How the Scottish Parliament works - Private Member’s Bill

The implementation of a successful Members' Bill is looked at through a case study.

Insider pressure groups

Three case studies explain the influence of pressure groups on Scottish government.

Local council services

A look at the importance of local government in our daily lives.

Local government funding - Public Private Partnership

A look at the use of Public Private Partnership funding by a local council.

Local government money

A look at the main sources of local government income and expenditure and how it is spent.

Meet the civil servant

A discussion on the role and unseen work of the civil service.

Meet the MSP

Pros and cons of an SNP proposal to raise the age at which alcohol can be purchased to 21.

Outsider pressure groups

The use of direct action by pro-hunting pressure groups.

Pressure groups

A look at a range of pressure groups and their methods.

The influence of the media

An examination of the relationship between the media and politicians.

2 learner guides

We have a selection of learner guides