A Family of Nations? Brexit, Devolution and the Union

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Social and Political Science

Abstract

The project examines the impact of Brexit on relationships between the four nations/territories of the UK. Devolution was designed and developed within the context of the EU, and EU membership has been important in easing territorial relationships within the UK. The Brexit process is straining these relationships, and could mark a turning point in the system of multi-level government in the UK.

Politicians often use the family as a metaphor when discussing territorial relationships. This project will draw upon ideas developed by sociologists to study relationships within families as a way of understanding and explaining dynamics in the relationships between governments and territories across the UK. The project aims to identify new tensions, opportunities and constraints. It examines the evolution of formal engagement and decision making between the UK and the devolved governments, but it tests the idea that these are conditioned by more informal interactions and the culture surrounding these. This includes the perceptions key players have about their role and the role of others, and the attitudes and behaviour they display. Relationships are studied in three sets of discussions provoked by Brexit: the UK's approach to EU negotiations; the negotiation and implementation of new trade deals; and the future of the UK 'internal market', which aims to avoid distortions in trade and competition once the UK is no longer subject to EU laws.

The UK's exit from the EU coincides with the 20th anniversary of devolution. Brexit is posing big challenges for devolution, but it also offers an opportunity to reform the ways in which the governments and territories of the UK interact and work together. However, the project contends that opportunities for reform will be limited by five sets of constraints: (i) how the UK as a country, and the roles and responsibilities of its different governments, are understood among key players; (ii) the asymmetry, or unevenness, of devolution and decentralised government, including the lack of a distinctive national voice for England; (iii) pressures from the EU and the international community for the UK to speak with one voice in international negotiations and treaty-making; (iv) party political differences and competition between the UK and devolved governments; and (v) the politics of Scottish independence, especially in light of the expectation that Brexit will be the justification used by the Scottish First Minister to take steps towards a new independence referendum.

The project benefits from a small comparative study of Australia and Canada, as two countries outside of the EU that have wrestled with how to share power between their federal and regional governments. These case studies will pay particular attention to how the territories work together to negotiate and implement trade deals, and to support trade and mobility within each of the countries.

Brexit attracts a lot of media and public interest, but its effect on the territorial future of the UK is often neglected. This project aims to raise awareness of the challenges that Brexit has generated for the relationships between the governments and territories of the UK. A major focus will be to increase understanding of these issues among policy makers, supporting them in responding to the challenges, including with ideas for reform. The project will also raise awareness among the public by making use of digital communication including videos and other visual images, articles in newspapers, appearances on radio and TV news, and public events designed to helping citizens be more informed about and engaged in debates on the territorial and constitutional future of the UK.

Planned Impact

Brexit has been a daily news item since the 2016 referendum campaign, but neglected in the coverage are its implications for the future of the UK and the political relationships between its constituent parts. This project aims to raise awareness of these effects among governments, parliaments, civil society stakeholders and the public. The Fellow will work closely within the UK in a Changing Europe (UKiCE) team, continuing to raise the programme's profile within the devolved territories. She will also draw upon the networks and experience gained from her six years of knowledge exchange as Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change.

Public engagement will be mainly through enhanced digital communication, including regular short video clips, infographics, and three animated videos, disseminated through the UKiCE and CCC You Tube channels and via Instagram. Videos will be creatively and professionally produced, using the metaphor of the family to help convey the dynamics of intergovernmental and inter-territorial relationships to a wider audience. Analysis will also be provided in regular blogs, reports and briefing papers, all disseminated via the well-established websites, Twitter and Facebook channels of UKiCE and CCC. The Fellow will use regularly offered opportunities to speak at public events, including large scale festivals and small community forums. In addition, the project plans three public events, one in each year of the project. One of these will be an interactive event targeted at young people, with a 'digital takeover' that gives them the opportunity to produce blog and Instagram content following deliberations on the territorial effects of Brexit. Building on extensive experience with the national and international print and broadcast media, and the communications resource of the UKiCE, the fellow will also use frequent media work - both proactively and reactively, in response to press requests - to disseminate project findings and promote the wider programme.

McEwen is already embedded within networks of Ministers, elected members, and senior officials leading on devolution and constitutional reform across Whitehall, the devolved governments and parliaments within the UK. She has earned a reputation among these stakeholders as an authoritative, trusted source on the UK's changing constitution. She will continue to nurture these relationships, offering oral advice, masterclasses, tailored briefing papers, and a private space for governments individually or collectively to subject ideas and proposals to early independent evaluation. She will capitalise on opportunities to deliver devolution training for civil servants, and will continue to promote wider practitioner engagement by connecting officials within her network to academics working on Brexit-relevant research within and beyond the ESRC's Brexit programmes. She will seek new opportunities to provide committee evidence in the UK and the EU, building on her extensive experience in providing advice and testimony to parliamentary committees. The fellowship will also empower the wider professional and policy community, e.g. in business and the voluntary sector, as they seek to adapt to the new challenges Brexit is generating for devolution and multi-level government, by providing briefings, advice, consultancy and CPD/training opportunities.

The fellowship will run at least four practitioner workshops to bring stakeholders and officials from government, parliament and the wider policy community together with academics, including those on other UKiCE/Governance after Brexit projects. The proposed workshops will discuss key themes relevant to the territorial politics of Brexit: (i) UK territorial diversity and EU relations; (ii) devolution and trade; (iii) territorial governance and the internal market; and (iv) Brexit and the politics of independence.
 
Description This project examines the relationships between the UK and devolved governments against the backdrop of Brexit, identifying new tensions, opportunities and constraints. The project examines these relationships in three key Brexit spheres: (i) the UK-EU Brexit negotiations that led to the Withdrawal Agreement and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement; (ii) the governance of the UK 'internal market'; and (iii) the negotiation and implementation of trade negotiations. Preliminary findings have been generated across all three spheres. The research examined the relative influence of the devolved governments in Brexit negotiations. It found that they had very limited influence over the external dimension of Brexit, i.e. the UK government's approach to and participation in negotiations with the European Union. This was attributed to the weakness in the constitutional authority of the UK's devolved governments, the lack of decision making opportunities within intergovernmental forums, and the increasing political divergences between the UK and devolved administrations. However, drawing on 'soft power' resources, and working collaboratively, the devolved governments were able to shape the domestic preparations for EU withdrawal, especially the impact of legislation on devolved competences. The research also examined closely the internal market legislation passed in the Commons in December 2020, scrutinising how its market access principles affect the policy-making capacity of the devolved governments, as well as the common frameworks programme being negotiated by all four administrations. It concluded that while the UK Internal Market Act does not affect the devolved legislatures law-making powers, it diminishes the ability of their laws to regulate the activities of business organisations and professionals within Scotland and Wales when they have been regulated elsewhere in the UK. The experience has also undermined the joint working that was to lead to the development of 'common frameworks' to replace EU regulations in policy areas that are devolved within the UK. It has also contributed to a significant deterioration of trust between the devolved governments, on the one hand, and the UK government on the other. Some preliminary findings on intergovernmental relationships suggest that they vary significantly depending on which UK government department is engaged. Recently announced reforms to IGR may shape IGR processes, but there remains cultural mistrust and hierarchy that affect relationships. Whilst the UKG-devolved government relationships have deteriorated, the Brexit process has generated strong solidarity and cooperative working between the Scottish and Welsh governments.
Exploitation Route The research findings generate understanding within and beyond the academy about the impact of Brexit on devolution and the Union. These are being disseminated in academic publications, conference contributions, webinars, podcasts, blogs, briefing papers and media interviews. We have engaged extensively with parliamentarians and officials, especially in connection to the frameworks programme and the UK internal market legislation to aid their understanding of the meaning and scope of the legislation, how frameworks are agreed and options for their implementation. This has informed the legislative process directly, and helped parliamentary committees conduct inquiries into these issues. I regularly accept interviews with print and broadcast media to comment on relationships between the governments, and the challenges that face the Union, including from Scottish independence.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description The project is ongoing, but it is designed to conduct research and generate impact in real time. Impacts at this stage can be summarised as follows: (i) supporting governments and government bodies: we have worked collaboratively with government to exchange ideas on Brexit developments and help their understanding of the impact of legislation on devolved competences. This included two private workshops with the Scottish Government, a private workshop with the Welsh Government, roundtables with two departments of the UK government, presentations to Cabinet Office, FCDO, and two briefing sessions/workshops with BEIS and the Competitions and Markets Authority. (ii) supporting parliamentarians: the PI has given evidence in the House of Commons, House of Lords, Scottish Parliament and Senedd Cymru on: Brexit negotiations and their effect on devolution and intergovernmental relations; common frameworks; devolution after Brexit; and the UK Internal Market legislation (UKIM). This informed committee recommendations and, along with a co-authored briefing paper on UKIM, informed contributions of parliamentarians during the legislative process. She was cited 5 times during debates in the Bill in the House of Commons and House of Lords. Her evidence to the Lords Constitution Committee was cited 8 times in the committee's final report, whilst the Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny committee cited her evident to it 7 times. Her evidence to the Scottish Parliament Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee's UK Internal Market Inquiry was cited 25 times in its report. (iii) Media engagement. The PI has given regular interviews to the UK and international media on challenges to the Union. She also participated in the Guardian and FT podcasts, an event with the Spectator, and a film produced by the Economist. She was guest expert analyst during BBC Scotland's flagship coverage of the Scottish elections in 2021, reaching an audience of 1.91 million individuals in Scotland - close to half of all adults 16+ (45%) - across broadcasts on BBC One Scotland and BBC Scotland. (iv) Public engagement: Covid-19 has accelerated digital public engagement, informing the public about the effects of Brexit on devolution and the Union. This has included: user-friendly blog posts and report contributions; participation in the UK in a Changing Europe podcast; the setting up of a new podcast, 'Constitutionally Sound', run by the PI and her research fellow; a series entitled 'the Basics', designed to explain key features of the constitution to young people and those seeking access to the debates; and regular digital briefings on topics including the Brexit deal, the UK internal market legislation, and the independence debate.
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in report of Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee, Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Extensively cited in committee report, shaping their recommendations.
URL https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/Committees/Report/CEEAC/2022/2/22/73682bfb-fb43-47e5-b20...
 
Description Citation in report of the Scottish Affairs Committee - 'Relationships between UK and Scottish Government'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact My research and evidence informed many of the recommendations of the Committee (para 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12).
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmscotaf/1586/1586.pdf
 
Description Commons frameworks - House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description Coronavirus and Scotland - House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description Gave evidence to Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee, Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Informed committee's understanding of the effect of legislation on devolution
 
Description Gave evidence to Lords enquiry on common frameworks
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact My contribution informed the subsequent committee report, and also fed into debates in the Lords Chamber during the passage of the Internal Market Bill. These debates led to a change in the Bill
 
Description Gave evidence to Lords enquiry on common frameworks
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact My contribution informed the subsequent committee report, and also fed into debates in the Lords Chamber during the passage of the Internal Market Bill. These debates led to a change in the Bill
 
Description IGR Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The four administrations initiated a joint review of intergovernmental relations in March 2018. It conclusions were published in 2022. My input, advice and recommendations informed some of its key recommendations.
 
Description UK Common Frameworks - Senedd External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description UK Internal Market Bill - House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description UK Internal Market Bill - House of Lords Constitution Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description Wales and the UK after Brexit - Senedd External Affairs and Additional Legislation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Research and evidence informed committee recommendations
 
Description citation - Lords Constitution Committee - UKIMA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact informed understanding of impact of internal market proposals on devolution.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/3025/documents/28707/default/
 
Description citation in Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny committee report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact My contribution informed Lords recommendations on the relationship between the internal market legislation and common frameworks. This ultimately led to a change in the Internal Market Bill.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/5346/documents/53245/default/
 
Description Citizens' Assembly of Scotland 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A member of the Stewarding Group of the first Citizen's Assembly of Scotland. The Assembly, working on a remit determined by the First Minister, discussed Scotland's future, including its constitutional future.
Collaborator Contribution Partners foster academic engagement
Impact I was invited to give a presentation at the first meeting, and to compile documents that helped to aid the participant's understanding of Scotland's constitutional status and options for the future. I also gave feedback as a member of the stewarding group to proposals at each stage of the Assembly's work.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Electoral Commission Advisory Board 
Organisation The Electoral Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invited member of the Electoral Commission's Scotland Advisory Board.
Collaborator Contribution ongoing engagement
Impact meetings of the board are held in private, so no outputs
Start Year 2016
 
Description SPRE Advisory Group 
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Part of advisory group for the Scottish Policy and Research Exchange. Involvement in group meetings with colleagues from other universities and organisations to provide advice on policy engagement
Collaborator Contribution Assistance with policy engagement and influence
Impact Multi-disciplinary assistance with policy engagement and influence
Start Year 2020
 
Description Newsweek Japan Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gave interview to journalist at Newsweek Japan on North Sea Oil and Green revolution and impact on Scottish independence, ahead of Cop 26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description "Leave the lights on": Scotland set for early EU accession 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in N-TV.de
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/7338ebb1-c413-333b-a513-be081d2e6751?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description A United Kingdom? Brexit and the future of the union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/events/a-united-kingdom-brexit-and-the-future-of-the-union/
 
Description Academic roundtable - Cabinet Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Took part in an academic roundtable for the Cabinet Office (UK Government) on intergovernmental relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Academic roundtable, Cabinet Secretary Angus Robertson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended an academic roundtable with Cabinet Secretary Angus Robertson on 30 November 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Al Jazeera - Inside Story: UK Divisions - Is the break-up of the UK inevitable? - Inquiring Mind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared in TV news broadcast for Al Jazeera, which was reposted on The Inquiring Mind blog. The video has been watched more than 36,000 times on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aMWY64HkA&t=314s).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://adamsmith.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/al-jazeera-inside-story-uk-divisions-is-the-break-up-of-t...
 
Description All Out Politics : 29th March, 10:10 AM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for Sky News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/6109d58c-3a0d-3fb2-8af0-84dedb1939bc?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description An EU border across Britain: Scotland's borders after independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Report for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/research-papers/an-eu-border-across-britain-scotlands-borders-after-independen...
 
Description BBC Foyle : 24th January, 19:00 PM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC Foyle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/0e8db2f9-439a-3580-aa91-0099cac26f73?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description BBC News : 5th May, 09:30 AM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC News24
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/c3cd7dd9-a7bf-37fa-8b26-3baf05609eb5?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description BBC News : 5th May, 09:30 AM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC news
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/73467b8b-a290-35ee-a9c7-4a8ac3627aca?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description BBC Radio 4 : 9th May, 21:10 PM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC Radio 4
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/b99dcd2d-0846-3fae-bd23-2142a87d89e1?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description BBC Radio 4 PM Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed for BBC Radio 4s PM Programme discussing the SNP, the prospect of indepedence and the impact of Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio 4 PM Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed for BBC Radio4s PM Programme discussing Scottish independence and Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio Highlands & Islands : 7th May, 11:05 AM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC Radio Highlands & BBC Radio Shetland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/c5ee49cc-c8c0-30fc-92ed-4d8778e6c66e?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland - Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Responded to interview request and appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, discussion Scottish Independence referendum on 30 January 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC Scotland - Programme for Government broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Took part in BBC Scotland broadcast on Programme for Government in September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Between Independence and Union: An Alternative for Scotland? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/video-between-independence-and-union
 
Description Blog - 'A territorial perspective on the UK proposals to replace the backstop' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog asking how might the devolved governments of Wales and Scotland respond to the Prime Minister's Brexit proposals for Northern Ireland - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/territorial-perspective-uk-proposals...
 
Description Blog - 'A very different general election in Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog arguing that Brexit is unlikely to be the defining issue in the general election 2019 - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/very-different-general-election-scot...
 
Description Blog - 'Is Brexit eroding the Sewel convention?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing how Brexit has highlighted the limitations of the Sewel convetion - informing public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/brexit-eroding-sewel-convention
 
Description Blog - 'Legislating for EU Withdrawal: do the devolved institutions really have no role?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discusses the roles of devolved institutions in scrutinising the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/legislating-eu-withdrawal-do-devolve...
 
Description Blog - 'Scottish Parliament at 20: what does the future hold?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog looking at how Brexit will shape the Scottish Parliament's future - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/scottish-parliament-20-what-does-fut...
 
Description Blog - 'The Future of the Union' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog evaluating the impact of the general election 2019 and the part Brexit played - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/future-union
 
Description Blog - 'Towards a Devolution Backstop? UK government-devolution government relations after Brexit' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog analysing relations between London and the devolved institutions and how Brexit has damaged this - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/towards-devolution-backstop-uk-gover...
 
Description Blog - 'What next for Scotland post Brexit?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the starins on the UK's territorial constitution created by Brexit and what now for Scotland after leaving the European Union - informing public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/what-next-scotland-post-brexit
 
Description Blog - 'Will Ruth Davidson's resignation have an impact on Brexit?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the implications of the Scottish Conservative leader's resignation for Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/will-ruth-davidsons-resignation-have...
 
Description Blog, Brexit negotiations: the devolution dimension 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog arguing that Brexit negotiations provide a stark contrast as the priorities of the four territories have been overshadowed by the UK government's monopoly of the negotiations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/brexit-negotiations-devolution-dimen...
 
Description Blog, How can relations between the UK's governments be made more effective? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing intergovernmental relations in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/how-can-relations-between-uks-govern...
 
Description Blog, Intergovernmental Relations: time for an overhaul? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog for The Political Quarterly discussing intergovernmental relations in the UK during Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://politicalquarterly.blog/2020/09/17/intergovernmental-relations-time-for-an-overhaul/
 
Description Blog, Proposals for a UK Internal Market law: a sledgehammer to crack a nut? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the proposals set out in the UK Government's recent white paper on the Internal Market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/proposals-uk-internal-market-law
 
Description Blog, The Basics: What is devolution? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An explainer detailing what devoltuion is
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/the-basics/what-devolution
 
Description Blog, The Basics: What is the Sewel Convention? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An explainer detailing what is meant by the Sewel convention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/the-basics/what-sewel-convention
 
Description Blog, The Internal Market Bill: implications for devolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog exploring the UK Internal Market Bill and the implications for the Sewel convention and intergovernmental relations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/internal-market-bill-implications-de...
 
Description Blog, The Sewel Convention, UK in a Changing Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the Sewel convention during the Brexit process for UK in a Changing Europe 31 March 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-sewel-convention/
 
Description Blog, The UK Internal Market - implications for devolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog on the UK internal market bill and the implications for Brexit and devolution reposted by LexisNexis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Blog, devolution and the Alignment with EU laws 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog from report 'An Independent Scotland in EU: Issues for Accession' explaining the challenges the Scottish government will face when keeping up with EU regulatory standards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/devolution-and-alignment-eu-laws
 
Description Brexit Boffins - UK in a Changing Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Involved in UK in a Changing Europe's Brexit Boffins Twitter Q&A where answered questions about Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Brexit and Covid revive Scottish independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in CE Noticias Financieras Portuguese (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Brexit fuels Scottish independence fight as nationalists look to Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Radio France Internationale
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20210101-brexit-fuels-scottish-independence-fight-as-nationalist...
 
Description Brexit- The Future of Northern Ireland and Scotland: Council on Foreign Relations - TWNews.co.uk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mentioned on The World News Platform (English), based in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news
 
Description Briefing to German Parliamentary delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave a presentation/briefing to German Parliamentary delegation in September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description British politics: Ask the experts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/video-audio/british-politics-ask-the-experts/
 
Description CCC Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attended Centre on Constitutional Change Summer School as an expert, participating in workshops and presenting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CCC team wins Bernard Crick Prize for Best Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article for Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news_opinion/ccc-team-wins-bernard-crick-prize-best-a...
 
Description Can the constitution hold? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/video-audio/can-the-constitution-hold/
 
Description Citizens' Assembly of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and Q & A at the first Citizens' Assembly of Scotland. Provided user-friendly analysis to participants giving them an overview of the current constitutional landscape as it affects Scotland, and the options for Scotland's constitutional future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference - The Catalan case 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spoke at conference at the University of Barcelona - "The Catalan case: exploring spaces for dialogue and agreement". Speaker in the session on 'the European Dimension'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ub.edu/web/portal/en/catalan-case
 
Description Conference, How should I intervene? The content of the code of good practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at the IEC international conference 'Conflicts of sovereignty in Europe: bases for a solution' exploring 'How should I intervene? The content of the code of good practice'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Constitutionally Sound: Scottish Independence, then and now 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast episode for Centre on Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news_opinion/constitutionally-sound-scottish-independ...
 
Description Council on Foreign Relations virtual meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended a virtual meeting event with the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University Kennedy School, to discuss the implications of Brexit on Northern Ireland and Scotland. Feedback included "Able to communicate the complexity and importance to many of our members, making them better positioned to anticipate what might come next."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Democratic system and territorial integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for EURAC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eurac.edu/en/institutes-centers/institute-for-comparative-federalism/news-events/democra...
 
Description Democratic system and territorial integration: Catalonia's quest for independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/events/democratic-system-and-territorial-integration-catalonias-quest-for-inde...
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Pulso
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pulsoslp.com.mx/mundo/devo-max-la-otra-opcion-a-la-independencia-en-escocia/1434023
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Yahoo! Noticias (Spanish), based in United States.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://es-us.noticias.yahoo.com/devo-max-opci%25C3%25B3n-independencia-escocia-091118183.html
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? - ES.Finance.Yahoo.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in ES.Finance.Yahoo.com (Spanish), based in Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://es.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=https%3a%2f%2fes.finance.yahoo.com%2fnoticias%2fdevo-max-opci%...
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? - Hola News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Hola News (Spanish), based in United States.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://holanews.com/devo-max-la-otra-opcion-a-la-independencia-en-escocia/
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? - Pulso 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Pulso (Spanish), based in Chile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://pulsoslp.com.mx/mundo/devo-max-la-otra-opcion-a-la-independencia-en-escocia/1434023
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? - Yahoo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Yahoo (Spanish) in United States.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://es.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=https%3a%2f%2fes.noticias.yahoo.com%2fdevo-max-opci%25C3%25B3n...
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland? - Yahoo! España 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Yahoo! España (Spanish), based in Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://es.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=https%3a%2f%2fes.noticias.yahoo.com%2fdevo-max-opci%25C3%25B3n...
 
Description Devo-Max, the other option to independence in Scotland?- Diario ABC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Diario ABC (Spanish), based in Paraguay.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.abc.com.py/internacionales/2022/01/29/devo-max-la-otra-opcion-a-la-independencia-en-esco...
 
Description Election 2021 : 8th May, 13:45 PM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC1 Cambridge & BBC1 West Midlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/bd2bce29-66fd-3c77-82ce-61fb950c8149?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description En vue d'un nouveau vote pour l'indépendance, l'Écosse établit des règles de référendum Par Reuters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Brussels.Marketing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bruxelles.marketing/en-vue-dun-nouveau-vote-pour-lindependance-lecosse-etablit-des-regles-de...
 
Description Event - Barclays Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attended Scottish Elections briefing event for Barclays Bank. Feedback from organisers included "low drop-out rate, clear, confident and perfectly pitched".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Centralization vs. decentralization: Which strategy is best to fight against COVID-19? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Took part in online debate on Covid-19 strategies for Diplocat and Catalonia's Center for Contemporary Studies (CETC), giving Scottish Government/UK Government angle. The debates in this series are aimed at an international audience, specifically public and health policy analysts, experts in political and institutional communication, international relations specialists, students and journalists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://diplocat.cat/en/activities/52/centralization-vs-decentralization-which-strategy-is-best-to-f...
 
Description Event - Constitutional Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended a public event at the University of Southampton on UK devolution and the union, with other academics. Carwyn Jones, former First Minister of Wales, opened the discussion, with responses that drew on first-hand knowledge of the centre of union government and the wider academic debate about future options for constitutional change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/ceip/news/events/2021/01/constitutional-futures.page
 
Description Event - Council on Foreign Relations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk and participated in Q&A for Council on Foreign Relations, on the post-election future for Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cfr.org/event/virtual-roundtable-post-election-future-scotland
 
Description Event - Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Scottish Fabians 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Report launch: A Voice for the Future: How Labour can shape the next 20 years of devolution - sharing findings and answering questions in Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.feps-europe.eu/events/past-events/727-report-launch-a-voice-for-the-future-how-labour-ca...
 
Description Event - Global Success Partnership Policy Dialogues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended Scottish Parliament elections hustings as part of the Global Success Partnership Policy Dialogues, as a panelist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Policy Engagement Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at Policy Engagement Practice seminar series (PEP Talks) for Centre for Energy Ethics at the University of St Andrews, exploring how researchers and policymakers can work together to tackle pressing policy issues, sharing experience of policy engagement. The aim of the seminar series is to encourage academics to engage with the policy realm and equip them with practical skills needed for those engagements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/policy-engagement-practice-pep-talk-tickets-148323069293
 
Description Event - Poverty Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk to the Poverty Alliance, on Scottish Parliamentary elections results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Scottish Government International School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended Scottish Government International School event - 5 years since the EU referendum: Where have we been and where are we going?

Stats:
228 sign ups, 175 attended
72.5% of respondents strongly agreed that the session was engaging and easy to follow, the remaining 27.5% agreed.
90% of respondents though the speakers were very knowledgeable and 10% agreed.

Feedback included:
"Just to say that was truly excellent session. Really strong, interesting and diverse panel who definitely touched on a lot of thought provoking points."
"Thanks for organising this brilliant event - the panellists were excellent."
"This session was fascinating, and although I don't work in a European territory it felt relevant to me as all the work we do at SG is very much informed by the shadow of Brexit. I learned much more about the nuances of EU membership and UK foreign policy; brilliant session - thank you!"
"Really excellent and thought provoking session. Glad to see a range of views, and an open reflection on the varying political view points within Scotland. Thank you for organising!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Event - Secession Movements in Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at a Transatlantic Policy Center event on secession movements in Ireland, Scotland, Spain, and Canada, intending to highlight the particularities and commonalities of secession movements on both sides of the Atlantic. It included a Q&A, was live-streamed and viewed 154 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJcDI4D7cU8
 
Description Event - The Putney Debates 2021: The Unity of a Nation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Took part in expert panel discussion, debating the models of unity and formulating a fresh approach for the United Kingdom, from the perspective of Scotland.

The purposes of the Putney Debates this year were to construct models of unity from the experience of a selection of nations; to analyse the case of United Kingdom, identify the points of tension and instability; and drawing on the models of unity to propose an approach suited to the United Kingdom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research/putney-debates-2021-unity-nation
 
Description Event - The Scottish Parliament: A Presiding Officer's Reflections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chaired an event from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, before he stepped down as an MSP after 22 years, where he gave reflection on the Scottish Parliament's formative years, the changing political landscape, and the challenges that lie ahead. Included opening remarks and Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rse.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-scottish-parliament-a-presiding-officers-reflections/
 
Description Event - The United Kingdom? Voice, representation and the future of Britain in 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of expert panel at Birkbeck, University of London public event, as expert for Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=21290
 
Description Event appearance - The UK after Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended a public, live-streamed event for Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) on how will the fact of Brexit, the debate around Brexit, and the changes still to come from Brexit affect nationalisms in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://asen.ac.uk/event/ukafterbrexit/
 
Description Event on 'the North' and the Constitution, Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a presentation and take part in discussion of the constitutional status of 'the north' (principally the North of England), and how it is shaped by other political and constitutional developments, including Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in academic roundtable discussion at Wales in the UK at External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee meeting, Senedd Cymru, along with fellow academics Akash Paun (The Institute for Government) and Professor Daniel Wincott (Cardiff University), giving evidence of constitutional changes that are taking place or have taken place as a result of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://business.senedd.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MId=11094&Ver=4
 
Description Financial Times - the future of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke to Financial Times for an article on the future of Scotland discussing Scotland and Brexit, 20 June 2019 - informing public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Five years after the Brexit vote, the UK is more divided than ever 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for CNN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/0bc6f855-1aaa-3dfb-aff4-d33cc742ff49?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description French Institute of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Met with the French Ambassador on a visit to Edinburgh, French Institute of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Fringe Event - The Smith Institute and the FDA (union for civil servants) - on impartiality in the civil service, SNP conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participant on panel discussing how Brexit and constitutional debates have affected the civil service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General Election 2019 - Presenter's Friend, BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided analysis of the General Election outcome and its implications for political parties across the UK, for Brexit, and for Scotland's constitutional future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General Election 2019 coverage - BBC Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss General Election 2019 and the impact of Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General Election 2019 coverage - France 24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke about the General Election 2019 and the implications for Brexit and Scottish independence - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General Election 2019 coverage - Weekend Good Morning Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tracking the general election campaign every Sunday morning on BBC Radio Scotland, including an analysis of the impacts of Brexit and constitutional preferences on the general election campaign and voter preferences - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General Election 2019 coverage - euronews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by euronews discussing implications of the election on the union and Brexit - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Here's how an indy Scotland in the EU could avoid a hard border with the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for The National (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hopes for independence as Scotland holds muted Hogmanay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in UrduPoint.com
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.urdupoint.com/en/miscellaneous/hopes-for-independence-as-scotland-holds-mute-1129773.htm...
 
Description Human Rights Consortium Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk to Human Rights Consortium Scotland titled Brexit happened: What now? Attended by 50 attendees from voluntary sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Independence in the EU and Scotland's borders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/events/independence-in-the-eu-and-scotlands-borders/
 
Description Independence looses bellows in Scotland weeks away from elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Infobae
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/625c3289-384c-3190-90fa-075c9a31c638?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description Independence, then and now 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact workshop to mark 5th anniversary of the independence referendum. Brought academics and policy officials together to reflect upon the referendum and consider how the meaning and scope of independence is affected by Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Financial Law Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gave interview to International Financial Law Review on regulatory impact of Scottish indepdence and the broader political developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview - Daily Express 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gave an interview to the Daily Express on Scottish Independence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1494832/Nicola-Sturgeon-Brexit-news-Scottish-independence-la...
 
Description Interview, BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 discussing the SNPs pland for a second independence referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000rm96?utm_campaign=2872149_SPS%20Centre%20on%20Constitutional%2...
 
Description Interview, BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview with BBC Radio 4 discussing whether the covid 19 pandemic was highlighting the strengths of devolution in the UK and what were the likely impacts for the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/constitutionally-sound/nicola-mcewen-michael-kenny-the-world-tonight-13-may-2...
 
Description Interview, BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on Good Morning Scotland about constitutional politics across the UK after Brexit 30 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p095lkbk
 
Description Interview, BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was on Good Morning Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland - 19th October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/constitutionally-sound/nicola-mcewen-good-morning-scotland-19-october-2020
 
Description Interview, BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was on Good Morning Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland - 24th October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/constitutionally-sound/nicola-mcewen-good-morning-scotland-24-october-2020
 
Description Interview, CGTN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with CGTN about SNP plans for a second independence referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-18/Nicola-Sturgeon-Scotland-s-leader-with-big-plans-ahead-TT24hbb...
 
Description Interview, CNN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with CNN discussing the four nation approach to covid 19 policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/14/uk/united-kingdom-divided-approach-coronavirus-intl-gbr/index.htm...
 
Description Interview, Deutsche Welle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Deutsche Welle discussing what Brexit means for the Scottish independence movement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview, El Mercurio, Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed for an article about how COVID-19 pandemic has increased the idea of independence in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview, Foreign Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Foreign Policy about Covid-19 and the Union May 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview, Kristelgt Dagblad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for an article on Brexit and the future of the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/udland/nicola-sturgeon-er-coronakrisens-britiske-vinder
 
Description Interview, La Tercera, Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with La Tercera in Chile about Brexit, Scotland and Scottish independence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview, Politicp 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Politico about Covid-19 and the Union May 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview, The Economist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview in the Economist about Brexit and Scottish independence 30 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/01/30/most-scots-want-independence-but-they-lack-the-means-to...
 
Description Interview, The Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in the Financial Times discussing their report on the UK Internal Market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/3ef14af4-bfba-4b64-a519-c885f0363e81
 
Description Interview, The Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview commenting on the UK government's plans for the UK internal market after Brexit and the potential impact on the devolution settlement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/d3dd485c-4fa0-4dcb-9c05-3935d6e607f9
 
Description Interview, The Herald 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in the Herald discussing the report on the UK Internal Market Bill
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18804888.westminsters-trade-bill-will-significantly-undermine-de...
 
Description Interview, The New York Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog discussing the contrast in response for Covid-19 between England and Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/world/europe/coroanvirus-scotland-england.html?searchResultPositi...
 
Description Interview, The Telegraph 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with the Telegraph on the SNP plans for a second independence referendum 24 January 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/01/24/snp-plan-deliver-referendum-without-uk-consent-delud...
 
Description Isolation Insight: The Scottish Parliament election 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/video-audio/isolation-insight-the-scottish-parliament-election/
 
Description Japan Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke to Japan Times about Brexit and the prospect for a second independence referendum in Scotland - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Johnson Expects Win, But So Do Separatists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for The New York Times (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Labour and radical federalism 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/events/labour-radical-federalism/
 
Description Law Society Scotland conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at conference hosted by the Law Society of Scotland to mark 20 years of devolution discussing Scotland and EU - informed public debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.lawscot.org.uk/news-and-events/events/20-years-of-devolution-and-scotlands-parliament-ju...
 
Description Le Figaro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An interview for Le Figaro on Scottish independence and the union, quoted in 2x articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lefigaro.fr/international/l-ecosse-et-londres-prets-au-combat-du-referendum-d-autodeterm...
 
Description Masterclass - Brexit and Devolution - UKREP, Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to address officials working within the UK's permanent representation in Brussels on the effects of Brexit on devolution and constitutional change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Masterclass - Foreign and Commonwealth Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave a masterclass at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the challenges of Btexit for devolution and the Union, in association with UK in a Changing Europe - informed policy process
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media mention - It's time to put the constitutional sniping to one side to get things done 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Mentioned in article from Ruth Davidson in Holyrood online, in article ' Comment: It's time to put the constitutional sniping to one side to get things done', for analysis on Scottish Elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.holyrood.com/comment/view,comment-its-time-to-put-the-constitutional-sniping-to-one-side...
 
Description Meeting with Consulate General of Switzerland in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a guest presentation to Switzerland's Foreign Affairs Committee in October 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting, group of deputies of the Nordic/Benelux embassies in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Joined meeting of group of deputies of the Nordic/Benelux embassies in London to discuss Scotland and Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Most Scots want independence, but they lack the means to get it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in The Economist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/9b4637b7-683f-31c5-ad81-086984b6f062?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description New 2021 fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Named as part of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 2021 fellows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2021/03/new-2021-fellows-of-the-royal-society-of-edinburgh/
 
Description New Zealand High Commissioner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave talk to New Zealand High Commissioner on Scottish Parliament election results and reflection on how things may develop in Scotland. Attended by 5-6 people, including New Zealand Honorary Consul (Edinburgh), Deputy High Commissioner (New Zealand High Commission London).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nicola Sturgeon paves the way for a secession referendum...! - Al Fajr 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in Al Fajr (print) (Arabic), based in United Arab Emirates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Online event, A United Kingdom? Covid-19 and the Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvkgPYH6U0c
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvkgPYH6U0c
 
Description Online event, A Voice for the Future report launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at launch of Scottish Fabians report A Voice for the Future on the future of devolution in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dwzgaxhsTauuDqGF5qa2yA
 
Description Online event, Are the UK's days numbered? Exploring Independence and the Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in the UoE PIR department Turbulent Times seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online event, Brexit - the end? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics discussing Brexit and EU/UK relations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=725874058020965&ref=watch_permalink
 
Description Online event, Brexit and nationalisms in the United Kingdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at ASEN event exploring the affect Brexit is having on nationalism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://asen.ac.uk/event/ukafterbrexit/
 
Description Online event, Brexit: New Horizons or New Borders? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in event discussing what 2021 might hold for relations between the UK and EU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-new-horizons-or-new-borders-tickets-130706920919
 
Description Online event, Centralization vs Decentralization Against Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event discussing the best governance strategy to fight covid19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://diplocat.cat/en/activities/52/centralization-vs-decentralization-which-strategy-is-best-to-f...
 
Description Online event, Constitutional Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in an event evaluating the future of the UK Union following Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SePG7MsJRo-DGMEeIWjtxg?_x_zm_rtaid=aMtQosw1SEC-YKQTY6Ck7...
 
Description Online event, Coronavirus and UK Devolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online event with the Institute for Government discussing Brexit, coronavirus and intergovernmental relations in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/events/coronavirus-uk-devolution
 
Description Online event, Devolution post-Brexit: new frictions, old tensions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event with the UK in a Changing Europe discussing Brexit, devolution and the future of the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2JJ65nq2V0
 
Description Online event, How will Brexit affect Scotland's chances of independence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in a fringe event 'How will Brexit affect Scotland's chances of independence?' at the SNP autumn conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.snp.org/events/snp-annual-national-conference-2020/
 
Description Online event, Reimagining the United Kingdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event with Radix discuss the future of the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://radix.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=792c7b5aae4a79e78aaeda80516ae2ac.1421&r...
 
Description Online event, SNP National Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Gave a presentation to SNP National Assembly on Brexit, devolution and the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online event, The Constitutional Futures of Britain and Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in a UCC event discussing the constitutional futures of Britain and Ireland in the wake of Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ucc.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a1b9b783-fcfb-4806-947c-ac8600f65254&start...
 
Description Online event, The State of the Union: Preventing the United Kingdom from coming undone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change event discussing the challenges for the Union after leaving the EU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehyeLKM8xOY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1ZiKjbkonRhkADsA9c7IDjnPpKS6...
 
Description Online event, UK and the Internal Market Bill Devolution and the Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in CCC briefing discussing the Internal Market Bill and the impact for devolution and the UK Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCXc0Jhvh94
 
Description Oxford Analytica written brief 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A written brief for Oxford Analytica on Scottish Independence referendum following parliamentary elections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dailybrief.oxan.com/Analysis/DB261819/Path-to-Scottish-independence-will-be-difficult
 
Description Panellist - The Spectator event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attended a The Spectator event as part of the expert panel, on the outcome of elections in Scotland in 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Panellist - The State of the Union: Preventing the United Kingdom from coming undone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke at an event from Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, on constitutional aspect and issue of independence referendum, answering questions from attendees. Other attendees included Ian Mulheirn, Executive Director for UK Policy; Ian Murray, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland; Alex Massie, Scotland Editor for The Spectator. The recording has been viewed more than 1,100 times on YouTube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehyeLKM8xOY
 
Description Podcast guest - Breaking Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared as podcast guest on Breaking Britain (Europe's Borderlands Research Group at the European and International Studies Department in King's College London) exploring how the constitutional structures of the United Kingdom have been transformed by the devolution of power to the Scottish Parliament as well as the Assembly in Northern Ireland and the Senedd in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/1611550/7797061-the-vow-the-shifting-foundations-of-the-united-kingdom-s-...
 
Description Podcast guest - Financial Times, Payne's Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on Financial Times's podcast Payne's Politics giving expert perspective on the Scottish National party's latest push for independence and a potential referendum. The podcast overall has more than 800 ratings by listeners. Also on the podcast were Mure Dickie and Conservative MP Mark Harper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/8b97d9f5-b072-4ce2-a767-1672aa40385a
 
Description Podcast guest - Talking Constitutions, Exporting Constitutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Guest on Talking Constitutions podcast episode 12, Exporting Constitutions, considering how constitutions and constitutional ideas have been transported or transferred from their place of origin to a new one.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ilcr.podbean.com/e/exporting-constitutions/
 
Description Podcast guest - UofG Spotlight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared on this University of Glasgow podcast, for a discussion with Kezia Dugdale exploring underlying themes of the political campaign in Scotland and Wales, and what this might mean for the future of the United Kingdom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/podcast/ep6/
 
Description Podcast, Breaking Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was a guest on the Breaking Britain podcast discussing how devolution and Brexit has shaken British politics and what the future holds for the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/vow-shifting-foundations-united-kingdoms-constitutional/id1552...
 
Description Podcast, Brexit and Beyond 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was a guest on UK in a Changing Europe's Brexit and Beyond podcast about the UK Internal Market Bill, devolution and Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/user-941630307/brexit-and-beyond-with-professor-nicola-mcewen
 
Description Podcast, Constitutionally Sound 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was a guest on the CCC podcast discussing Brexit and the implications for the Union and devolution in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soundcloud.com/constitutionally-sound/labour-and-the-union
 
Description Podcast, Payne's Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was a guest on the Financial Times Payne's Politics discussing a second Scottish independence referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/8b97d9f5-b072-4ce2-a767-1672aa40385a?utm_campaign=2872149_SPS%20Centre%20...
 
Description Presentation for Learning Phase (SNP National Assembly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Spoke at the Learning Phase for the National Assembly, giving a presentation and answering questions in Q&A. Gave external expert insight into the different options to achieve Independence, how other countries have achieved independence, the need for international acceptance. Other speakers included SNP Government and party points of view.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Embassy of the Republic of Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with Embassy of the Republic of Poland, to discuss post-election political developments and independence referendum. Included five-minute overview followed by discussion with 2-3 Embassy staff members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to JUSCANZ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to JUSCANZ (an informal grouping of embassy staff from Japan, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presenter's Friend, General Election Special 2019 - BBC Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenter's friend on BBC Scotland's flagship TV coverage of the 2019 General Election. McEwen gave on the spot analysis throughout the night of elections results as they were announced, including an analysis of the effects of Brexit and the impact on the constitutional debate - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Private presentation - Poland diplomats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Provided a private presentation to Poland diplomats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Private roundtable meeting - FCDS (UK Gov) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Took part in a private roundtable meeting with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK Government) on the union and devolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Prospects dim for Scotland independence vote; Nationalist party falls single seat short of majority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for Boston Globe (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Public defence: How Nordic is Scotland? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evaluation committee member for online event hosted by University of Oslo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/english/research/news-and-events/events/disputations/2022/berg.html
 
Description Public lecture - A (dis-)United Kingdom? The 2021 Scottish elections in the post-Brexit process 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in public lecture for QMUL's Centre for European Research, NEXTEUK project on the 2021 Scottish elections in the post-Brexit process, including a Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNTnbjvwVw
 
Description Push for Independence Is Revived in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for The New York Times (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description R. United Scotland (forecast); independence looses bellows in Scotland weeks before elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Spanish Newswire Services (Efe News Services)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Royal Society honours Edinburgh academics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Announced as one of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 2021 fellows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2021/royal-society-honours-edinburgh-academics
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh's 2021 Fellows revealed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mentioned in Tech Register (Online).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/32e43004-f704-33c6-95f6-f2c1dcb0b4ba?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description SBS Dateline Australia film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Appeared in a film for SBS Dateline Australia on Scottish independence and Brexit. The video has been viewed more than 58,000 times on YouTube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HttYNFN85W0
 
Description SCOTLAND ON A KNIFE EDGE; Scots go to the polls next week to vote in an election that could pave the way for independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for Irish Times (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scotland Election Results Complicate Hopes for Independence Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in The New York Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/5feec166-e579-3c37-b9cc-dec31f17061d?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description Scotland Election Results Complicate Hopes for Independence Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Newexpressnews (online)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newexpressnews.com/scotland-election-results-complicate-hopes-for-independence-referendu...
 
Description Scotland and the future of the Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/video-audio/scotland-and-the-future-of-the-union/
 
Description Scotland election results complicate hopes for independence referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for Boston Globe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/1d858ceb-9c05-3c08-962c-b53da45cd26c?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description Scotland's Green Party and National Party: a new agreement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/scotlands-green-party-and-national-p...
 
Description Scotland, independence, Brexit and the border 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for UK in a Changing Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ukandeu.ac.uk/scotland-independence-brexit-and-the-border/
 
Description Scottish Parliament Finance & Constitution Committee away day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to participate in a dialogue with the committee to discuss the development and governance of 'common frameworks', the internal market and the future of intergovernmental relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scottish election 2021 results: The winners and losers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for The Scotsman (Print)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scottish leader hopes to return to EU after final Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Unternehmen - Heute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/410e8be2-b5bb-35dc-819d-4a56218bc9c3?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description Scottish leader hopes to return to EU after final Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in Wochenblatt-online.de
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/ba3c1799-91fe-310e-bdaa-49bc56553b74?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description Switzerland's RTS public radio station 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gave interview to Switzerland's RTS public radio station on Scottish Election results 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Brexit vote and the Union: Scotland five years on 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/brexit-vote-and-union-scotland-five-...
 
Description The Economist - "Scottish independence: could Britain break up?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appeared in a film for The Economist on the impact of Brexit decision in Scotland, and Scottish independence. The film has been watched more than 1.7M times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBHZiXUDV6A
 
Description The Spectator event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Participated in event for The Spectator on the future of the Union.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://tv.spectator.co.uk/event/divided-nation
 
Description The Station: Trouble on the Tracks : 20th April, 22:05 PM GMT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for ITV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/d6ea50fd-cf1b-31e8-b7f8-cb3568a3885d?v=app&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description The Telegraph 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote an opinion piece for the Telegraph on Brexit and the strains for the UK and the devolved institutions - informed public understanding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Telegraph - SNP new plan for independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Spoke with journalist Daniel Sanderson at The Telegraph via phone about the SNP's new plan for independence, responding to his query 'how deliverable would it be?'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The UK is already stretched to breaking point. Boris Johnson's pile of scandals isn't helping matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in MSN News Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/74eb2a52-9b67-3332-8b67-fc7e2bf00aa0?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description The UK is already stretched to breaking point. Boris Johnsons pile of scandals isnt helping matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quote for CNN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/487f5242-4d53-3d16-8a37-26d81fd57adb?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description The United Kingdom: Most Scots want independence, but they lack the means to get it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in The Economist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/51d0c001-403a-391c-8ba9-1bb99362729c?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description U.K. Vote Is Likely to Back Boris Johnson, and an Independent Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in the New York Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://article.signal-ai.com/d2a20022-fc2c-3a27-9843-de24c160e1ae?v=web&u=5a131788-b144-4afc-ab82-a...
 
Description UK in a Changing Europe event - Brexit and the Constitution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a panel to examine and provide an overview of the effects of Brexit on devolution and the future of the Union
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK in a Changing Europe/IPPR Fringe event on Brexit, SNP conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fringe event at SNP conference on 14 October - IPPR and UK in a Changing Europe. Discussed the latest Brexit developments and challenges, focusing on the challenges for Scotland - informed public debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UACES conference, Lisbon, June 2019 presenting research on implications of Brexit for the UK - communicated research encouraging knowledge exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Utopia or dystopia? Expert talks to debate the Brexit outcome 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panellist for online event hosted by University of East Anglia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/news/-/article/utopia-or-dystopia-expert-talks-to-debate-the-brexit-outcome
 
Description Virtual meeting, US Consulate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Virtual meeting with the US Consulate about Brexit and a UK internal market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Working group, Citizens Assembly Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Appeared at the Citizens Assembly Scotland providing reflections on the impact of Brexit, Covid-19 in Scotland and discussing the response to the pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.citizensassembly.scot/meetings/weekend-5
 
Description Worth the wait? Reforming Intergovernmental Relations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for Centre on Constitutional Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/worth-wait-reforming-intergovernment...
 
Description virtual meeting - EU delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave private talk at a virtual meeting to EU delegation in September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021