Consulting on Scottish StatisticsScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official Statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues.

Periodic consultations are conducted on the statistics collected by the Scottish Government. Further information can be found in the Statistics Topic areas. If you have any comments, queries or questions connected with Scottish Official Statistics please email the ScotStat Mailbox.

You can now follow us on Twitter: @ScotStat

The ScotStat Register

The register allows users and providers of Scottish Statistics to contact each other and consult on specific topics of interest. Registered users can consult on new collections, seek views on changes to existing collections and receive notification of new or forthcoming publications. Click here to access the register.

Privacy Notice (ScotStat Network):

Please be aware that the Scottish Government may provide contact information for ScotStat Network members to the UK Statistics Authority to enable them to deliver their functions in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. As part of the assessment process The Authority needs to be able to contact users of statistics to discuss if their needs are being met.


We have launched a beta version of a new Scottish Statistics Website, which will ultimately replace Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics.

The aim of our beta testing is to make sure that everything works and to gather your thoughts on the functionality and usability of the site. We’ve been developing this site for a little while and we’ve got used to how it works. We need some new users to give us a fresh perspective, and that’s where you come in.

Telephone: Gregor Boyd on 0131 244 0566


ScotStat Events

SIMD Roadshow - Autumn 2015

The SIMD team will be running an SIMD16 Roadshow in September and October across Scotland. The focus of the roadshow is to support people in how to use SIMD, and discuss the new SIMD which will be produced in 2016.

Information about the events and registration: SIMD website

Small Area Statistics Event - Wednesday 20 February 2013

The purpose of this event was to promote small area statistics, including the recently published Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 and the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics Improvement Project, and to promote some new developments in modelling small area income and poverty estimates. Presentation slides from the event can be accessed on the event homepage.

ScotStat Data Linkage Conference - Monday 26 March 2012

Data linkage is the joining of two or more administrative or survey datasets to greatly increase the power of analysis then possible with the data. This ScotStat conference is concerned exclusively with data linkage for research and statistical purposes and will cover a variety of topics including statistical methods for data linkage, individual referencing systems, logistics and privacy impact assessments. Registration has now closed and the conference is full.

Previous Annual Statistics Stakeholder Conferences