Summary – the Climate Change Plan is the product of a very large amount of work and contains many welcome measures, as well as painting an attractive vision of a future Scotland as a low-carbon country.  However, delays caused by the use of the TIMES model and political trade-offs have led to a Plan which sometimes lacks detail, has had limited external input and is overly reliant on technological changes rather than more fundamental change.  The monitoring framework is still being developed but there is insufficient information to interrogate Scotland's financial budget.