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Stuart Crawford and Richard Marsh: Defending an Independent Scotland post-Brexit

Stuart Crawford and Richard Marsh, authors of a 2012 RUSI paper on defence in an independent Scotland, find that changed circumstances since 2014 means a different set of priorities for defence spending after independence is needed, with some important implications for the size of an independent Scotland’s defence budget

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Karen Dietz: Remembering the Indy Choir

Contributing to our week of coverage marking five years since indyref, Karen Dietz of the Indy Choir explains how the group got started and it’s involvement in the 2014 Yes campaign

AS A MUSICIAN and leader of choirs I wanted to do something to advance the cause of Scottish independence. I didn’t think I would be any good at knocking on doors. Then it came to me – I would start an independence choir. 

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Indyref at 5: Contribute to our special week of coverage 16-20 September

Give your thoughts to our special week of coverage on Indyref at 5 by e-mailing media@common.scot

THE 2014 independence referendum was a defining moment in Scotland’s history. 

A mass grassroots Yes movement exploded in every part of the country and, despite losing the referendum vote, changed Scotland forever. 

Five years on from the 18 September referendum, CommonSpace is running a special week of coverage from September 16-20 to mark that historic event. 

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CS Forum: Indyref at 5

Tickets available for 26 September CS Forum here.

TO MARK the fifth anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum, CommonSpace’s September forum will explore what we can learn from the successes and failures of that enormous mass movement for independence. 

We will also look at what has changed since and what the prospects are for the independence movement to seize the initiative in the Brexit crisis to deliver another referendum, and a majority for independence.

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