The David Hume Institute is an independent, non-partisan, evidence-based policy institute that has been operating at the heart of Scottish policy debate for over 30 years.
2019 Summer Reading List for the First Minister
Each year, the David Hume Institute publishes a Summer Reading List for the Scottish First Minister. It is intended as a fresh way to stimulate debate about the state of the nation and brings together some of the best writing from Scotland and beyond. While the Institute does not endorse every view expressed in the books, they have been chosen because they are good reads, based on sound evidence. It is the office of First Minister that we have in mind rather than any particular incumbent and we hope that the First Minister, or indeed any Scot, would find them stimulating.
The publication explains the reasons behind the list and why we chose the specific books on this year’s list. We hope they provide some enjoyable, thought-provoking reading for your summer.