The Scottish Parliament's think-tank

Scotland 2030 Programme

As the Scottish Parliament's futures think-tank, Scotland's Futures Forum looks beyond the electoral cycle to stimulate debate on the long-term challenges and opportunities that Scotland faces.

Our major programme for the coming years is the Scotland 2030 Progamme, an exploration of Scotland's culture and society and our aspirations for 2030 and beyond. 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.

Explore the website to find out more about our work.


Scotland 2030 Programme: Upcoming Events

Scotland’s Futures Forum continues its exploration of life, society and culture in Scotland in the future through a series of events tackling subjects from the potential for a citizen’s income, the future for rural Scotland…

Read More

Events and Resources

Recent podcasts

About 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.

Looking beyond the five-year electoral cycle and away from party politics, the Futures Forum seeks to bring fresh perspectives, ideas and creativity on how we might prepare now for the future. It hosts discussions and seminars and presents ideas to engage Scotland’s parliamentarians and challenge their thinking.

For more information about us, click here.