What difference has devolution made in Scotland?

Devolution has made Scotland a better place.

The power to make some decisions has led Scotland to have some of the best public services amongst the UK nations. 

Our health service performs better with free prescriptions for all, it has one of the highest participation levels in higher education in Europe, and students don’t have to pay tuition fees – and tax is fairer, with the average Council Tax bill being the lowest amongst the nations of Great Britain.

But that progress is under threat from the Westminster government emboldened by Brexit. The Westminster government has already started overturning legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament and ignored votes by the Scottish Parliament refusing consent for the Westminster government to interfere in devolved affairs.

Devolution will always be vulnerable under Westminster control, and independence is the only way to guarantee remote Westminster governments can’t overturn Scotland’s decisions.