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47,000 MIGRATE TO SCOTLAND IN 1994

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Further evidence of the attraction of Scotland has come with the publication of a figure for migration to Scotland ...
Further evidence of the attraction of Scotland has come with the publication of a figure for migration to Scotland in 1994.

The figures, published yesterday, show 47,000 people migrated to Scotland in 1994 continuing the trend of more people moving to Scotland than leaving Lord James Douglas-Hamilton MP said today.

Since 1988 there has been a net gain of 7,000 a year in Scotland's population.

Lord James said:

'The sustained trend of net gain in Scotland's population in recent years is continuing and since 1988 there has been an average increase in the population of 7,000 a year. Last year the migration to Scotland from elsewhere in the UK was 47,000.

'People are coming in increasing numbers to Scotland in recognition of the standard of living and quality of life the country offers. They are recognising Scotland as a centre of enterprise and investment, with a renowned education system and a country prospering as part of the Union. Many I am sure are Scots returning home to take up the new opportunities that are being offered throughout the country as a result of Scotland's inward investment successes.'

The statistics have been compiled from statistics from the Office of Population, Census and Surveys, the Registrar General for Scotland and the National Health Service Central Register.

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