Migration Policy Scotland

A home for informed responses to migration, its opportunities and challenges

Migration shapes the society that we live in, the economy we rely on, and the cultures we share.

At Migration Policy Scotland:

  • We focus on migration issues that are particularly important in Scotland.
  • We prioritise clarity over controversy, bringing people together to find better ways forward.
  • We foster insight and dialogue on migration to improve all our futures though better migration outcomes.
  • We believe well-managed migration enables migrants to flourish and enriches communities experiencing migration.
“MPS approach to integrating lived experience brought invaluable insights to our work.”

Colin Carroll, Scottish Government

“Our peer research had a direct impact on the tender and service design of the new Scotland’s Migration Service.”

Shaina Gabi, MPS LEx Panel Representative

“The MPS Attitudes to immigration in Scotland Survey is transforming the evidence base.”

Prof. Bobby Duffy, KCL

“High quality report – supports our wider work in the context of addressing depopulation across a range of actors within Scotland.”

Mike Andrews, Scottish Government

The second Migration Policy Scotland Attitudes Survey updates understanding of what the Scottish public thinks about immigration, developing an evidence base that helps policymakers and others make better informed choices in a complex and changing context. Key findings: The report can be downloaded using the link on the right. You can access the data tables here. […]

Our second 3-year programme outlines our vision, approach and priorities for 2023-26. Migration Policy Scotland is a home for informed responses to migration and the opportunities and challenges it brings. We draw on different perspectives to ensure that our work is grounded in learning, lived experience and the realities of migration in Scotland.