Publications and Outputs
Access to outdoor recreation by older people in Scotland (2016) This report details research on access to outdoor recreation for older people, covering age and disability
Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland (2015) This research identifies and maps the neighbourhoods in Scotland that are most disadvantaged by flooding. It looks at the likelihood of an area being flooded and the socio-demographic characteristics of people who live there. The research found that whilst there are no simple equality patterns in those at risk of flooding, older people and disabled people were less able to cope during and after flooding events.
Rural Scotland Key Facts 2015 (2015) This booklet summarises key facts relating to the economy, transport, education, health and housing, comparing and contrasting remote and accessible remote areas with the rest of Scotland. Includes analysis by age, gender and deprivation.
Factors inluencing rural migration decisions in Scotland (2010) This study coordinates evidence of the factors influencing rural migration decisions in Scotland, and ascertains the implications for policy. It focuses on age/life-stage related factors.
The Experience of Rural Poverty in Scotland (2009) Qualitative research with single pensioners, single parents, disabled people, people with mental ill health, and migrant workers to examine whether and how the experience of poverty is distinctive in rural Scotland.
Drivers of youth out-migration from rural Scotland (2008) A review of the research literature to explore the key drivers of youth out-migration from rural Scotland. Considers age and gender
Growing up in rural Scotland (2008) This report uses data from the Growing up in Scotland ( GUS) study to explore what is distinctive about growing up in rural, remote and small-town Scotland in comparison with urban Scotland. Findings are based on the first sweep of GUS, which involved interviews with the main carers of 5,217 children aged 0-1 years old and 2,859 children aged 2-3 years old, carried out between April 2005 and March 2006.
Housing issues for older people in rural areas (2008) This think piece offers expert reflections on policy actions inferred from the evidence base on older people's housing and support needs in rural Scotland.
All Our Futures: Planning for a Scotland with an Ageing Population: 3 The Evidence Base (2007) Draws on a variety of quantitative and qualitative research and statistical data to bring together some of the key evidence on older people.