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The Scottish Election Study is committed to engagement with school teachers, pupils, higher education professionals and students at all levels. We regularly attend the annual Modern Studies Association conference, produce materials for classroom use and make ourselves available for school visits.

If teachers have any inquiries or suggestions, please contact Dr Fraser McMillan in the first instance (

Teaching Pack

A teaching pack for undergraduates, containing a teaching version of the December 2021 Scoop dataset and tutorial documents, is available to download here.

2021 Election Materials

To date we have produced three digestible briefing reports and an A2 classroom poster, which were initially distributed at the November 2022 Modern Studies Association conference. These resources can be accessed below.

Briefing 1: Campaign Dynamics
Briefing 2: Constitutional Cleavages
Briefing 3: Young Voters
Poster: 2021 Holyrood Election

2014 Indyref Materials

In the aftermath of the 2014 Scottish Referendum, we put together six briefings and one classroom poster, all accessible at the links below.

2014 Briefings

2014 Poster


2014 Indyref and 2016 Election Video Courses

Throughout the 2014 Scottish Referendum, the University of Edinburgh hosted a Massive Open Online Course ‘MOOC’, on the issues surrounding the referendum. This was followed in 2016 by a joint series with Cardiff University that focused on the 2016 elections to the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales.

The courses consisted of a series of short videos, all of which are available below.

2014 Indyref

2016 Election – Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4