Scotland is a great country to call home. But we can make it an even better place. Achieving this will require a strong competitive economy and a fairer, more equal society. The two go hand in hand.

Right now people across Scotland are working to that end. Working together we can do even more to secure better opportunities for all of us and for future generations.

To get there, more of us need to join the conversation that is already happening about the kind of Scotland we want to see in the future. We want you to share your ideas as well as the future is a shared one.

This blog is our online space for this conversation. We will be posting updates from the conversations that are happening all across Scotland, blog posts from different organisations and projects, and hosting conversations on the topics that matter to you. We would like you to share your experiences, ideas and views, to tell us about what you experience in your life, and get involved with the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

By the end of 2015 we want to have created opportunities for the widest possible range of voices to be heard. This will include a series of events in the autumn that brings people from across the country to discuss what practical steps we need to take to create a fairer Scotland.

The views and ideas we have heard will contribute to the development of a Social Justice Action Plan – to be published in early 2016.

So go on, it’s our Scotland, it’s time to have your say on our future.