Rural Scotland Key Facts
Description: Provides a summary of statistics for Scotland broken down into remote rural, accessible rural and the rest of Scotland.
Frequency of Publication: Biennial
Change in frequency of publication: Please note that the Rural Scotland Key Facts will now be published on a biennial basis. The decision to reduce the frequency was due to characteristics between urban and rural areas not changing markedly between publications.
There were no publications in 2013 and 2014. The publication was delayed from 2014 until 2015 so that it could be based on the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2013-2014, which was published in November 2014.
The 2017 publication was delayed until 2018 due to issues with data that feed into the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification. This resulted in a delay in the release of the new version of the Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification. The Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2016 was published in March 2018.
Consultation: The Scottish Government carried out a consultation on the Rural Scotland Key Facts publication during the first half of 2018. A summary of the consultation findings can be accessed here.
If you would like to make any further comments on the publication please contact: RuralStatistics@gov.scot
A revisions policy for this publication is published on the Scottish Government website
Additional data on other rural statistics please are available here.