• Energy Bills: Scotland does not pay more than rest of UK

    Energy Bills: Scotland does not pay more than rest of UK

  • Wrong With The Wind

    Scotland has substantial renewable energy resources, and that’s a very good thing. But hugely exaggerating the size of the potential resource for political purposes is not a good thing. This is the story of how the Scottish Government has for years been knowingly inflating Scotland's share of Europe's potential offshore wind resource.

  • Keeping The Dream Alive

    The Scottish electorate doesn’t want a 2023 referendum, doesn’t support independence, doesn’t know what SNP policies for independence are, and is even less likely to support independence if it means cuts to public spending. Kevin Hague on new polling for These Islands from YouGov.

  • Scottish Renewables: A United Kingdom Success Story

    The greatest risk to Scottish renewables does not come from a Westminster government insufficiently committed to net-zero. It comes from a Holyrood government with one overriding priority: the breakup of the United Kingdom.

  • GERS 2021: A Deep Dive

    The GERS figures show how pooling and sharing works across the United Kingdom, and also reveal some surprising truths about Holyrood spending decisions. Kevin Hague has crunched the 2021 numbers.

  • Choose Your Poison: The SNP’s Currency Headache

    In an important new paper, These Islands takes a detailed look at the currency options to be debated at the SNP Spring Conference.