A Fairer Scotland for Older People: framework for action

This framework has been developed to challenge the inequalities older people face as they age and to celebrate older people in Scotland.


a, Mainly rural local authorities are: East Ayrshire, Aberdeenshire, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, South Ayrshire, Moray, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Highland, Dumfries and Galloway, and Scottish Borders.

b, Islands and remote rural local authorities are: Argyll and Bute, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and Na h-Eileanan Siar.

c, Pensioner poverty rates have remained relatively stable since 2008–2009, with 13% of pensioners in relative poverty in 2015–2016.

d, The 790,000 figure includes carers of all ages, including under-16s.


Email: karen.mechan@gov.scot

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