<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=610419235832899&ev=PageView &noscript=1"/>

Scottish Home Rule

The Answer to Scotland’s Constitutional Question

Written by Ben Thomson / with Menzies Campbell


Available Formats:

396 in stock

Free UK Delivery
ISBN: 9781780276946
Published: 17 Sep 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 176
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
  • Share:


About the Book

Every debate about the Scottish constitution should include the topic of Scottish Home Rule, and if there is to be another referendum in Scotland then Home Rule should definitely be one of the options on the ballot paper.

Home Rule is not widely understood being seen by many Unionists as the slippery slope to Independence and by Independence supporters as a Unionist proposal to retain sovereignty over Scotland. It is however a strong proposal in its own right with a separate history from Independence and a more likely stepping-stone to Federalism.

This book is a much-needed statement for the merits of Scottish Home as the best solution for Scotland. It covers the history and support for the Home Rule option from 1860s, a clear structure for what Home Rule is and how Home Rule could improve both Scotland as well be a framework for constitutional reform across the UK.

The Author

Ben Thomson

Professor Ben Thomson CBE, FRSE was educated at Edinburgh University. Between 1997 and 2010 he was chief executive and then chair of the Scottish investment bank Noble Group. He founded the think tank, Reform Scotland in 2007, and chaired the campaigns for greater fiscal responsibility (2010), DEVO PLUS (2012) and Scottish Home Rule (2016). He is currently chair of Inverleith, Planet Organic and and a visiting professor at the Business School of Dundee University.

You may also like…

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016

    In September 2014, with the Scottish independence referendum, the United Kingdom came close to being broken apart after three centuries as one of the most successful political unions in history. Yet despite a conclusive No vote, the SNP took almost...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2015

    Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In this book, Andy Wightman updates the statistics of landownership in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019

    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2017

    From the Ice Age to the Scottish Referendum, historian and author Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation. As well as focusing on key moments in the nation’s history such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite...