Scotland-Ireland bilateral review report

The report and recommendations for this review set out current areas of bilateral cooperation and identify opportunities for cooperation and joint initiatives in new areas, which are devolved to Scotland, over the next 5 years from 2021 to 2025.

Annex 2: Questionnaire

The online questionnaire, part of the joint public consultation exercise conducted as part of the bilateral review, was hosted online by the Scottish Government on their Citizen Space facility. The questionnaire was live from 19 December 2019 to 20 March 2020. The online engagement exercise attracted a total of 1,068 responses from the length and breadth of both countries and including 70 responses from outside Ireland and Scotland. The vast majority of responses came from individuals (96%), and overall the review received responses and submissions from 49 organisations. An analysis  of these responses will be published on


Scotland most visible in Ireland through sporting activity and events.

Ireland most visible in Scotland through its community and diaspora presence/ organisations.

1,068 responses to our joint online consultation.

79% viewed the Ireland-Scotland relationship as positive.

75% saw the relevance of the relationship increasing over the next 5 years.

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway.
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