Ideate Scotland is a neutral platform and safe space for public debate events.
The ability to create, present, and evaluate ideas for an alternative and better future remains integral to democracy and modern societies, including a new Scotland. Public debate helps us to reflect on the status quo and celebrate progress, but to also challenge issues for the betterment of ourselves and society as a whole. To find innovating and practical solutions for current issues such as, automation, currency, climate change, local democracy, and many more. And for those observing debates, they see citizens reasoning, listening, responding, and fundamentally respecting one another. Our aim is to work, discuss, debate and ideate together to build a better Scotland into reality.
Our public debate events include various themes from think tanks, politicians, academics, experts and inspiring people, plus Q&A.
Ideate Scotland is a nonprofit organisation.
Let's ideate a new Scotland.
IDEATE A NEW SCOTLAND
We regret to inform you that due to circumstances outwith our control we are having to postpone the public debate on Thursday 20th June. We will look forward to rescheduling later in the year.
'The Future of Local Government'
Exploring Council Reform:
Autonomy & accountability vs centralisation
Citizen-led system vs party political lines
Protecting public places & assets
Improve & modernise public services
Local Government vs Scottish Government
City Chambers, 253 High St,
Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ
The public debate event will be held at the Edinburgh City Chambers, the meeting place of the City of Edinburgh Council and its predecessors Edinburgh Corporation and Edinburgh District Council.
The current building was originally built as the Royal Exchange, which was funded by subscription and built in 1753–61 to designs by John Adam with detail alterations by John Fergus.
Public Debate Q&A Session
Panellist Summary Session
Meet the Team
Jessica Clack is a Master's Graduate from Kings College London in Intelligence and International Security. She has worked with many of the top officials in the State of Utah, including the Governor’s Office, the State Legislature and the Director of Workforce Services. Jessica also won a National Debate Championship in America.