Frequently Asked Questions - Will an independent Scotland honour existing international treaties, agreements and conventions around culture and heritage?
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Yes. The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that, as an independent nation, Scotland will continue to meet all legal obligations that flow from its membership of international organisations and that it will continue with treaty rights and obligations. Where the UK has not signed or ratified international treaties, there will be opportunities to explore whether an independent Scotland would ratify these. The current Scottish Government is in favour, for example, of ratifying the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, as Scotland’s songs, dance and stories are as important as our castles, palaces and monuments.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.