Memoirs of Gavin McCrone and papers connected with his role as a Senior, later Chief Economic Adviser in the Scottish Office, 1971-1980, and his management of two Scottish Office departments: the Industry Department for Scotland, 1980-1987, and the Scottish Development Department, 1987-1992. These are mostly comprised of reports and private background briefing papers for ministers, with some unpublished speech materials. After retiring from the civil service in 1992, McCrone held professorships at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, where he continued his earlier research into Scotland's regional policies in European perspective and European economic and monetary union. From 1992 he also became a regular columnist for the 'Scotsman', among other newspapers, and published 'Scottish Independence: Weighing Up the Economics' (Birlinn, 2013) ahead of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. The papers also contain unpublished, pre-print versions of Professor McCrone's newspaper articles and drafts of academic and professional conference papers, on topics relating to regional development, European integration, Scottish devolution, and political economy in the UK, 1966-2014.