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    Constitutional Change

    Overview

    This suite of research projects aimed to inform the debate in the run up to the Scottish referendum. The evidence produced advised on likely future planning need in the area of migration, considering the likely influence of constitutional change.

    Several research questions were explored;

    1) Is migration in Scotland is different from the rest of the UK and do the views of Scottish people to migration may differ from the views held in other constituent countries?

    2) What are Scottish employers views on UK immigration policies and how do employers think constitutional change might influence their employment of migrants?

    3) How might a change in UK immigration rules impact Scottish Higher Education Institutions?

    4) How might migration to and from Scotland be affected by the outcome of the referendum?

    Publications & Activities

    Financial Literacy and Political Attitudes: Immigration. Scottish Independence and EU-Exit
    ESRC: The Impacts of Economics on the Scottish Referendum and Lessons for the Future (2014). (Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
    Authors: Wright R,

    McCollum D, Blinder S, (2014) Chapter 13 - Question 13: Does Scotland need a separate immigration policy? And if the vote is Yes could we have one? in Scotland's Decision: 16 Questions to think about for the referendum on 18 September
    Birlinn Limited

    Wright R, (2014) Immigration Policy and the Labour Market: Options for Scotland in The Economic Consequences of Scottish Independence
    Helmut Schmidt Universitat, 61-70.

    McCollum D, (2014) Chapter 12 - The scope for a differential immigration policy for Scotland in BEYOND SMITH:Contributions to the continuing process of Scottish devolution
    Centre on Constitutional Change, 41-43.

    Immigration, Scotland and the constitutional change debate: Geography, difference and the question of scale
    IGU Regional Conference (2014). (Krakow, Poland)
    Authors: Findlay A, Packwood H,

    Borders and Immigration
    What happens if Scotland votes no? (2014). (Trades Hall, Merchant City, Glasgow)
    Authors: McCollum D,

    Welfare and Pensions
    What happens if Scotland votes no? (2014). (Trades Hall, Merchant City, Glasgow)
    Authors: Bell D,

    Should Scotland have its own immigration policy?
    The Politicians and Professionals Seminar Series Migration (2014). (Royal Society of Edinburgh)
    Authors: Bell D, Findlay A, McCollum D, Bijak J,

    Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland
    COMPAS Breakfast Briefing (2014). (COMPAS, University of Oxford)
    Authors: Findlay A, McCollum D, Bijak J,

    The Economic and Demographic Impacts of Migration
    Migration and the Referendum Debate Conference (2014). (COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh)
    Authors: Findlay A, McCollum D,

    The political-economy of immigration policy: the Scottish example
    IGU Regional Conference (2014). (Krakow, Poland)
    Authors: McCollum D, Tindal S,

    Attitudes towards migration and the independence debate
    The Independence Referendum Campaign: Help or Hindrance? (2014). (Royal Society of Edinburgh)
    Authors: McCollum D,

    Immigration, Scotland and the Constitutional Change Debate
    SRA Scotland Evening Seminar (2014). (The Melting Pot, Edinburgh)
    Authors: Packwood H,

    Independent Scotland's Citizenship and Immigration Policies
    European and External Relations Committee (2014). (Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh)
    Authors: Wright R,

    Demographic Implications of Scottish Independence
    The demographic implications of Scottish independence. An ILC-UK debate supported by Partnership as part of the Population Patterns Seminar Series (2014). (The Dome, New Register House, Edinburgh)
    Authors: Bell D,

    Media

    Manifesto Check: SNP migration plans focus on international students The Conversation. 2015
    Invited article on The Conversation online, "Manifesto Check: SNP migration plans focus on international students"

    constitutional change and immigration in Scotland Centre On Constitutional Change website. 2014
    Blog on the Centre on Constitutional Change website titled "constitutional change and immigration in Scotland." written by David McCollum

    Scotland's attempts to attract migrants to Scotland
    An interview with David McCollum was shown on BBC1 Scotland, 11:30am on Sunday 31st August on the Sunday Politics program. David spoke about the topic of immigration and in particular, Scotland's attempts to attract migrants to Scotland. An interview with David McCollum (CHR) is due to be shown on BBC1 Scotland, 11:30am on Sunday 31st August on the Sunday Politics program. David spoke about the topic of immigration and in particular, Scotland's attempts to attract migrants to Scotland. An interview with David McCollum (CHR) is due to be shown on BBC1 Scotland, 11:30am on Sunday 31st August on the Sunday Politics program. David spoke about the topic of immigration and in particular, Scotland's attempts to attract migrants to Scotland.

    'Constraint' worry on immigration The Extra. 2014
    Article on www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk titled "'Constraint' worry on immigration" discusses research by Helen Packwood (briefing paper 19)

    'Constraint' worry on immigration
    News article on www.thecourier.co.uk titled "'Constraint' worry on immigration" discusses research by Helen Packwood (briefing paper 19)

    Councils concerned by lack of resources to welcome immigrants STV News website. 2014
    News article on news.stv.tv titled "Councils concerned by lack of resources to welcome immigrants" discusses research by Helen Packwood (briefing paper 19)

    Financial Reflections: Demographics
    Blog written by David McCollum on www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk titled "Financial Reflections: Demographics"

    Examining the case for union - borders and immigration
    Blog on the www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk titled "Examining the case for union - borders and immigration" is written by David McCollum

    Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland? University of Oxford podcast. 2014
    Podcast on University of Oxford web page of Findlay, McCollum and Bijak's talk on migration and Scotland titled "Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland?"

    Scottish independence 'could lead to higher levels of migration' STV News website. 2014
    Article on news.stv.tv titled "Scottish independence 'could lead to higher levels of migration'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    EU migration seen as 'positive' for Scottish business University of Stirling website. 2014
    News article on the University of Stirling website titled "EU migration seen as 'positive' for Scottish business" discusses the work of Allan Findlay, David Bell, David McCollum and Scott Tindal.

    Immigration could rise on independence The Herald Scotland. 2014
    Article on www.heraldscotland.com titled "Immigration could rise on independence'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence.

    Yes vote 'may boost migration' The Extra. 2014
    Article on www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk titled "Yes vote 'may boost migration'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    Yes vote 'may boost migration' The Sunday Post. 2014
    Article on www.sundaypost.com titled "Yes vote 'may boost migration'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    Scottish independence: 'Migration could rise' The Scotsman. 2014
    Article on www.scotsman.com titled "Scottish independence: 'Migration could rise'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    Scottish independence 'could lead to higher levels of migration' STV News website. 2014
    Article on news.stv.tv titled "Scottish independence 'could lead to higher levels of migration'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    Yes vote 'may boost migration'
    Article on www.thecourier.co.uk titled "Yes vote 'may boost migration'" discusses the Centre for Population Change's research into migration and Scottish independence and quotes Alan Findlay.

    Impact on higher education The Guardian. 2013
    Live online discussion on Scottish independence and its impact on higher education involving Scott Tindal and David McCollum as panel members

    Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to joining the top table as a very small player The Scotsman. 2013
    Analysis written by Robert Wright; "Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to joining the top table as a very small player" in the article "Scottish independence: Spanish blow to EU vision" written by Tom Peterkin on www.scotsman.com.

    Scottish independence and its impact on higher education - live chat The Guardian. 2013
    Article on www.guardian.com titled "Scottish independence and its impact on higher education - live chat" publicises the online discussion taking place on 29th November 2013 involving CPC members Scott Tindal and David McCollum

    Prospettive Della Scozia Indipendente Lindro.it website. 2013
    Article on www.lindro.it titled "Prospettive Della Scozia Indipendente" discusses research by Robert Wright.

    Regional needs differ; so lets have variable immigration rules The Conversation. 2013
    Article written by Robert Wright on theconversation.com titled "Regional needs differ, so lets have variable immigration rules"

    No border controls The Southern Reporter. 2013
    Article on www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk, titled "No border controls" discusses an article about a report by Robert Wright.

    A question of borders and bananas The Southern Reporter. 2013
    Article on http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk titled "A question of borders and bananas" discusses a paper by Robert Wright

    Border control suggestions are 'just fantasy and fear Berwick Advertiser. 2013
    Article on www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk titled "Border control suggestions are 'just fantasy and fear'" discusses a paper by Robert Wright

    Border controls claim dismissed as 'fantasy' The Southern Reporter. 2013
    Article on www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk, titled "Border controls claim dismissed as 'fantasy'" mentions Professor Robert Wright

    Who's still afraid of the big bad scare stories? The Herald Scotland. 2013
    Article on www.heraldscotland.com titled "Who's still afraid of the big bad scare stories?" discusses research by Robert Wright

    Border controls discussed for an independent Scotland Wonderlust website. 2013
    Article on www.wonderlust.co.uk, titled "Border controls discussed for an independent Scotland" mentions Professor Robert Wright.

    Salmond's Pensions Post-Independence Defy Actuaries Bloomberg. 2013
    Article on www.bloomberg.com titled "Salmond's Pensions Post-Independence Defy Actuaries" quotes Robert Wright.

    George Kerevan: Europe break-up gives Scots choice The Scotsman. 2013
    Article on www.scotsman.com titled "George Kerevan: Europe break-up gives Scots choice" mentions the work of Robert Wright.

    Will travellers need passports for Scotland in the event of independence? Travel.aol website. 2013
    Article on travel.aol.co.uk titled "Will travellers need passports for Scotland in the event of independence?" discusses Robert Wright's research.

    Scottish independence: passport may be required to enter Scotland The Telegraph. 2013
    Article on www.telegraph.co.uk titled "Scottish independence: passport may be required to enter Scotland"

    Scottish Independence: EU may force border terms The Scotsman. 2013
    Article on www.scotsman.com titled "Scottish Independence: EU may force border terms"

    Scotland has lowest rate of kids in jobless homes The Scotsman. 2013
    Article on www.scotsman.com titled "Scotland has lowest rate of kids in jobless homes" quotes Robert Wright

    SNP Pension Figures are 'Misleading' Say Experts
    Article in the Daily Mail titled "SNP Pension Figures are 'Misleading' Say Experts" mentions Robert Wright

    Constitutional change and immigration in Scotland Future of UK and Scotland website. 2013
    Guest blog on www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk titled "Constitutional change and immigration in Scotland" written by David McCollum

    Independence Referendum and Pensions
    Robert Wright interviewed live on "Independence Referendum and Pensions" for Newsnight Scotland, BBC Scotland Television

    Scotland 'more open' to immigration The Herald Scotland. 2013
    Article on www.heraldscotland.com titled "Scotland 'more open' to immigration" mentions research by the Centre for Population Change.

    Scotland Migration and the Referendum: Data and Analysis for an Informed Debate ESRC website. 2013
    Article on www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events titled "Scotland Migration and the Referendum: Data and Analysis for an Informed Debate" discusses the launch of the new joint CPC and Migration Observatory project.

    Migration and Constitutional Change Future of UK and Scotland website. 2013
    Blog posted on the Future of The UK and Scotland website written by David Bell, Allan Findlay and David McCollum, titled "Migration and Constitutional Change"

    Croatia and Scotland: A World Apart? University of Strathclyde Business School website. 2013
    Blog written by Robert Wright on the University of Strathclyde Business School website www.engage-sbs.com, titled "Croatia and Scotland: A World Apart?"

    UK Right Not To Make Plans for Independence
    Article in the Daily Telegraph, "UK Right Not To Make Plans for Independence"

    Credit Unions Will be Put in Danger by a Yes Vote The Times. 2013
    Article in the Times, "Credit Unions Will be Put in Danger by a Yes Vote"

    Scotland Would Need Border Posts The Sunday Times. 2013
    Article in the Sunday Times, "Scotland Would Need Border Posts"

    Customs at Carlisle After Independence
    Editorial in the Sunday Times, "Customs at Carlisle After Independence"