The purpose of this work is to explore the practical steps that Scotland would have to take if it wanted to become an independent country. The book’s starting point is the day after the referendum at which a majority of Scotland have voted for independence and it ends three years later with Independence Day.
Based predominantly on Common Weal’s 18 month long White Paper Project, the book explores how Scotland would build its new systems and infrastructure, how it would pay for it all and how much it would cost.
An independent Scotland should aim to establish itself as a 21st century nation. It is an excellent opportunity to design the country not as an adaptation of the 19th century nation but as one which is rooted in modernity.
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