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Scientific Alliance Scotland

The Scientific Alliance Scotland is the Edinburgh-based, Scottish branch of the Scientific Alliance.  Launched in 2013, it comprises an Advisory Forum drawn from a range of Scotland-based experts in sciences and academia, plus a wider membership from many different backgrounds.  Its remit is to engage with Scottish media, Government and Parliament on topics in the Scientific Alliance’s field of interests which are of specific relevance to Scotland, including those which are devolved from Westminster to the Holyrood Parliament.

All have signed up to the Scientific Alliance’s Declaration:

“Scientific advances have provided, and will continue to provide, solutions to many environmental problems. While differences of opinion are welcome and, indeed, play a vital role in the development of both science and society, the Scientific Alliance is concerned about the many ways in which science is misinterpreted and at times misrepresented.

If optimal use is to be made of currently available resources, policies must be based upon sound and reliable information. The Scientific Alliance provides a forum for addressing environmental problems based on sound science.”


Contact Scientific Alliance Scotland

Scientific Alliance Scotland
7-9 North St David Street
Edinburgh EH2 1AW

Tel: 0131 524 9414

Media Enquiries

Tel: +44 7957 859067

Current Issues

Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream