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Spring 2022 Update

An update from the Scottish Parliament’s think-tank on its work in spring 2022. This includes a chance to share your views on what we should be doing.





2035

In this blog, writer Iain Finlay MacLeod gives us some creative writing full of dystopia – and some hope? – about Scotland’s future. Read this blog in Gaelic… In 2035, the company Amazon bought all…











2035

Gus seachdain na Gàidhlig 2022 a chomharrachadh, iarr Fòram Alba air Thoiseach air grunn luchd-labhairt Gàidhlig na beachdan aca a thoirt dhuinn mun àm ri teachd. Tha am pròiseact, a chaidh a ruith le taic…





Uaine is donn

Gus seachdain na Gàidhlig 2022 a chomharrachadh, iarr Fòram Alba air Thoiseach air grunn luchd-labhairt Gàidhlig na beachdan aca a thoirt dhuinn mun àm ri teachd. Tha am pròiseact, a chaidh a ruith le taic…



Seachdain na Gàidhlig: Views of the Future

To mark Seachdain na Gàidhlig (Gaelic week) this year, the Futures Forum will publish a series of Gaelic blogs specially commissioned for the occasion.  In our event on the future of Gaelic in 2019, one participant shared…






Autumn 2021 update

An update from the Scottish Parliament’s think-tank from autumn 2021. It includes information on the Festival of Politics and new directors.


Annual Reports

Published annual reports of Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Scottish Parliament’s think-tank.




Search

Scotland’s Futures Forum has been holding events and supporting research since 2005. Over the next year we’ll be adding more and more resources to our website. SearchSearch



Vacancy: external directors

UPDATE 11 AUGUST 2021: The deadline for this vacancy has passed. Thanks to all those who have been in touch. We will communicate with applicants directly. The positions Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Scottish Parliament’s think-tank,…


Summer 2021 Update

Update on board changes and plans from Scotland’s Futures Forum from summer 2021.


Review of Session 5

Scotland’s Futures Forum is the Scottish Parliament’s futures think-tank. Our work is designed to inform MSPs and enable them to consider the effects of decisions taken today on Scotland’s long-term future. In the fifth session…




Review of the year: 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. Often, it has been hard for many of us to look beyond the end of the week, let alone into the long-term future. At Scotland’s Futures Forum,…






















Spring 2020: Upcoming Events

Scotland’s Futures Forum continues its exploration of our future with a series of events in spring 2020. Covering the future of education, the impact of innovation and sustainability on the jobs we do, and the…



Review of the year: 2019

2019 has been a busy year for Scotland’s Futures Forum. We’ve explored our shared future in urban and rural communities, hosted discussions on transformative ideas like a citizen’s income and a wellbeing economy, and welcomed…




Mu dheidhinn Fòram Alba air Thoiseach

Is e Fòram Alba air Thoiseach a’ bhuidheann-bheachdachaidh mun àm ri teachd aig Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Tha sinn ag obair air bunait nach eil a’ bualadh air pàrtaidhean gus rannsachadh a chur air adhart agus…















Climate Change with the IPCC

On Wednesday 3 April 2019, the Futures Forum and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre hosted a breakfast seminar with speakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on science, policy and solutions on a…



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…







Spring 2019: Events Programme

Scotland’s Futures Forum is delighted to announce our Spring 2019 Programme of Events. As part of our Scotland 2030 Programme, we’ll be hosting discussions looking at the future for housing with an ageing population, and…