Skip to main content

Devolution in Scotland (2000 onwards)

Scottish Parliament chamber by Andrew Bowden


Wright, Alex (ed.) Scotland: the challenge of devolution. [c. 2000].

Nairn, Tom. After Britain: new Labour and the return of Scotland. 2000.

Jones, Christopher Harvie Peter. The road to home rule: images of Scotland's cause. 2000.

Denver, David. Scotland decides: the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum. 2000.

Stewart, John. Taking stock: Scottish social welfare after devolution. 2004.

Ichijo, Atsuko. Scottish nationalism and the idea of Europe: concepts of Europe and the nation. 2004.

Ewing, Winnie. Stop the world: the autobiography of Winnie Ewing. 2004.

Mooney, Gerry; Gill Scott (eds.) Exploring social policy in the 'new' Scotland. [c. 2005].

Keating, Michael. The government of Scotland: public policy making after devolution. [c. 2005].

Dardanelli, Paolo. Between two unions: Europeanisation and Scottish devolution. 2005.

McCracken-Flesher, Caroline. Culture, nation, and the new Scottish parliament. Bucknell University Press, [c. 2007].

Gottlieb, Evan. Feeling British: sympathy and national identity in Scottish and English writing, 1707-1832. 2007.

Greer, Scott L. Nationalism and self-government: the politics of autonomy in Scotland and Catalonia. [c. 2007].

McGarvey, Neil; Paul Cairney. Scottish politics: an introduction. 2008.

Wilson, Gordon. SNP, the turbulent years: 1960-1990: a history of the Scottish National Party. [c. 2009].

Scottish Government. Your Scotland, your voice: a national conversation. 2009.

Commission on Scottish Devolution. Serving Scotland better: Scotland and the United Kingdom in the 21st century. Final report, June 2009.

Keating, Michael. The government of Scotland: public policy making after devolution. 2010.

Johns, Robert. Voting for a Scottish government: the Scottish Parliament election of 2007. 2010.

Lynch, Peter. SNP: the history of the Scottish National Party. 2013.

Scottish Government. Scotland's future: your guide to an independent Scotland. 2013.

Amior, Michael; Rowena Crawford; Gemma Tetlow. Fiscal sustainability of an independent Scotland. 2013.

UK Government. Devolution settlement: Scotland. 2013.

Wilson, Gordon. Scotland: the battle for independence: a history of the Scottish National Party 1990-2014. 2014.

Adamson, Kevin; Peter Lynch. Scottish political parties and the 2014 independence referendum. 2014.

Local government and housing

Best Value Task Force. Best value in local government: long term arrangements. 2000.

Scottish Executive and COSLA. Partnership and covenant between Scottish Executive and local government. 2001.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The impact of devolution on local government in Scotland. 2002.

Scottish Government and COSLA. Concordat between the Scottish Government and local government. 2007.

Scottish Executive. Better homes for Scotland’s communities. 2000.

Scottish Executive. Designing places: a policy statement for Scotland. 2001.

Sim, D. (ed.) Housing and public policy in post-devolution Scotland. 2004.

Scottish Government. Homes for Scotland's people: a Scottish housing policy statement. 2006.

Scottish Government. Firm foundations: the future of housing in Scotland. 2007.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Housing policies for Scotland: changes and challenges. 2008.

Scottish Government. Domestic abuse, housing and homelessness in Scotland. 2010.

Scottish Government. Homes fit for the 21st century: The Scottish Government's strategy and action plan for housing in the next decade: 2011-2020. 2011.

Scottish Government. Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for Scotland’s older people: 2012-2021. 2011.

Scottish Government. The future of right to buy in Scotland - consultation report. 2013.

Economy and transport

Department for Transport. Concordat between the Department and the Scottish Executive. 2004.

UK Government. Transport and works (Scotland) Act 2007.

Docherty, I. et al. Transport strategy in Scotland since devolution. Public Money and Management 27(2), pp. 141-148. 2007.

Scottish Government. Strategic transport projects review. 2009.

Scottish Government. Scotland’s road safety framework to 2020. 2009.

MacKinnon, D. and J. Shaw. New state spaces, agency and scale: devolution and the regionalisation of transport governance in Scotland. Antipode 42(5), pp. 1226-1252. 2010.

Scottish Government. Scotland’s future: a future for transport. 2014.