Statistics and research

Information on the analytical work of the Scottish government.


Official statistics in Scotland provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of the economy and society. 


Social research aims to provide high quality research-based evidence and advice for Ministers and officials to inform  policy development and implementation.

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Statistics and research publications

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Academic engagement

Find out more about how academics can work with the Scottish Government

People and groups

Ally McAlpine>
Chief Statistician

Statistician group


Dr Audrey MacDougall
Chief Social Researcher

Social research group

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