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Scots in the Constitutional Convention Scots in North America


Scots in the Constitutional Convention

Margaret Thatcher at a Scottish Conservative Party Conference in Perth in 1986. Picture: TSPL

James Wilson

The Scottish Constitutional Convention (SCC) was an association of Scottish political parties, churches

Scottish devolution vote from the archive

Lord Foulkes: Why we need a UK Constitutional Convention

James Wilson

... constitutional reform to keep Scotland in union. Alistair Carmichael, Ian Murray and Stephen Kerr have made a plea for reform.

A Constitutional Convention?

Wilson was born in 1741 or 1742 at Carskerdo, near St. Andrews, Scotland, and educated at the universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

Richard Dobbs Spaight State: North Carolina

Scene_at_the_Signing_of_the_Constitution_of_the_United_States_0.jpg. American constitution ...

First Minister of Scotland

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Throughout the1990s, Scottish Labour played a leading role in the Constitutional Convention, and worked with others in local government, the churches and ...

Ruth Davidson vows to end 'constitutional games' and let Scotland thrive

Former SNP MP starts Scottish independence polling initiative

The closest thing Westminster has to a plan – and it has to be said that it's not VERY close to a plan – is the so-called “backstop”, which isn't a backstop ...

Scottish Covenant

This ...

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Aye Aberdeen welcomed into Scottish Independence Convention

Sketching out Northern Ireland's future: how long the Conservative-DUP marriage survives cannot be

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Supreme Court rules Scottish Brexit law exceeds lawmaking powers

Manpreet Sing Makkar poses for a photograph in Calton Hill, Edinburgh on July 16. Manpreet, who is originally from Punjab in India, moved to Scotland in ...

Citizens Assemblies for Scotland

The Scottish constitution shows what the UK is missing | Elliot Bulmer | Opinion | The Guardian

Craig Hoy


Graeme Cowie: Prisoners to Devolved Fortune? The Right to Vote and the Scotland Act 2016

Nicola Sturgeon claims the convention on devolution has been ripped up Credit: AFP. Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Independence Convention is a stakeholder organisation for all those who wish to see Scotland be an independent country.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford criticised the Scotland Secretary

Graham Fraser is a former Canadian journalist and a writer whose Scots ancestry can be traced to the north of Scotland. Graham is the son of Blair Fraser, ...

Scottish parliament, Welsh assembly join forces to oppose Brexit

Brexit poses existential questions for Scottish nationalists

Scottish Parliament set to be handed control over abortion laws

Gordon Brown attends a Better Together rally on August 27, 2014 in Dundee. Photograph: Getty Images.


Special report: Looking back at how a new Scotland was born

Arthur Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, during the 1887 protest in Belfast against the

MPs representing seats in England do not normally legislate on subjects devolved to the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or the Northern ...

Members of Parliament for the Scottish National Party (SNP) walk out of the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions after their leader Ian ...

Pro-independence supporters in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

3329367981_f1def80007_b. How Icelanders crowdsourced a constitution

Sources suggested Mr Corbyn could be convinced of one of the more contentious proposals for constitutional

James Wilson


Antique c1850 engraving, John Knox. John Knox (1513-1572) was a

Nicola Sturgeon's falling popularity could be disastrous for the Scottish independence cause

The narrative of devolution twenty years on

John McCormick chair of the Commission on Parliamentary Reform

Wings Over Scotland

Gordon Brown is right: federalism is on its way if the Scots shun independence

Ruth speech to David Hume Institute in Edinburgh - Scottish Conservatives

Court urged to refer case to European Court of Justice Credit: Reuters. Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

Devolved Matters – What is devolved and when was it devolved?

Brexit is a form of secession – Scotland and Northern Ireland might soon follow

Scotland deficit more than three times UK as a whole

Scottish Secretary David Mundell during the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre,

Presiding Officers credit Scottish Parliament

Scottish common sense realism

There are a number of important legal and constitutional issues in Scotland as a result of Brexit. There are also particular sectors of the Scottish economy ...

The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. ©Ulmus Media

How Autonomous is Scotland today? – The Economic and Fiscal Perspective - 50 Shades of Federalism

"Caledonia" is an old name for Scotland, used mostly in poetry. As you can see from this relief map, much of Scotland is covered in mountains, the origin of ...

However, the true Scottish Separatist/Nationalism Movement actually began back in 1934 during the economic hard times of the Great Depression.


A fraught point in the handling of the EU Withdrawal Bill has been the way in which it deals with those competences that are currently both devolved and ...

Hugh Williamson State: North Carolina ...

Nicola Sturgeon celebrating Scotland ...

Originally published in Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com)

Scottish Government to incorporate the principles of UN Children's Rights Convention into Scots law

New dawn: the Queen arrives to open the new Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, 1999

Tony Blair commented that the case for Scottish Independence had changed since the Brexit vote

Tom Nairn, outside the Scottish Parliament, August 2010

Prof Andrew Reynolds Libya

Scottish lawmakers authorize new referendum to secede from U.K.

hiking in scotland

When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick's Day, ...


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The pages of American history contain the names of men of Scottish birth and blood, whose notable achievements have reflected credit upon the land and race ...

Devolution 20 years on and Scottish Government ministers still feel ignored by Whitehall, says report

Pro-Union supporters celebrate as Scottish referendum polling results are announced at the Royal Highland

The Croft House at Invershiel.

Alex Salmond leaves Queensferry House at the Scottish Parliament after being sworn-in as First

Holyrood's MOT: How Can the Scottish Parliament Be Improved As A Legislature?

Ian Blackford outside Parliament