Immigration policy and demographic change in Scotland: learning from Australia, Canada and continental Europe

Report by the independent, Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population situates Scotland's demographic circumstance in a wider context and looks at various international examples of immigration systems that have been designed to offset demographic challenges and other related shortages.


The Group would like to thank Dr Judith Sijstermans and Nicholas Campisi for their help in preparing this report.

Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population


Professor Christina Boswell
University of Edinburgh


Professor David Bell
University of Stirling

Doctor Andrew Copus
James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Professor Rebecca Kay
University of Glasgow

Professor Hill Kulu
University of St Andrews



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