In Setting up a Scottish Banking System, the fourth paper in the Scottish Independence Convention’s Transition series, finance expert Peter Ryan presents the case for banking reforms in the transition period leading to independence and explains the processes needed to set this up. Author: Peter Ryan Peter Ryan is married and lives in Ayr. He has worked in financial services for over 30 years. He has contributed to payment policy both in the UK and the European Union working with the European Banking Authority on real time Euro payments and Open Banking. His support for Scottish independence came from the injustice of the vote toRead More →

It is imperative that Scotland is fully aware of its own rights and responsibilities and it must take the time now, well before a decision to become independent takes place, to plan and prepare. Otherwise, we may find ourselves repeating the mistakes of Brexit and being forced into a disadvantageous deal due to a lack of understanding of what we already have and what we need and want. 5k Version 1k Version Author: Dr Craig Dalzell Dr Craig Dalzell is the Head of Policy & Research at the “think and do tank” Common Weal. His background is in laser physics but through a strange seriesRead More →

First part in a collection of papers being produced by SIC on the transition to independence. Full document and further reading here. “We must think of self-governing Scotland as an independent legal jurisdiction which has internationally recognised legal boundaries. A Customs officer at an immobile Customs Station, in an open-borders 21st Century European community, has very little impact and demonstrates how Unionists miss the point, whilst further; successfully confusing our electorate by claiming “hard borders” are a show-stopper when in fact they are very largely irrelevant.”   1 Introduction and Background This paper is written at the invitation of Scottish Independence Convention. The author’s practitionerRead More →

Salary: £27,500 Status: Full time / jobshare considered Contract: 6 months fixed term, with extension dependent on fundraising Location: Home-working, with a future possibility of an office probably in the central belt Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30 August 2019 Interviews: To be held in early September 2019 Voices for Scotland is the campaign organisation that seeks to plan, deliver and win the next campaign for Scottish Independence. It is the campaigning and fundraising arm of the Scottish Independence Convention, a coalition of independence supporting organisations. Its goal is to lift the support for Scottish Independence to about 60%, building on the independence movement that deliveredRead More →