Research and analysis

Scotland analysis: security

Evaluates the UK’s approach to identifying and managing threats to its national security, and the implications on these arrangements of a vote for independence.



The 7th paper in the Scotland analysis programme, ‘Scotland analysis: Security’ looks into the UK’s approach to security and the potential consequences of Scottish independence.

The Scotland analysis series of publications is designed to inform the debate on Scotland’s future within the United Kingdom ahead of next year’s referendum.

Scotland and its people are an integral part of the UK’s national security, and the UK government believes both that Scotland is better off as part of the UK, and that the UK is stronger, safer and more secure with Scotland as part of it.