Our history

Scotland's Futures Forum was established in 2005 deliberately to provide Members of the Scottish Parliament with the opportunity to move away from the day-to-day business of Parliament and think creatively about Scotland's longer-term future.

Driven by the vision and energy of then Presiding Officer George Reid and Parliament's Chief Executive Paul Grice, the Futures Forum quickly developed into a vital piece of Scotland's thinking landscape, taking on and delivering amibitious projects on a positive view of ageing and on innovative ways to view and tackle Scotland's problems with alcohol and drugs.

More information about the Forum's work, including our other major programmes, can be found in our Resources sesion.

Click below for a guide to the Forum and legacy paper from the 2011-2016 Parliamentary Session.

A guide and legacy report for the 2011 to 2016 parliamentary session