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Learning for Sustainability Scotland & The Smith Commission

Fri 14th November 2014 - News

Following the ‘no’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September 2014, the UK Government announced that Lord Smith of Kelvin had been commissioned to oversee the process to take forward the devolution commitments on further powers for the Scottish Parliament.

Individuals and groups were invited to take part in the Smith Commission by submitting a report which would stipulate specific suggestions and goals around increased powers in Scotland.

The timescale for producing such a report was very narrow, however the Learning for Sustainability steering group – individuals elected by the LfS Scotland membership, worked together to pull a concise report together, which was submitted successfully before the deadline.

You can read the full report here. As you can see we have requested further consultation so that we can take this debate to our wider membership, and we hope to be able to update you on this in the near future.

Going forward, we will be hosting workshops in the new year which will look at the future of Learning for Sustainability in a post indy-ref Scotland. In the meantime, if you are a member and would like to begin discussions of this nature, we will be running an informal discussion at our AGM on 9 December 2014.

If you are not yet a member, but wish to join our expanding network you can do so here.