Migration in Scotland
Scotland differs from the rest of the UK in terms of the scale, determinants and impacts of migration, and migration and migration policy are sure to arise in debates about Scottish independence.
In the lead up to the Scottish referendum on independence, the Migration Observatory is providing analysis and data on migration and migrants in Scotland in order to inform the debate. We are providing a suite of outputs, including briefings analysing differences between migration in the UK and Scotland, policy primers discussing issues related to policy debates about migration in Scotland and commentaries on migration issues and news. The Migration Observatory has also conducted a new survey on public opinion toward migration in Scotland.