ScotStat Board for Official Statistics


The ScotStat Board for Official Statistics was established to provide recommendations, advice and critical challenge to the Chief Statistician on the production and dissemination of Scottish devolved statistics.

The Board is invited to make recommendations and promote innovation with respect to Scottish devolved statistics. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • ensuring that Official Statistics have maximum impact in shaping public policy
  • identifying data gaps in emerging policy areas
  • promoting best practice around data collection and dissemination
  • informing the work of the Scottish Government’s internal Statistical Community Groups


  • Professor Anahid Basiri (Co-chair)
  • Professor Sir John Curtice (Co-chair)
  • Camilla Barnett
  • Roeland Beerten
  • Professor Susan McVie
  • Ken Roy
  • João Sousa  
  • Lucien Staddon Foster
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