independence as a matter of community democracy. And it exists to encourage consultation on a draft constitution.
The project has moved on to its next stage. The consultation provides an opportunity for anyone who wishes to contribute to the future governance of Scotland. Scots are invited to contribute suggestions for amendments and additions to the basic draft. In this way, it will become a real People’s Constitution. So we will create it from the grassroots up.
The Project Is Now Live
- The interactive debate provides choices. So people can either read the summary or the full model constitution.
- Anyone who wishes to take part just needs to register.
- After registering, they can add their own ideas and comment on those of others.
- They will be able to return again and again to see the latest vote counts and rankings or update their own input and vote – right up to Independence Day.
- Register and then leave your ideas, suggestions and comments here: Interactive Consultation
Politicians Will Know What We Want
After this consultation our politicians will know precisely what we want. And what we expect them to do about it. And that’s what a constitution is all about. Scotland will have a constitution which truly represents a modern popular democracy.
More About CfS:
Our Edinburgh & Lothians Group organised an online meeting with Robert Ingram of CfS. You can listen to their discussions here: A People’s Constitution
CfS is charity chaired by Robert Ingram. Robert explains:
“Being prepared is not just a good motto for Guides and Scouts. Everyone will benefit from looking ahead and considering the political nature of a Scotland in full control of its own affairs, economy and resources.
“That is the thinking behind this initiative to conduct a public consultation on a written Constitution for Scotland. And for all these reasons, this is not a job just for politicians: it is for every citizen to have a say in how he or she is to be governed and to make their priorities crystal clear.