Red Paper on Scotland 2014, for a fairer economy based on cooperative enterprises , takes inspiration from the Mondragon Coops in the Basque country, Spain and the cooperative complex in Emilia Romagna, both areas have survived the great recession with resilience. Congratulations to the GMB union for supporting this initiative! See link here.
Also of interest regarding building economic democracy in Scotland see The Common Weal associated with the Jimmy Reid Foundation. Link here.