Scotland's Futures Forum December Bulletin: Review of the Year

Hello and welcome to the Scotland's Futures Forum December bulletin and review of the year.

In this edition we have a look back over some of the work we've done in 2017, and look forward to 2018.

2017: A busy year

This year we've hosted and supported discussions and debates on issues ranging from digital democracy to drugs and the effect of automation on our workforce.

In our Scotland 2030 Programme, we've looked at the changes our society faces through technological and environmental developments, along with the opportunities and challenges for our economic future.

More than one contributor has asked what, with all this change coming, we should teach our children and young people. With our partners the Goodison Group in Scotland, we've brought those thoughts and provocations into discussions on future schooling and learning, building a straw scenario of what education in 2030 and beyond should look like.

We hosted two Futures Fellows, Nicola Martin and Eleanore Widger, from the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, who looked at the role of the environment and technology in our communities in the past, present and future. They documented their work and thoughts in our Blog to the Future.

Photos from Scotland 2030 Events in 2017

Finally, with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre and the Parliament's Health and Sport Committee, we took a look at the challenge of obesity and what action Scotland should take between now and 2030.

For all the events and discussions, there are event reports, along with videos of the contributions where possible. Check out our Scotland 2030 Programme webpages for all the details.

Reports from our Scotland 2030 Programme events in 2017

2018: What's Next?

As we said in our November bulletin, the theme for the Scotland 2030 Programme in 2018 will be stages of life. We start with a discussion on childhood on Tuesday 6 March, from 6pm in the Scottish Parliament. More details on that, and our other work, will come in our January bulletin.

In the meantime, everyone at Scotland's Futures Forum wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.


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Photos: (C) 2017 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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