The Scottish Government has launched a consultation asking the people of Scotland how the country can be made fairer and more equal by the year 2030
They are asking people to share experiences, ideas and views, and get involved with the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. They have launched a new website where updates from the conversations that are happening across the country and blog posts from different organisations and projects will be published and conversations on topics that matter to people take place.
The conversation will last until the end of 2015 and the Scottish Government are keen for as many people as possible to get involved and share their views on what a more just and equal society would look like.
Social Justice Secretary Alex Neill said that
“The Scottish Government’s vision is for a Scotland where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect, and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally. We want to discuss issues like childcare, fair work and health and hear what people believe could be done to create a better Scotland.
“It is important that we are an open and accessible government. We want to tap into conversations many people and communities are already having throughout Scotland, rather than consult on whether or not people agree with a range of ready-made proposals.
“We recognise that it will take time to achieve our shared vision of a fair, equal and socially just Scotland. We are not looking for quick fixes or temporary measures but long lasting change that can benefit the whole nation.”
A series of events will take place in autumn that will bring people together from across Scotland to discuss the practical steps that will be required in moving towards such a society.
Source: Scottish Government