Social capital in Scotland: report

Report examining social connections within Scottish communities and what can be done to make these communities stronger and more inclusive.

1. Introduction

In this report, ‘social capital’ refers to the social connections that contribute to quality of life, health, safety and wellbeing in the neighbourhoods where people live. These social connections are a source of support through people’s lives, for instance, in education, workplaces, retirement and leisure

Using a range of data and stories from people and places, this report examines neighbourhood and social relationships in more detail. This provides a deeper insight into the nature of communities in Scotland, and what can be done to make them stronger and more inclusive.



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