About Me

I am Adam Tomkins, John Millar Professor of Public Law at the University of Glasgow. I have taught constitutional law at Glasgow since 2003 (before then I taught in Oxford and before then in London).

In May 2016 I was elected a Conservative MSP for Glasgow. 

From 2009-15 I was legal adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee. From 2015-16 I was constitutional adviser to the Scotland Office, HM Government.

I campaigned for a No vote in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. I was one of the Scottish Conservatives on the Smith Commission, an all-party commission which agreed a package of enhanced devolution for Scotland in 2014.

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Adam, I really enjoyed reading your article on the pound. On a completely separate note, where is the photo taken from atop your blog? Could it be somewhere in the outer Hebrides?

    Adam (Edinburgh)

  2. I was leaning towards nationalism until I read your posts, while I hanker for more devolution, I think that you calmly, and diligently set out the legal arguments and facts around the realities of becoming an independent scotland. I just wish the main stream press could present information in this way. Thank you for taking the time to make these posts.

  3. I may disagree with you on your comments on Labour’s Devolution Commission but I really enjoyed reading the rest of your blog. Thank you.

  4. Somehow this type of deabte needs to be at the forefront of this vote rather than the ill informed (on both sides) newspaper forum slanging matches. There is now so much misinformation that has been pumped out by sites such as Business for Scotland for the yes vote, that it must be very hard for people looking for some real information to make a rational decision either way. I have to say that the piece on here’ West Coast Oil – A view from the bunker’ is not helpful in the tone it takes towards indy voters. We need far less attitude and far more fact.

  5. This is a wonderful site – calm, factual and rational – and not afraid to point out, on occasion, that we have been, and continue to be a united nation with very good reasons, beyond penny-pinching, to stay together.

  6. Pingback: #Indyref Anguish: Writing About Independence. | Tychy

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