Friday, 9 January 2009

Keep On Moving.

One story that might have slipped the attention of Mr Smith's readers, but which Mr SMith finds quite worrying. The fact that Scotland's population is up 3% is welcome, but the fact that one in ten of Scotland's population is "new" on top of 385,000 Scots leaving raises worrying questions about the transient nature of the Scottish population, especially when all of this happened in just one decade.

"PEOPLE moving to Scotland from other parts of the UK have boosted the population by more than 150,000 over a decade, new figures revealed. The Bank of Scotland report showed that 542,524 people moved to Scotland from other regions between 1998 and 2007, while only 384,767 left. This increased the country's population by 157,757, a rise of 3%."

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