University of St Andrews

How pro-immigration attitudes in Scotland should affect the decisions of policymakers

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Dr David McCollum, lecturer in the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development has recently had an article published in 'Britain in 2015' - the ESRC magazine on how scientific research influences life in Britain.

David reflects that migrants are seen as filling important skills and labour gaps in the Scottish economy according to an online survey of more than 700 Scottish employers. The research carried out by David and colleagues from the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the universities of St Andrews and Stirling, was supplemented by 80 in-depth interviews with Scottish businesses, recruitment agencies and other groups. The results highlight the importance that is attached to migration by employers in Scotland.

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