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Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
Study in Scotland and you will benefit from world-class teaching developed over centuries.
Live & Workin Scotland
Key information on the practical aspects of moving to Scotland and where to get advice. Plus read about the experiences of people who have moved to Scotland from all over the world.
Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
Population of Scotland
|Scottish Population||Around 5.2 million|
|Population of Scotland's main cities||
Glasgow - 592,820
(National Records of Scotland 2011)
11.3 births per 1,000 population
10.3 deaths per 1,000 population
|Net migration rate||4.1 migrant(s) per 1,000 population|
|Population growth rate||
0.54% (between 2009 and 2010)
(National Records of Scotland, April 2011)
|Life expectancy at birth||
female: 80.1 yrs
(For those born around 2008)
(National Records of Scotland, 2010)