This book covers recent aspects of Scottish politics, Scottish society and Scottish life, strongly underpinned by contemporary research. It provides insight into the foundations and structures of modern-day Scotland. There is a growing interest in Scotland’s constitutional future and in Scottish issues, both nationally and internationally, but there are very few up-to-date books to which readers can refer. This work provides just such an analysis and will be of interest to a range of readers, from students, researchers and academics to policy makers, and members of the general public, both within and beyond Scotland. The book includes chapters on Scottish identity, politics, education, employment, gender, ethnicity, class, art, culture and sport, as well as looking at Scottish societies elsewhere in the UK and overseas.