Latest Contributions


James Ker-Lindsay’s comment piece on an independent Scotland’s accession prospects compared to the Western Balkans is the focus of a Herald news story (and also covered in the Sunday National)

The Times Scotland

Kirsty Hughes writes a comment piece on the chances of an independent Scotland joining the EU

University of Pennsylvania 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

SCER is recognised in the best new think tanks category in this annual report.

BBC Good Morning Scotland

Kirsty Hughes is interviewed on the prospects for the UK-EU future relationship talks as the Commission issues its draft negotiating directives


Kirsty Hughes contribution to Centre on Constitutional Change post-Brexit report – on the challenges of independence in the EU – is covered in the Scotsman

STV Scotland Tonight

Kirsty Hughes is on Scotland Tonight, discussing how the upcoming UK-EU talks may go and the threat, still, of a no deal outcome.

Kirsty Hughes writes a column on why the EU will stand back from Scotland’s independence in the EU debate but will still need to keep an eye on the issues an independent Scotland’s accession would raise.


Kirsty Hughes writes a column on Scotland’s European strategy and options as Brexit day arrives.
She was also quoted in the Scotsman and the National on the impact of leaving the European Union


Kirsty Hughes is interviewed by Brazilian online news site on the implications of leaving the EU for Scotland including for the independence debate.

Het Journaal 7 | VRT NWS Belgium

Kirsty Hughes comments on Scotland’s future post-Brexit