An introductory guide to constitutional law in Scotland. The text introduces the reader to the concept of a constitution. The nature of the British constitution is explained with discussion of the doctrines of the constitution and the sources of UK constitutional law. The book covers the work and functions of the UK parliament and the operation of the Scottish Parliament. The relationship between the Scottish Parliament and local government, and Europe are discussed. The effect of the Human Rights Act 1998 is investigated for both Parliaments, taking account of the recent changes in human rights law in the UK.