The Scottish Parliament's think-tank

Poverty and Inequalities in Scotland

Scottish Parliament debating chamberPoverty and Inequalities in Scotland. Photograph Copyright: 2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

On 29 May 2009, Scotland’s Futures Forum and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Poverty Information Unit co-hosted a conference to explore the extent to which the Scottish Parliament, in its first decade, has reduced poverty and inequalities and to consider what the Parliament should be doing in the next ten years to tackle disadvantage and inequalities in Scotland.

The conference was attended by 156 delegates from the public and voluntary sectors as well as the academic community. 

Keynote presentations were followed by interactive conversation café and ‘soapbox’ sessions, where ideas and research relating to different dimensions of poverty and inequality were examined.

Read the report here: 2009 Poverty and Inequalities in Scotland Conference: Event Report