Holyrood’s Scotland: The Recovery conference built on last year’s big, bold and inclusive conversation about the way forward for Scotland
Scotland is at a crossroads. As we emerge from the pandemic, we can either plan to return to “normal” or reimagine the world and aspire to do better.
As Scotland emerges from the deepest recession in over 300 years, the pandemic has ravaged our health service, exacerbated existing inequalities in society – including educational outcomes, and driven our cultural scene into a long and deep hibernation.
Scotland’s recovery should not be regarded as purely economic. To truly foster the better world and modern Scotland that we aspire to, this must be seen as an once-in-a-generation opportunity to pursue real and lasting national renewal.
Change is already in progress, from building on the community cohesion necessitated by the pandemic, to revitalizing our town centres and creating a National Care Service. Scotland can, and should, use the opportunity to deliver bold changes in pursuit of the wellbeing of people and planet.
Watch this on-demand to hear from expert speakers and key stakeholders with a diverse range of perspectives, as they contributed to and shape the national narrative towards recovery.