Consultation on Scottish Independence Bill and interim constitution

On 16 June 2014, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on the Scottish Independence Bill, which provides for Scotland to become an independent State in March 2016 and sets out a draft interim constitution.

The Scottish Independence Bill sets out the interim constitutional platform which would serve as the basis for the government of Scotland from Independence Day.

Sections 26-28 of the Bill ‘safeguard and guarantee Scotland’s existing progressive approach to equality and human rights and place Scotland firmly within the mainstream of contemporary European constitutional thinking’ (p40).

The consultation closed on 20 October 2014.