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Scotland’s Population Needs & Migration Policy

Scotland’s Population Needs & Migration Policy

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ISBN: 9781788516075

Discussion paper on evidence, policy and powers for the Scottish Parliament.

Executive Summary

Scotland is a progressive outward looking nation. We recognise that migration strengthens our society and our nation benefits from the skills, the experience and the expertise of those individuals who have chosen to live, work and study in Scotland.

Future migration systems should ensure that Scotland can welcome people within Europe and from elsewhere who want to study, live, work and raise their families here. This paper is intended to contribute to an open and positive discussion on how future migration to Scotland should be managed in a way that achieves that.