This is a layman's guide to all aspects of Scottish society and there is no other book quite like it. The aim of this book is to share an understanding of the information and data that should underpin the political debate in Scotland. If you just want some facts and figures then you'll find them within, but the intention is not just to list statistics about Scotland; it is to highlight sources, dismantle barriers of jargon and place information in a context where you can relate them to your morals and politics. In short, to assist anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of our society.
Andrew Conway started his career as an astrophysics lecturer and researcher and has a degree and PhD in astrophysics from Glasgow University which awarded him its Faraday medal. He also has an award for work on NASA's RHESSI mission and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. On leaving academia he spent time as an entrepreneur, founding two companies. As Chief Scientific Officer he touched on the world of politics, being responsible for the data engine behind the UK government's ActOnCO2 campaign. At the Open University he honed his skills in explaining difficult concepts to people from all backgrounds. This experience led him to his current work on bringing clarity to essential information about our society.