Nesta Ideas Bank: ideas to transform Scotland

17 policy ideas to help create a better Scotland

A collection of 17 policy ideas to help create a better Scotland.

Scotland, with the power of good ideas, can be transformed through innovative approaches to:

  • Health and Social Care and integration
  • Democracy
  • Creative economy

The best political debate is a combination of the practical and the inspirational, the imaginative and the gritty.

Nesta in Scotland prepared this collection of policy ideas offering what we believe to be vital contributions to the political discussion ahead of the May 2016 elections and beyond. Our hope is that they offer radical ideas that are nonetheless grounded in reality – typically in the work of Nesta and our partners from around world.

We hope to have the chance to work on developing some of them in Scotland in the months and years to come. If you would like to discuss any of them further, please get in touch.


Peter McColl

Peter McColl

Peter McColl

Head of Policy for Scotland

Peter McColl led Nesta's policy and research work in Scotland.

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