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Role of National Languages

Scotland In the Scottish Parliament, the working language is English. The Parliament supports the use of Gaelic and it also recognises Scots. Certain materials from the Parliament are available in …

Abbreviations

COMMON ABBREVIATIONS In the UK, elected legislators have different titles depending on the organisation in which they serve. These are the most common: MP (Member of Parliament) – A member …

Differences from Westminster

CHAMBER The physical layout of parliamentary chambers in the UK varies. In the House of Commons, two sides of opposing benches face each other directly. This style is often seen …

What is Devolution?

This week, we will look at the history of devolution in Scotland and Wales. We will also examine how the electoral system works in each country. However, before we do …

The Course Team

This course is run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University. The course conveners are Dr Alan Convery, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, and Prof …

What’s Next in Scotland?

Alan Convery gives an overview of the main challenges Scottish parties will face after the election and highlights some key issues that might emerge in Scottish politics going forward.

Results Summary

Alan Convery analyses the Scottish election results and assesses the performance of the five main parties. Who are the winners and the losers of this election? *Note that Alan mistakenly …

Welcome

Welcome to Week 2 of our course about the devolved elections in Wales and Scotland. This week, we turn our attention to the political parties. We will hold our second …