A Decade of Devolution:
How Does it Measure Up?
and AGM, 2008
Edinburgh, Saturday March
- Getting around: Click on the blue arrows to see locations
of the conference venue, social events, and other goodies.
- Programme (paper titles, presenters,
and schedule). Printable version with
abstracts (PDF doc).
- Booking: Conference registration is only £15 for
members and includes lunch. Non-members can attend for £20 or include
a one-year starter membership/subscription for £25. Students/unwaged
can attend for £10. Please
fill out the booking form, return
via post or email to
- Print off and post a conference flyer.
- Social events
- Friday night gathering from 7:00 pm, upstairs at the recently renovated Joseph
23 Elm Row, Leith Walk, EH7 4AA (opposite and up-hill from youth hostel,
corner of Montgomery Street). Food will be available to order until 9:00
- Saturday evening meal (8:00 pm) at Mamma Roma Italian restaurant,
4 Antigua Street, Leith Walk, EH1 3NH (two blocks up/south from the youth
hostel, across from the Playhouse Theatre).
- Sunday morning walk. Meet at 10:15 at youth hostel. Depending on
weather& interests, we may walk along the Water
of Leith, or go up Arthur's
Seat for a view of the city.
- Travel information:
Statistics is pleased to acknowledge the support of Edinburgh's radical bookstore.
- Call for Papers (past)
This year the Radstats conference will be held in Edinburgh - the first time
in Scotland! The conference will be held at the new Out
of the Blue artist and community space in Leith,
formerly the Drill Hall for the Territorial Army, on Saturday 1st March. Come
on Friday and spend your extra leap year day in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh has been called both the Athens of the north and auld
reekie; the truth is probably somewhere in between. Contemporary literature
is thriving - Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and Alexander McCall Smith all share
the same postcode. The city gets in a stushie
(and hoachin) in the summer with all the festivals,
but March is free from all this. There is plenty to do though with countless
great (and small) eateries, pubs, museums & galleries or opportunities
to go ghost hunting, castle crawling and even rickshaw-rides past Enric Miralles'
Parliament building at the foot of the volcanic landscape of Arthurs
Seat! There is something for everyone here in the ancient & revived capital
The programme covers subjects as diverse as
national identity, attitudes to devolution, historical voting patterns, poverty,
wealth and place, attitudes to social care, migration, measurement of wellbeing,
a data strategy for Scotland and the Barnett formula.
The conference venue is in Leith, a port town with plenty of radical
history, now part of Edinburgh. Regeneration here has increased wealth
inequality, and waves of immigrants have claimed the area as their own.
For questions about the conference, contact the organising committee
(Joan Corbett, Russell Ecob and Robin Rice) at firstname.lastname@example.org or
the Radstats Administrator at email@example.com.