Reform Scotland

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Nov 22 2022, 5:28 pm

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Nov 21 2022, 3:14 pm


Reform Scotland, a charity registered in Scotland, is a non-partisan public policy institute which works to promote increased economic prosperity, more effective public services and expanded opportunities for all Scots.

Reform Scotland is independent of political parties and any other organisations. It is funded by donations from private individuals, charitable trusts and corporate organisations. The Director and  Research Director work closely with the Advisory Board, chaired by Alan McFarlane, which meets regularly to review the research and policy programme.

Reform Scotland’s policies cover the following broad themes:

  • Increasing prosperity
  • A positive climate for entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Reform and modernisation of public services
  • Widening opportunity for all
  • Compassion for those who slip through the cracks
  • Greater courage and appetite for risk among policy-makers.


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Reform Scotland is an independent, non-party, Scottish charitable think tank and is funded by donations from individuals, charitable trusts and corporate organisations. This allows us to address issues free from political constraints or influence, and to communicate our ideas to people and groups representing all political perspectives in order to build a consensus for reform. However, to achieve our aims we need support from individuals and organisations that share our objectives.

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