University of St Andrews

SGSD lecturer to host event on Internal Migration in Scotland

Friday 15 September 2017

This event will focus on internal migration in Scotland and is hosted by National Records of Scotland.

‌Event focusing on internal migration in Scotland

Wednesday 4th October, 2:30-4:30pm, hosted by National Records of Scotland, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh

This event will focus on the findings of a recent project led by Dr David McCollum and colleagues at the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh which focused on recent internal migration trends in Scotland. The study drew on data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study, administrative health data and the British Household Panel Survey/UK Household Longitudinal Study to address the following themes;

  1. Technical approaches to assessing internal migration: the potential offered by administrative health data linked into census-based longitudinal studies
  2. The social-spatial mobility nexus: how individual and place based characteristics, along with migration and the recent great recession, shape occupational mobility
  3. Is spatial mobility on the wane? Is Scotland, like many other countries, experiencing a decline in internal migration, and if so, who is becoming less mobile?
  4. Is there evidence of immigrants and ethnic minorities having distinct patterns of internal migration?

This event will cover the project findings in relation to these themes, and provide an opportunity to discuss their wider policy significance. Please see here for a summary of the project findings: SDAI Summary document (PDF, 1,634 KB)

Attendance at the event is free of charge and tea and coffee will be provided. If you plan to attend, or have any questions, then please contact me at:

Looking forward to seeing you there 

David McCollum, University of St Andrews 

Project findings summary document SDAI Summary document (PDF, 1,634 KB)