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.
So Say New Radical Nation Playing Democracy Remixed
We are pleased to say So Say Scotland has been included on the 2014 New Radicals list, compiled by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and The Observer. We are one of 50 people or projects that are being celebrated for helping to change Britain for the better. Here's a wee thank you speech!
We have a brand new site for the card game that helps you get your head around the referendum www.weeplayscotland.org buy packs, download DIY pack and keep up with game play across the country. New social media too on fb and twitter
Date for your diary: Monday 15th September, 6.45pm CCA Glasgow. Celebrating UN International Day of Democracy with Democracy Remixed = film screening, live performance, dialogue. More info here and Tickets
In 2013 we used £7k of cash to leverage £80k worth of in-kind contributions in the creation of the first Thinking Together Citizens’ Assembly on the Future of Scotland. Inspired by and connected to the Icelandic assembly movement, the assembly process supports people to think together, from a place of shared values, about how to make something better. The process has subsequently been used by various organisations and has sparked demand for more events across the country.
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 more magic happen, as the moved we sparked takes flight again!
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.