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Question reference: S6W-22722

  • Date lodged: 2 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 3 November 2023


To ask the Scottish Government when the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series will be published.


The Scottish Government continues to deliver on its commitment to build the case for an independent Scotland within the EU, through the development of a prospectus to give people the information they need to make an informed choice about their future, and I’m pleased to confirm that today we are publishing Migration to Scotland after independence.

This is the sixth paper in the Building a New Scotland series. It sets out proposals for how an independent Scotland with control of its migration policy could devise a humane, dignified and principled migration system to help grow our population. Through population growth, we can strengthen and grow our economy, address skills shortages within key sectors, deliver positive outcomes for our communities and public services, and enrich Scotland culturally.

I can also confirm that we intend to bring the matters raised in this publication forward for a debate in the Chamber in the coming weeks.

The Scottish Government is continuing to prepare further papers in the Building a New Scotland series and these will be published shortly.

Building a New Scotland: Migration to Scotland after independence is available to view on the Scottish Government website from today at