Bearnaraigh na Hearadh, or ’Tis 50 Years Since – a Study of Life in a Hebridean Island Community

Author / Creator: Susanne Barding

Media type: Book

Date published: 2023

This is an amazing book, combining intimate life histories and personal stories with Barding's professional insights about life in 1970's Berneray.

Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish: Post Indyref Post EUref edition

Author / Creator: Lesley Riddoch

Media type: Book

Date published: 2018

An account of Scotland at the grassroots through the stories of people 

Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods - planning guidance: consultation

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Consultation paper

Date published: 2023

The Scottish Government is seeking views on the draft guidance on local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods

How Scotland Could Be One of the Happiest Countries in the World

Author / Creator: Bottom Line

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

One of the most important indicators of a thriving economy and healthy society is that the people living in the country report high levels of happiness, life satisfaction and wellbeing.

The time for a revolution?

Author / Creator: Anthony Seaton

Media type: Opinion

Date published: 2022

"A revolutionary moment in the world's history is a time for revolutions, not for patching." Willaim Beveridge

Scotland 2070: Healthy Wealthy Wise

Author / Creator: Ian Godden

Media type: Book

Date published: 2020

A fifty-year vision for Scotland: Scotland 2070. There is lots to commend in this book which is buzzing with ideas and intelligence about a post-oil economy, the challenge of climate change, and our future as a northern nation. A welcome contribution to the sort of futures literacy we need more of.

Scotland the Bold

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Book

Date published: November 2016

For self-government to have any meaning it...requires that we begin to talk honestly and maturely about Scotland's future and some of the difficult choices we will have to make; reflecting on where we have come from, what we are proud of, mistakes, and how we do things better in the future.

‘No Sex Please we are Scottish’: The rise of the Scottish miserablists

Author / Creator: Gerry Hassan

Media type: Blog

Date published:

Scottish Government’s survey of school age children about their sexual knowledge and sexual behaviour has caused cetain sectors of society to object to factfinding about attitudes.

An Index of Social and Economic Well-being (ISEW) across 32 OECD countries - 2006 to 2018

Author / Creator: John McLaren

Media type: survey report

Date published: January 2020

 Compares the indicators of income; education; longevity; and inclusivity for the OECD countries and the nations of the UK.

Understanding Scotland Report - Wellbeing October 2021

Author / Creator: Diffley Partnership

Media type: survey report

Date published: November 2021

Fifty-five percent of the surveyed population were satisfied with their life and the same percent were happy on the day before the survey.

Understanding Scotland - Society

Author / Creator: Diffley Partnership

Media type: survey report

Date published: October 2021

A look at Scottish society as we emerge from the pandemic, and addresses the fundamental questions: Is Scotland on the right track? Where do we want to go as a country? And who do we trust to help us get there?