IF SCOTLAND is a two-day conference exploring how the referendum on Scottish independence will be remembered, discussed and explained a few decades from now, once the uncertainties of September 2014 have set and hardened into historical facts.
Viewed in retrospect, what happens in 2014 will quickly come to seem mundane, even inevitable. So while the question is still 'liquid', uncertain and up for grabs, we mean to imagine how the current debate might appear in 20-30 years' time – a few decades after either a Yes or No result on September 18. Both possibilities will be explored fully, by a distinguished group of speakers engaged with both sides of the debate.
Confirmed speakers include: