Internal migration in Scotland and the UK: trends and policy lessons

This report by the independent Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population analyses internal migration within Scotland, and between Scotland and the rest of the UK (rUK), assessing its geographic distribution, dynamics and impacts.

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


The Group would like to thank Nicholas Campisi (University of St Andrews) for his help in preparing this report.

Nicholas helped with the analysis of migration flow statistics and also prepared maps for Scotland.



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