Welcome to Scotland's Futures Forum

Scotland's Futures Forum is the Scottish Parliament's futures think-tank.  It works on a non-party basis to promote research and to stimulate debate on the long-term challenges and opportunities that Scotland faces, with the aim of informing MSPs and others and enabling them to consider the effects of decisions taken today on Scotland's long-term future.

Explore our website to learn more about our membership and how to contact us. For more information, please see our Scotland's Futures Forum leaflet (724KB pdf).

Current major projects

Scotland 2030: Our aspirations for society and culture in Scotland in 2030 and beyond

Over the coming years, Scotland’s Futures Forum will develop and deliver a major programme on our aspirations for society and culture in Scotland in 2030 and beyond—the Scotland 2030 Programme.

Taking a number of different perspectives and considering the societal and cultural impacts of existing and predicted trends, we will examine how Scotland can meet the challenges that emerge in order to exploit the opportunities that exist.

For updates and more information, visit our Scotland 2030 Programme page.

Scotland's Futures Forum Knowledge Exchange

With world-class research and expertise in our universities, fascinating insight provided by our think-tanks, and creative thinking throughout our communities, Scotland has great resources to draw on in looking to the future. Scotland's Futures Forum will work with our key partners in academia and beyond to bring these resources to our Parliament.

For more information about our partners, visit our Knowledge Exchange page.


For information about our most recent work, along with links to our previous projects and seminars, visit the Resources page.