Scotland Institute

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The Scotland Institute is a think tank operating in Scotland which describes itself as "progressive and independent".[1] It was founded by Dr Azeem Ibrahim, a Glasgow-born expert in strategic policy development, and formally launched in June 2012 by leading politicians Alistair Darling, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson, and Scottish Conservative Jackson Carlaw.[2]

After producing two reports on poverty and social exclusion in Scotland[3][4] it produced 'Defence and Security in an independent Scotland', a major SDSR which considered the impact on defence in Scotland in the event of a Yes vote in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.[5][6] Dr Ibrahim also wrote a follow-up article expanding the Institute's findings.[7]

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  1. ^ "About Us - Scotland Institute". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Darling to launch new think-tank". 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Sterling could limit ability to tackle social exclusion". 10 December 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Report blames Coalition for Scots poverty". 29 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Report: indy Scotland defence force would be less effective". 23 June 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Report: Scottish referendum: Think tank says post-independent army would struggle". 24 June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Response to Defence in an Independent Scotland criticisms". 29 June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.