Our major programme this session was the Scotland 2030 Programme, an exploration of life and society in the future.
With seminars, research reports, creative reflections and 10 ideas for 2030, the Scotland 2030 Programme brought diverse groups of people together to consider expert perspectives and cultural reflections on our shared future.
The programme report "Scotland 2030: A Positive View of Our Future" outlined what we found to be the major issues for our future lives, from birth to death. These included some important questions for us all to consider for the next 10 years.
Both the report and the seminars and research that fed into it are resources for everyone in exploring the future.
Creative views of the future
Mar phàirt de dhealas Pàrlamaid na h-Alba a bhith a’ cumail taic ris a’ Ghàidhlig, chùm sinn co-labhairt mun Ghàidhlig san àm ri teachd ann an 2019.
Aig an tachartas bha taisbeanaidhean bho eòlaichean agus bùithtean-obrach gus lèirsinn a chruthachadh airson 2030, a’ gabhail a-steach Alba far am bi spòrs againn anns a’ Ghàidhlig, a’ gabhail a-steach comataidh stand-up agus dràma telebhisean.
B’ e ar lèirsinn airson 2030 nach biodh a’ Ghàidhlig ga cleachdadh airson bruidhinn mu dheidhinn na Gàidhlig a-mhàin! Gus taic a chumail ris an lèirsinn sin, dh’fhoillsich sinn geàrr-chunntas den aithisg aig a' phrògram fharsaing againn Alba 2030, agus de na deich beachdan againn airson 2030, sa Ghàidhlig.
As part of the Scottish Parliament’s commitment to support the Gaelic language, we held a conference on the future for the Gaelic language in 2019.
The event featured expert presentations and workshop groups to develop visions for 2030, which included a Scotland where we can have fun in Gaelic, watching Gaelic stand-ups and Gaelic-language television dramas.
One vision for 2030 was for Gaelic not just to be used to talk about Gaelic. To support that, we published a summary of our wide-ranging Scotland 2030 Programme report, along with our 10 ideas for 2030, in Gaelic.
In the past five years, the Futures Forum has worked with partners both within and outwith the Scottish Parliament to bring expert speakers to a parliamentary and public audience.
In 2019, we worked with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) hosted a series of seminars with leaders in sport and physical activity, including Gregor Townsend, Shelley Kerr and Judy Murray. We also partnered with Reform Scotland to hear from journalist Helen Lewis on feminism and the writer Tom Chivers on artificial intelligence.
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