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Our Future Scotland @ the Scottish Parliament’s 20th Birthday Party

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Saturday 29 June 2019, at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament opened its doors to the people of Scotland for an afternoon of celebration to mark its 20th birthday.

As part of the celebrations the Futures Forum held a debate on what life, and the Parliament, might be like in 10 or 20 years time.

Chaired by Linda Fabiani MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer of the Parliament, an expert panel discussed how technology will change our lives, how we can meet our climate change targets, and the Parliament can meet the challenges those changes present. And, crucially, what kind of country do we want Scotland to be in the future?

Our panel featured:

  • Kelly McBride, director of Demsoc Scotland
  • Lynette Purves, chair of the 2050 Climate Group
  • Jude McCorry, head of business development at the Data Lab

The event featured the film “Our Future Scotland”, which the Futures Forum co-produced with the RSE’s Young Academy. Watch the film below: