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Sources of political information

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See [19.12] for details of the Parliament and associated white papers on the referendum and the Parliament itself.

Addresses of relevant organisations:

Political Parties in Scotland

Scottish National Party (SNP)

Scottish National Party
Gordon Lamb House
3 Jackson's Entry
(Gaelic: Partaidh Naiseanta na h-Alba - PNA)

John Webster
Scottish National Party,
300 Cree Crescent,
Manitoba, R3J 3W9.

In the US, contact John MacInnes mailto:

The newspaper The Scots Independent is at

Labour Party

Labour Party, 1 Lynedoch Place, Glasgow G3 6AB.
Tel: 0141 332 8946 FAX 331 2566 (UK) (Scotland)

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats, 4 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5DR
0131 337 2314
(opposite Haymarket station)
Liberal Democrat History group


Conservative and Unionist Party
Suite 1/1, 14 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ
Tel: 0131 555 2900 (UK) (Scotland)

Scottish Independence Party

Scottish Socialist Party

Politically Oriented organisations

Charter 88

c/o Sead, 23 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN Tel: 0131 225 6550

Scottish council for civil liberties
SCCL is an independent non party-political organisation which campaigns for the defence and promotion of civil liberties in Scotland and provides educational material on civil and human rights

The magazine of the Green movement in Scotland is available through Green Scotland, 2 Arbikie Cottages, Inverkeilor, Angus DD11 4UZ tel: 01241 830351

Independence Convention
The aims of the Convention are to create a forum for those of all political persuasions and none, who support independence; and to be a national catalyst for Scottish independence.

See also

Scottish Politics home page:
There is an interesting survey at
This is an ICM poll for The Scotsman regarding how the Scots view themselves

The University of Edinburgh has a local Government in Scotland site at
the Act of Union is on-line here

Info on devolution and government - The Scottish Parliament - in Gaelic - in Scots - The Scottish Goverment main page
UK Citizens Online Democracy (UKCOD) is Britain's first national online democracy service. We aim to promote informed discussion on matters of national and local importance by providing a forum for members of the public to discuss political issues.

The BBC's Scottish Politics programme Scottish Lobby can be reached at mailto:
and their website for Scottish politics programmes is at

Scottish issues are sometimes discussed in the programme On The Record

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