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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10163: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the Rural Scotland Key Facts publication.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 19 July 2017

The next edition of the Rural Scotland Key Facts is due to be published in July 2018. Rural Scotland Key Facts follows the publication of the updated Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification. The Scottish Government Urban Rural classification is based on NRS Settlements and Localities data which is due to be published in December 2017. Following this, the 2016-17 Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification will be due in February 2018.

When the exact publication date for Rural Scotland Key Facts is confirmed it will be added to the Forthcoming Publications section of the Scottish Government website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ForthcomingPubs