How Were Members Selected?

Assembly members were recruited for Scotland's Climate Assembly using a two step civic lottery process known as sortition. This was conducted by the Sortition Foundation.

Invitations were sent to 20,000 randomly selected households across Scotland. 20% of the invitations were sent to randomly selected houses in the lowest socio-economic areas of Scotland, who are statistically less likely to respond to invitations.

From the 878 registrations that were received, 105 people were selected to become Assembly members. They were selected to be representative of the Scottish population in terms of: 

  • age
  • gender
  • household income
  • ethnicity
  • geography
  • rurality
  • disability
  • attitude towards climate change

See How are members selected? for further information on the member selection process.