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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.


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…


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…



Futures Forum Bulletin: Autumn 2018

Hello and welcome to the Futures Forum’s bulletin for autumn 2018! With the Scottish Parliament having returned from the summer recess, we look back on a busy summer for us and forward to an exciting…




Summer 2018: Events Programme

Scotland’s Futures Forum is delighted to announce our Summer Programme of Events. In the Scottish Parliament, we’ll be hosting a panel discussion including author Christopher Brookmyre and robotics expert Professor Sethu Vijayakumar on our aspirations…


Drugs in Scotland: MSPs Request Review

Ten years on from its ground-breaking report into reducing harm caused by alcohol and drugs, Scotland’s Futures Forum will return to the subject with an event to consider drug use in Scotland. Following a request…



Scotland 2030 Programme: Launch

Scotland’s Futures Forum – the Scottish Parliament’s in-house think tank – launched its Scotland 2030 programme on Wednesday 29 March 2017. Billed as an exploration of Scotland’s culture and society, the programme will ask what…