It worked in Ireland – now Nicola Sturgeon is asking selected citizens to examine the big constitutional issues facing the country.
In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.
Scotland is in the late stages of deciding whether to become the first country in UK to outlaw all corporal punishment against children.
Guess how much the average funeral now costs. Hint: it's more than most people pay for a second hand car.
An algorithm based on commuting patterns makes new 'Greater Glasgow' the biggest local authority in the UK.
Scotland's commitment to providing all students with free monthly supplies is showing the world how period poverty can be tackled.
Abortion provision in the 21st century needs to be treated like any other medical procedure: without judgement
Designed to ease budgetry pressures, households in Scotland on Universal Credit can now opt for a fortnightly payment instead of being paid monthly.
Scotland voted for its own parliament in September 1997, but has yet to make its mind up about the biggest issue of all.
99% of people who disappear come home again. A third of them don't stay.
The Scottish and UK leaders exchanged fire this week – so, who's winning?
Despite the political renaissance, Scotland's literature is in need of new blood.
Why Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's federalist ploy is not the right way forward.
Scotland is about to greatly expand its use of tags to have more prisoners serve sentences in their homes and communities.
Scotland's numbers look far worse than the UK's.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
If Holyrood is ultimately answerable to Westminster, Westminster is ultimately answerable to realpolitik.
Why the ruling classes may think twice about landownership in Scotland.
A few notable successes, but could do better.