Reading Time: 7 minutes Over the last 20 years, there have been some significant changes in the composition of Scotland’s population. This blog explores some of the main changes over the last 20 years and looks at the projections for the next 20 years.
Month: July 2019
A tourism target too far?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The national tourism strategy is nearing its end in 2020, making now an apt time to look at the fortunes of the sector. This blog looks at current trends and government spend in the tourism sector.
Financial risks to Scotland’s EU structural funds
Reading Time: 4 minutes What might underspends, performace reviews and interruptions to EU payments mean for Scotland’s structural fund programmes?
Income tax: correcting for earlier optimism
Reading Time: 4 minutes This post gives an overview of the recent publication of Scottish income tax figures.
Does your face fit?
Reading Time: 4 minutes This post looks at the need to balance the use of biometrics in tackling crime whilst also protecting the privacy and human rights of individuals.
What do the latest HMRC Regional Trade Statistics tell us about exports of Scottish goods? (Q1 2019)
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at the latest Regional Trade Statistics from HMRC.
The end of intentionality and local connection requirements for homeless people in Scotland
Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the barriers to accessing homelessness services – priority need – was abolished in 2012. However, if a person is homeless, the local authority
Assessing the conservation status of Scotland’s salmon rivers
Reading Time: 4 minutes The wild Atlantic salmon is an iconic Scottish species, however, their numbers are in decline. The total salmon rod catch in Scottish rivers reached its
Plenty of fish in the sea? Pressures facing Scotland’s wild Atlantic salmon
Reading Time: 4 minutes The iconic wild Atlantic salmon is in decline across Scotland. Their unique lifestyle – spawning in rivers and migrating thousands of miles downstream, across the
Searching for causes in the ‘blue water’ schools
Reading Time: 5 minutes Exploring the cause of health concerns in the ‘blue water’ schools