Help shape post-referendum Scotland

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) seeks the views of voluntary organisations to feed into the post-referendum Smith Commission on the future powers of the Scottish Parliament.

This should be a chance for community development practioners and community groups across Scotland to contribute to the shaping of Scotland's future based on their own experience and perspective.

The Smith Commission has been set up to consult with political parties, civic institutions and the wider public about strengthening the powers of the Scottish Parliament. Rather than invite everyone to respond to the consultation, the Commission has asked SCVO to to gather third sector views and proposals.

"The recommendations will deliver more financial, welfare and taxation powers, strengthening the Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom" (The Smith Commission)

SCVO asks that you send your views to felix.spittal@scvo.org.uk. The deadline for responding has been extended to Friday 24th October.  Read more on SCVO's website.

SCDC will submit its own contribution to SCVO. For further information contact andrew.paterson@scdc.org.uk.