Citation Boyle K (2014) Scotland in Transition: the Scottish Government's Proposed Interim Constitution and the Scottish Independence Bill. [Blog Post] 21.06.2014. https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2014/06/21/katie-boyle-scotland-in-transition-the-scottish-governments-proposed-interim-constitution-and-the-scottish-independence-bill/
Abstract First paragraph: On Monday 16 June 2014 the Scottish Government launched the Scottish Independence Bill: A Consultation on an Interim Constitution for Scotland at the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. The publication is first and foremost a consultation paper that proposes establishing an interim constitution under section 4 of the proposed Bill should a majority vote in favour of Scottish independence in the referendum on 18 September 2014. The proposed interim constitution would bridge the constitutional gap between the proposed date of Scottish independence (24 March 2016) and the adoption of a permanent written constitution. To place this within the wider proposed transitional framework, the Bill would require a number of transitional mechanisms to be established before it could be legally passed by the Scottish Parliament after the referendum and before independence day.