It’s been almost two months since the Scottish independence referendum. Residents of Scotland voted not to leave the United Kingdom, but the work is not over. The Better Together campaign made promises of additional devolved powers. British Prime Minster David Cameron announced that Lord Smith of Kelvin would oversee the process of devolving more powers from Westminster. Cameron hinted that changes could affect more than just Scotland. Draft legislation will be introduced by January 25. This legislation will change the United Kingdom. We will continue watching to see what evolves.
The Estates of Scotland, the original parliament of Scotland existed from the early 13th century. With the Acts of Union in 1707, the Scottish Parliament was merged with the Kingdom of England. In 1999, the current new Scottish Parliament met for the first time in almost 300 years. Continue reading “Scotland in 60 days?”