Building a New Scotland: An independent Scotland's Place in the World

This paper sets out the Scottish Government's proposals for an independent Scotland's place in the world.


BIC British-Irish Council

CCUS Carbon capture, utilisation and storage

COVID Coronavirus disease also

COVID-19, the current pandemic disease first identified in 2019.

CSDP Common Security and Defence Policy

ECHR European Convention on Human Rights

EEAS European External Action Service

EU European Union

FTA Free Trade Agreement

GDP Gross Domestic Product

GNI Gross National Income

GVA Gross Value Added

JEF Joint Expeditionary Force

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NIS Network and Information Security

NORDEFCO Nordic Defence Co-operation

NSET National Strategy for Economic Transformation

ODA Official development assistance

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

SCQF Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

UN United Nations

UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea



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