Thousands moved to Scotland in the past decade

A total of 25,000 people moved to Scotland in the last ten years, according to new figures from Halifax.

In news that may be of interest to those looking to buy or sell a house in Scotland, a study by the financial services provider suggests that the population of Scotland has increased by two per cent due to internal migration.

Other figures from Halifax indicate that during the ten-year period from 1997 to 2007, average Scottish house prices have increased by 138 per cent.

Commenting on the study, chief economist at the firm Martin Ellis states: "Figures at a local authority level highlight the transient nature of the population in many of the UK’s major cities.

"Birmingham, for example, recorded both the highest level of immigration and emigration in England and Wales."

In other news that may interest those looking to sell or buy a house in Scotland, recent data from Nationwide suggests that house price inflation in Scotland has continued to outperform the UK for the 17th consecutive quarter.