Demography of Scotland and the implications for devolution Contents


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

Work by other Committees

This Inquiry

2 Addressing Scotland’s demographic challenges


Problems and challenges posed by Scotland’s demographic characteristics

Population growth

Population overview

Comparison with the rest of the UK



3 Scotland’s ageing population

Population health

Healthy life expectancy

Addressing Scotland’s ageing population and population health

4 Demographics and the economy

Funding settlement—the block grant and the Barnett Formula

Business in Scotland

Business and retaining talent

Impact of Brexit on Scottish Business

5 Rural Scotland

Highlands and Islands

Addressing rural Scotland’s population challenges

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

28 November 2016