Fraser of Allander part of new project to support think tank community in Scotland

The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Scottish Policy Foundation - an alignment that will support a major new investment in the FAI.

The Scottish Policy Foundation is a new grant-giving foundation in Scotland with the objective of addressing the current lack of funding for policy research.

The Foundation was launched in Edinburgh on St Andrew's Day with the first meeting of the Advisory Council. Membership of the Council includes Douglas Alexander, Dame Elish Angiolini, Lord Andrew Dunlop, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Lord John Kerr and Angus Robertson.

The Fraser of Allander's role will be to provide economics research and technical modelling expertise to think-tanks who wish to examine a particular policy proposal.

Speaking after the first meeting, Professor Graeme Roy said, "I am delighted that the Fraser of Allander is aligning with the Scottish Policy Foundation to allow think tanks and other research organisations to have much greater access to our independent economic modelling and expertise on the Scottish economy. This partnership will also enable us to develop and extend our modelling capacity which will bring new insights into the key opportunities and challenges facing the Scottish economy in the years ahead."

For more information on the Scottish Policy Foundation see