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References[edit]

Population[edit]

Sorry I tried to update the population figure but I mucked it up. Here's the new figure and the reference. 5,295,000 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20754750

Footnotes[edit]

Updating the Economy figures[edit]

The economic data in this article is for 2012. I wondered why it had not been updated. So I followed the link to the Economy section of the Scottish Government website (External Links section of this article.) The most significant data on the Scottish Government web site (I ended up at the section called "Input Output Data" which I take to mean imports and exports) is available only until 2012. Although there is some other data for some more recent information, including for First Quarter of 2016, the relevant global economic data has not been updated by the Scottish Government.

Perhaps the article could include a note relating to the economy that 2012 is the last year for which the Scottish Government has published suitable data.

(I did follow the guidelines and do a search for other posts on the economy before writing this new section. Nothing relevant came up.)

Robert of Ramsor (talk) 20:58, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Up-to-date data regarding the performance of the Scottish economy (2014-15-16) can be obtained from multiple sources including UK government websites, Scottish Government websites, the IFS, the ITEM Club and the University of Strathclyde. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.199.236.86 (talk) 18:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

outrageously biased introduction[edit]

the introduction of this article is outrageous. it was clearly written by scottish separatists to push their separatist agenda. Some of the wording in the introduction is shocking, from sentences about the EU referendum ignoring the fact it was a UK wide vote, and to suggestions of statehood based on the monarchys use of flags and titles.

This article is utterly pathetic in its current form and pushing an SNP political agenda. It is not worthy of a good article status. How do i complain about this article to request the good status be reviewed because this article has certainly been vandalised by people with an agenda. Bakkana (talk) 15:01, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

1. Please WP:AGF. 2. I have removed that content from the lead, but not for the reason you give. At this point, the possibility of a second independence referendum is still theoretical (if not "highly likely") rather than real (i.e. legislated for). The UK voting to leave (and Scotland voting to remain) the EU is a significant constitutional change though, so it deserves mentioning in the relevant section. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 15:57, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

PM in infobox[edit]

The inclusion of this is ref redundant we do not list the PM in all other infoboxs relating to the UK, the UK gov is covered by the Sec of State Barryob (Contribs) (Talk) 13:19, 31 July 2016 (UTC)