Reading Time: 4 minutes In this blog, SPICe has selected three key elements of “Christmas purchasing” and explored what information is available for those in search of sustainable festive choices.
Month: December 2019
Sustainable development: weasel words or the heart of policy making…
Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s been over 20 years since sustainable development was to be at the heart of Scottish decision making. Are we making enough progress?
Land Reform at 20 – What does a post-feudal era look like?
Reading Time: 9 minutes A look back at Scotland’s land reform journey since 1999.
A week’s a long time in politics
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at how the political horizon has shifted one week on from the UK general election and explores what the developments mean for Scotland and the UK constitutionally.
‘Transformative’ change, but twin climate and biodiversity emergencies ahead: 20 years of devolved environmental policy
Reading Time: 7 minutes SPICe asked some key figures operating in the environmental sector during this period to set out their thoughts and reflect on achievements made, and outstanding challenges faced by the Scottish Parliament in the devolved area of environmental protection.
The price of free tuition in Scotland
Reading Time: 9 minutes A blog reflecting on the debate about tuition fees in Scotland in the period since devolution.
Where does health care end and social care begin? 20 years along the road to integration
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at the journey to health and social care integration so far
Oil and the climate crisis: drilling into Scotland’s policy paradox
Reading Time: 6 minutes A look at how the Parliament and Government/Executive have approached climate change and the oil industry.
Phase 2 of the Brexit negotiations – the EU’s approach
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at the EU’s preparations for negotiating the future relationship with the UK
How Scotland voted: UK General Election 2019
Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK General Election 2019 saw the electoral map of Scotland redrawn to become more yellow, with the SNP winning 13 additional seats, as shown