Skip to main content

Language: English / GĂ idhlig


Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-26418

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 21 March 2024
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government when the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series will be published.


The Scottish Government continues to deliver on its commitment to build the case for an independent Scotland within the EU, through the development of a prospectus to give people the information they need to make an informed choice about their future. I’m pleased to confirm that on 25 March we are publishing ‘Education and lifelong learning in an independent Scotland’.

This is the twelfth paper in the Building a New Scotland series. The paper sets out how Scotland’s approach to education and skills demonstrates the benefits of taking decisions in Scotland, for Scotland, and how we would be able to improve outcomes for our children and young people with the full powers of independence and without the UK Government taking decisions on key areas such as social security, public spending and our relationship with the EU.

The Scottish Government is continuing to prepare further papers in the Building a New Scotland series and these will be published shortly. I can also confirm that the matters raised in this publication will be taken forward as part of a future debate in the Scottish Parliament.

‘Building a New Scotland: Education and lifelong learning in an independent Scotland’ is available to view on the Scottish Government website from 25 March at