The Scottish Parliament's think-tank

Scotland 2030 Programme

Our aspirations for society and culture in Scotland in 2030 and beyond

Scotland’s Futures Forum’s major programme for the coming years is an exploration of Scotland’s culture and society and our aspirations for 2030 and beyond.

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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.

Through a series of events within the Parliament, supported by collaborative work with partners, the Scotland 2030 Programme will build a bank of useful material on the major questions facing Scotland and help MSPs and the Scottish Parliament as a whole, along with civic society, to envisage the sort of society we aspire to.

Read more below or view all our Scotland 2030 Programme work here


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#OurFutureScotland is a video and engagement project to capture people’s aspirations for Scotland in 2030. Working with the RSE’s Young Academy of Scotland, the Futures Forum has been asking people from throughout Scotland about the kind of country they want to live in. What visions do they have for their own future, the future of their communities and the future of their country? Click the logo above to find out more.

Join the project: click here to write your postcard to Scotland 2030


Click on the headings to find out more about our themed projects.

View all our Scotland 2030 Programme work here




Education and learning



Life in Future Scotland

A Civilised Nation?

Creative Reflections