A report examined Scottish public opinion about immigration to Scotland. Drawing on data from a commissioned survey of households in England, Scotland, and Wales, it said that overall attitudes to immigration in Scotland were less negative than in the rest of Britain, that public opinion differentiated between types of immigrants, and that the results showed a complex relationship between immigration attitudes and constitutional issues.
Source: Immigration and Independence: Public opinion on immigration in Scotland in the context of the referendum debate, Migration Observatory (University of Oxford)
An article examined mortality inequality within Great Britain, comparing England and Wales with Scotland for the period 1925-2005. Inequalities in mortality had became more apparent over time, and affected young Scottish men most severely after 1995. It said that something dramatic appeared to have happened to the Scottish population in the early 1970s that had accelerated these differentials.
Source: Malcolm Campbell, Dimitris Ballas, Daniel Dorling, and Richard Mitchell, 'Mortality inequalities: Scotland versus England and Wales', Health and Place, Volume 20