• Fiscal Reality Bites

    These Islands has frequently taken apart the myth that Scotland sends more to Westminster than it gets back in public spending, but never as comprehensively as this. Kevin Hague’s new analysis is the definitive debunking.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.