Contents

This guide contains the following content:

The roles of the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, and the devolved assemblies of Wales and Northern Ireland.

The powers and limitations of the devolved Scottish Parliament.

The extension of the Scottish Parliament's powers via the Scotland Acts of 2012 and 2016.

Case Study: The Scottish independence referendum, 2014.

The aftermath and response to the independence referendum.

The wider implications of the independence referendum for the rest of the UK.