Independence documentation

All the Society's documentation on the referendum on Scottish independence can be found below.

The Smith Commission on devolving further powers to the Scottish Parliament

Scottish Independence Referendum Bill

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill

The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 [draft]

Consultation responses

The Law Society responded to both the Scottish and UK Government consultations on proposals for a referendum on Scottish independence.

Both responses can be found below:

For further infomation on any of the above, please contact the law reform team on