Prior to the Scottish Referendum the Scottish Government announced a Bill and consultation paper on an interim constitution for Scotland. The purpose of the Bill and consultation paper was to facilitate as wide and open a debate on the constitution of an independent Scotland as possible, with a closing date of 20 October 2014 for responses.
In its response to the consultation The Literature Forum for Scotland underlined its wish for an interim constitution to include: a right to one’s language and culture, to education, to freedom of expression and rights of access to information, to personal privacy, and the freedom of science, the arts and higher education to be guaranteed in any future constitution.
The full response may be read here: Literature Forum for Scotland (Interim Constitution Response, October 2014); and the consultation is available at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/elections-and-constitutional-development-division/scottish-independence-bill/supporting_documents/00452762.pdf. Comments are welcome to Ann Matheson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robyn Marsack (email@example.com).