This report by Rebecca Kay is part of our wider project on Migration and Population with a focus on rural Scotland.
Rural depopulation is a significant contemporary challenge for countries across Europe and
the Global North, and Scotland is no exception. Migration has a crucial role to play in understanding historical processes and determinants of contemporary population trends. It is also a crucial aspect of
policy responses to rural population concerns. Policy makers, stakeholders and communities
working at local, regional, national and transnational levels have been looking for ways to meet
this challenge. Efforts to attract and retain newcomers, as well as to support and retain
existing populations, are central to a wide range of initiatives.
The report is available for download using the link on the right.