MacKay Hannah

Scottish Policy Now

MacKay Hannah produces Scottish Policy Now - an online magazine providing news and analysis of changing government policies, regulation, initiatives and legislation and the impact of all of these on Scotland and people living in Scotland.

Please note that the production of Scottish Policy Now is currently suspended but it is expected to resume in the Winter of 2020.

Scottish Policy Now uses a variety of means to explore, explain and debate the possible impact of planned change, whether initiated by the Scottish Government, the Westminster government, local government, by government agencies and other public bodies or by Scottish civic society.

The magazine is a platform for policy discussion which illuminates the choices made by decision makers and brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to help inform that decision making.

As part of this dialogue Scottish Policy Now encourages and supports informed and critical discussion of initiatives and proposals put forward by governing majorities at Holyrood, Westminster and in council chambers.  We will apply the same standards of critical analysis to the views and counter proposals of governing and opposition parties in all those settings.

Editions feature interviews, opinion pieces, debates, legal analysis and other expert review. We welcome contributions in various forms from readers which will be moderated by the Editor.

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Scottish Policy Now is distributed free to your screen and can be received either directly or through the website of MacKay Hannah at