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McCollum et al. (2014) Public attitudes towards migration in Scotland: Exceptionality and possible policy implications McCollum et al. (2014) challenge the common perception that Scots are more welcoming to migrants than their UK counterparts: a view often upheld by Scottish politicians against the political backdrop of the Scottish and UK Governments’ divergence on immigration policy. Although the authors do find evidence of favourable attitudes towards migration among the Scottish public (these attitudes are perhaps explained by historic immigration and emigration to and from Scotland) they also highlight emerging attitudes of opposition to migration. As the authors point out, such findings clearly have implications for policy debates on future immigration and constitutional change in Scotland. For further studies on attitudes to discrimination in Scotland see Bromley et al. (2007) and Lewis (2006) who examines Scottish attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees. Also see Scottish Government (2013b) which provides a review of equality and ethnicity issues and includes discussion of attitudes to racial discrimination. Tindal et al. (2014b) discuss immigration policy and constitutional change from the perspective of Scottish employers and industry. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, UK Academic journal
Tindal et al. (2014a) The changing significance of EU and international students’ participation in Scottish higher education This working paper authored by Tindal et al (2014a) explores the importance to Scottish higher education of students coming from other countries to study at Scottish institutions. The paper draws attention to the important economic position the Higher education sector holds within the Scottish economy (being proportionately higher than elsewhere within the UK) and contends that unless higher education participation increases then Scottish domiciled student numbers will fall – therefore demographic differences within student populations are of central importance. Students arriving from beyond the European Union, as well as within the European Union and the rest of the UK have been the main reason for increased student numbers within Scottish Higher education institutions over a sustained period. For that reason, Tindal et al (2014a) argue that it is vital that such students continue to enter Scottish institutions in increasing numbers to sustain the overall size of the student population in Scotland for the years ahead. Read More Visit site Free Student, TCN, EU Scotland Independent research