It is twelve years since the establishment of the new administration in Scotland. Over that time, Scotland has started to do things very differently from the UK. Many in Whitehall and Westminster have been oblivious to those changes. That is why the Institute for Government was keen to rectify the balance and asked Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary in the Scottish Government, to capture his thoughts in Northern Exposure: Lessons from the first twelve years of devolved government in Scotland.