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There are around five million people in Scotland. On the 18th of September 2014, Scotland will be given the chance to answer a profound and seemingly simple question: Should Scotland become an independent country? However, there are many complex questions associated with the debate on independence. The University of Dundee gives the independence debate the platform of Five Million Questions, on which to address the nation's concerns over Scotland's constitutional future through a series of lectures and activities.

Upcoming Events

​Independence – a Risk or an Opportunity for Business? In collaboration with Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday 22, April 2014

This panel event brings…

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​In conversation with Douglas Alexander

Friday 09, May 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00, Dalhousie Building Douglas Alexander is the Labour Party's foremost…

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​Prof Chris Whatley 'The Scots and the Union': Then and Now

Thursday 29, May 2014

Thursday, 29 May 2014 from 18:00 to 19:00 The first edition of The Scots and the Union marking the tricentenary of the Union launched to huge critical acclaim in the summer of 2007.…

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From the blog

Lessons from Quebec

Yesterday voters in the Canadian province of Quebec went to the polls, and the results are quite interesting (bear with me). The Parti Québécois, which wants ‘sovereignty’ (or independence) for…

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Powers for a Purpose

Today marks exactly six months to go until referendum day, and perhaps with that pre-anniversary in mind the Scottish Labour Party’s devolution commission – comprising MPs, MSPs and outside experts…

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Scotland's Future in Scotland's Hands

It’s always interesting watching the First Minister outside his comfort zone; actually that isn’t fair, Westminster is very much Alex Salmond’s comfort zone, for he spent more than two decades there…

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