West Lothian Population Growth is a Huge Achievement
In a debate at the Scottish Parliament last week (Wednesday 4th December) Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop emphasised how the growth in a working age population will benefit West Lothian as young people continue to build their lives and careers within the towns they grew up in.
“The 2011 Census revealed that Scotland’s population is now at its highest ever level and 19% of the population in West Lothian are under 15. This is the highest number of under 15s in any local authority area in Scotland and it puts West Lothian in a great position for the future.
“As a key driver of sustainable economic growth, achieving population growth – particularly among those of working age – is arguably one of the most significant tasks we face and so this large growth is a major achievement for West Lothian.”