Statistics

  • Poor weather impacted Scottish Agriculture

    9th October 2018 by

    Poor weather affected the output of Scottish agriculture over the past year. Sheep and cattle numbers fell and there were reductions in the areas of cereals and potatoes. However, the area of soft fruit, which is less dependent on weather conditions, has seen an increase. The snow storm in the spring affected sheep numbers, which...

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  • Rural Scotland rated very good place to live

    8th October 2018 by

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published the Rural Scotland Key Facts 2018. The publication brings together previously published statistics on a range of key policy areas, providing comparisons between remote rural areas, accessible rural areas and the rest of Scotland. The statistics provide a valuable evidence base on issues affecting rural Scotland. The publication is grouped...

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  • 2018 Scottish Cereal Harvest

    4th October 2018 by

    Both the area of cereals grown and the yield in Scotland are likely to fall, leading to a decline in production for 2018. This is, in large, due to the poor weather conditions experienced in early 2018. Around 420,000 hectares of cereals are estimated to have been grown this year, three per cent lower than...

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  • Slow-down in lending to Scottish agriculture

    18th September 2018 by

    There was a slow-down in the total lending from banks to Scottish agriculture over the past year. Outstanding debts to Scottish farms rose by one per cent (£22 million) in the year to 31 May 2018. Total outstanding lending to the agricultural sector amounted to £2.34 billion. Accounting for inflation, this was a decrease of...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update September 2018

    5th September 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 240 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division. New datasets:  We now have the ability to publish...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update August 2018

    8th August 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 235 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division. New datasets: NRS have added datasets with 25 year...

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  • Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update July 2018

    3rd July 2018 by

    Statistics.gov.scot – open data monthly update Statistics.gov.scot is the open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. You can explore, visualise and download 230 datasets. It provides data from a variety of organisations, such as the Scotish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS Information Services Division. New datasets in June 2018: Mid-year population estimates for...

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  • Agriculture Facts and Figures 2018

    14th June 2018 by

    Do you know how many sheep there are in Scotland? Or how much milk is produced? Or the size of the food & drink industry? These and many other key agricultural statistics can be found in the handy pocket-sized Facts and Figures card for the Agriculture Sector published by the Scottish Government on Thursday 14th June...

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  • Scottish Government Workforce Information

    12th June 2018 by

    The latest update to the Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics has been published. This publication contains information on the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff over the past five years. At the end of March 2018, there were 5,648 FTE directly employed staff, an increase from last year’s figure of...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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