This is the fourth document in the Building a New Scotland series which aims to give people the information they need to make an informed choice about Scotland’s future.
This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for a modern constitution in an independent Scotland. It:
- sets out why Scotland needs a written constitution
- explains the benefits of having a constitution, including protecting the rights of people in Scotland
- describes how people in Scotland would be involved in creating the constitution
This is the summary version. You can also access:
The full paper, which includes the range of evidence that informs the proposals
- the full paper
- an easy read version
- a British Sign Language (BSL) version
- summary translations
- an audio version
If you want to print this document out you can download a pdf in the ‘supporting documents’ section.
See also: Independence: what you need to know
The Building a New Scotland series will cover a wide range of topics and forms the prospectus for an independent Scotland.
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