*** Crowdfunder is closed ***
The Crowdfunder is now closed but you can buy the book from our online shop at https://commonweal.scot/shop/publications/sorted-a-handbook-for-a-better-scotland/
The book is £20 and, depending on where you live, you can expect to pay £5 in postage and packaging.
May I take this chance to tell you all how much we appreciate your support and how much we hope you enjoy the book. Its aim is to provoke discussion around what a better Scotland could look like. You may have your own ideas and we're always delighted to receive feedback by email.
Common Weal is a 'think and do tank'. We create policies across the broad range of what Scotland needs and then we campaign to make our ideas reality. We aren't connected to any political party and are funded through small donations from our supporters. We do this work because we really believe that Scotland could be better - our lives could be better - and that there's a solid plan to achieve that.
We have written a book that contains a vision for Scotland. We would like your help to make it a reality.
We thought it was time to stop describing problems. Sorted is about what's possible. It's a handbook for a better Scotland. A vision for a shared future in an independent Scotland.
Our goal was to write a book that is both well informed and inspirational. It's based on 10 years of policy work by Common Weal, covering all aspects of public life.
You can read more about the thinking behind this project in Robin's latest blog.
This book exists not just to persuade you that the answer is yes, but to put the answers about how to do it in your hands. It imagines we are at the start of the first ten years of Scotland being an independent country (though there are plenty of things here to be getting on with while we wait).
It describes what kind of society we can now build and explains the guiding principles of how to go about building it. Then it takes every part of life in Scotland and puts forward a case for change. It describes how we can make independence and Scotland successful.
It explains how to build our industrial base, tackle poverty, combat the climate crisis, raise wages, improve our quality of life and stay safe in an uncertain world – and much more besides. If there’s something you think needs fixed, you’ll probably find an explanation of how to fix it in these pages.
We don't receive funding from anywhere other than individual people who support the work we do. Common Weal is funded entirely by small regular donations from members of the public. These donations are what help us deliver our policy work.
Sorted is a big project and to be blunt, we need help to make it happen. We also thought crowdfunding was the perfect way to pre-sell the book so we know how many copies to print.
This platform also provides an opportunity to give a donation. Any donations over and above the cost of the book will directly support our core policy work. We are enormously grateful for your support.
We would welcome you sharing this project with your friends and online networks to help us spread the word.