Over summer 2023 the SES held two essay prize competitions, one for university undergraduates and one for school pupils. Our expert judging panel selected very… Read More »SES Essay Prizes: Read the Winning Entries
by Ailsa Henderson Before Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation as Scottish National Party leader and First Minister of Scotland, the biggest debate inside the SNP surrounded the… Read More »Constitution or Con-substitution? What Scottish voters want from the next General Election
Prof. Maria Sobolewska joined us at the University of Edinburgh on the 17th of May 2023 to deliver the second SES annual lecture titled “Race… Read More »2023 Annual Lecture by Prof. Maria Sobolewska
Full November 2022 Scoop tables available here.On the morning of Wednesday the 23rd of November, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom released its judgement… Read More »Scoop Monitor: Support for Scottish independence has risen, but why?
Photo by Rico Meier on Unsplash In our previous blog we explained that Scottish voters had less respect for Boris Johnson but felt he was… Read More »Balmoral Blues? Scottish Attitudes to Conservative Leadership
It isn’t possible to talk about the rise of Scottish nationalism in the 1980s without encountering the idea that Margaret Thatcher was, ultimately, its handmaiden.… Read More »From the Iron Lady to Big Dog: How Scots Feel About Johnson Compared to Thatcher and Why It Matters
On 14 June 2022 Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the Scottish Government’s new series of white papers, titled “Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, happier, fairer: why not… Read More »Is there a mandate for IndyRef2? Evidence from the Scottish Election Study