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This section presents information on poverty in rural locations in Scotland.
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Analysis on the risk of poverty by urban/rural residence and many other characteristics is available here:
Supplementary poverty tables (published March 2019)
The Poverty and Scotal Exclusion in Urban and Rural Scotland report presents an initial analysis of poverty and social exclusion in rural and urban areas of Scotland. It highlights similarities and differences, looking at broad rural/urban differences and at differences within the rural category between remote and accessible areas. It looks at poverty or material disadvantage but also presents a broader analysis across the range of social exclusion domains.
The Minimum Income Standard for Remote Rural Scotland report calculates how much it costs for people to live at a minimum acceptable standard in remote rural Scotland. It builds on research elsewhere in the UK on the Minimum Income Standard (MIS), which is based on the minimum budgets required by various types of household.
The report is available here: Minimum Income Standard for Remote Rural Scotland
The report, Cost of Living Data Sources, discusses the data sources which can be used to examine the cost of living in urban and rural areas.
EKOS Ltd was commissioned by the Scottish Government to carry out qualitative research to examine whether and how the experience of poverty is distinctive in rural Scotland. The work was undertaken to inform the development of Achieving Our Potential - A Framework for Tackling Poverty and Income Equality in Scotland (The Scottish Government, 2008). The report is available here:
The Experience of Rural Poverty in Scotland
SRUC Rural Scotland in focus
Page updated: Friday, March 22, 2019