Welcome to So Say Scotland we are a politically neutral, broad minded, nonprofit and currently voluntary project, imagining Scotland as a Hub of Democratic Innovation.
"Almost a year to the day from the first public call for a team to make a Citizen Assembly happen, So Say Scotland is reporting back on the first Thinking Together on the Future of Scotland."
Updates from our Thinking Together Coordinator Zara Kitson, and information about the Thinking Together assembly tool, along with the nuts and bolts of making it happen.
Where we are coming from and where we hope to go! We are on a mission to support and promote participative and deliberative democracy throughout Scotland. We are gathering together a network and working to illustrate and demonstrate democratic innovation.
We are a group of artists, academics, practitioners, systems administrators, policy makers and interested citizens. Our Guiding Principles are Collaboration, Dialogue, Diversity, Working to Strengths and Consent. We have come this far on the sweat equity of the founding members, nascent network members, advocates and expert support. Who knows what the future will bring? For now we are concentrating on making the assembly the best it can be.
We prefer to work with individuals and organisation in a collaborative way. In sharing our knowledge, resources and willingness to learn we become much more than the sum of our parts. In the Thanks section we count our blessings and acknowledge people and organisations as they contribute to the success of the So Say Scotland journey.