Podcast: The 2021 Scottish Parliament elections in review

8th June 2021

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott take stock of where we stand now that the dust has settled on the results of last month’s Holyrood elections. They take a look at whether the final results matched up what the polls told us to expect beforehand, analyse what the performance of both the Nationalist […]


Podcast: The final polls (before the one that counts)

5th May 2021

With less than 24 hours to go until the Scottish Parliament election, Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, Alex Scholes, and Claire Elliott take a look at the final polls of the campaign. They discuss the prospects of an overall SNP majority at Holyrood, look at where the two major Unionist parties stand ahead of the […]


Podcast: The Scottish Parliament election campaign so far

20th April 2021

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott take a look at the polling data that has emerged during the first few weeks of the Scottish Parliament election campaign, examining where the major parties stand ahead of May 6th and looking at the potential impact of Alex Salmond’s Alba party on the SNP’s chances of […]


Podcast: Alba, Alex Salmond, and the 2021 Holyrood election

30th March 2021

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott review a hectic few weeks in Scottish politics, take a look at where the parties stand going into the 2021 Scottish Parliament election campaign, and discuss the potential impact of Alex Salmond’s new pro-independence Alba party upon the makeup of Holyrood in May.


Podcast: Englishness

12th March 2021

Sir John Curtice and Ian Montagu are joined by Professors Ailsa Henderson and Richard Wyn Jones, authors of ‘Englishness: The Political Force Transforming Britain’, who take us through their research on the nature and character of Englishness, its relationship with other UK national identities, and its role in shaping recent political events that have transformed […]


Podcast: The SNP and shifting political strategies

2nd February 2021

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Alex Scholes look at what the polls can tell us about where the parties stand ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections in May, discuss Richard Leonard’s departure as leader of the Scottish Labour party, and examine the strategic decisions facing the SNP over the coming months in the […]


Podcast: Is Brexit fuelling support for independence?

6th November 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott explore data from the latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey, and take a look at what it can tell us about the links between attitudes towards Brexit and views on Scottish independence. They also discuss the latest independence polling, and examine the potential drivers behind another increase in […]


Podcast: The Scottish Conservatives and the makeup of Holyrood in 2021

26th August 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Alex Scholes look at whether three polls that have emerged over the past fortnight confirm the picture of a further rise in support for independence that has been seen over the last few months. They also discuss what we know about the likely composition of Holyrood following the 2021 […]


Podcast: Independence polling during COVID-19

17th July 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Alex Scholes look at three recent polls of indyref2 vote intention that seem to point to a further increase in support for Scottish independence, discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on constitutional preference both north and south of the border, and ask whether there is any substance behind […]


Podcast: Has support for independence hit 50%?

20th February 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Alex Scholes look at a series of three recent polls of indyref2 vote intention and ask whether support for Scottish independence has passed the 50% mark, whether any shift in public opinion is likely to last, and what this might mean for the next few months of constitutional politics […]


Podcast: Does Scotland want Indyref2 this year?

23rd January 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Alex Scholes discuss public attitudes towards whether a second independence referendum should be held in Scotland during the next year, what conditions would need to be in place to hold indyref2, and what the polls are telling us about the current balance of opinion on Scottish independence.