Launching Scottish Affairs with Edinburgh University Press: Attitudes towards Independence

John MacInnes (Chair and Invited Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This event will mark the transition of the journal Scottish Affairs to Edinburgh University Press as its publisher. It highlights the great standing and importance of the journal in influencing debate in Scotland using high quality empirical research. The first issue of 2014 presents research by a range of scholars from across Scotland who engaged with questions relating to public attitudes towards Scotland’s constitutional future. Research ranging from attitudes to preferences for political structures to views on migration provides a wide spectrum of relevant fields for discussion. This event will feature some key insights into hot topics in the currently prevalent discussions substantiating the debate with strong empirical foundations. Three research teams who have published articles in Scottish Affairs will present updated results using the newest wave of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey. In addition, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and ScotCen Social Research (including Professor Lindsay Paterson, Professor John Curtice and Dr Jan Eichhorn) will provide some insights into the progress of the referendum debate. The event will leave substantial room for discussion and engagement.
Period26 Mar 2014
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom


  • quantitative methods