Latest Contributions

Prospect UK

Kirsty Hughes is interviewed by Alice Wright on the new SCER report she edited on Independence in the EU: Accession Challenges

Times Scotland

David Bell writes on the Scottish-rUK border in the case of independence in the EU – a short version of his longer piece for SCER’s new report published on 17 March

The Herald

SCER’s major new report “An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession” was covered in the Herald, and also in the Scotsman, the National, the Times Scotland and Sky news

The Times Scotland

Kirsty Hughes writes a column on how Scotland can learn from smaller EU states on how to network and influence in Europe – even post-Brexit. This draws on her new report on this topic published on 6 March.
The report was also covered in the Scotsman, the National, the Herald, and the Evening Express


Kirsty Hughes’ column on whether Scotland has a European strategy – and what some of its components are


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)

Financial Times

Kirsty Hughes is referenced in the Financial Times Brexit briefing with a link to her article on the challenges to an independent Scotland joining the EU (written for the Centre on Constitutional Change)

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