Why is the population of Scotland so small only 5 million?
Whereas London is over 8 million and England is about 55 million in total. They argue that it’s due to Scotland’s terrain being a challenge, which is nonsense unless it’s north of Edinburgh or Glasgow. The lowlands there’s heaps of empty flat land between Edinburgh and Glasgow and towards the border. Scotland could easily expand to ten million if they built more cities and towns in the lowlands and borders. Some of it is hilly but there’s hilly places in northern England still heavily occupied.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
The terrain, the weather and there are more job opportunities over the border I guess.
- ☺Lv 62 months ago
because most of them moved to Ireland in 1600s and then the USA or Australia
- FLv 62 months ago
The "lowlands" are actually quite hilly. Peebleshire in the Scottish Borders (and lowlands), has the highest average elevation of any county in Scotland.
The population is small due to job opportunities I would think, although the SNP wants to fill it up with foreigners (as long as they're not English) on benefits.
- 2 months ago
there is nothing worse than too many people, overpopulation is a big problem in today's world.
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- CliveLv 72 months ago
Obviously you're not interested in an answer as you won't listen to the correct one.
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
So your answer is to build more cities and fill them with more people, when there is already limited employment in cities in Scotland already...so make Scotland more dependant on benefits..25% of households in Glasgow has no adults in employment.
- LônLv 72 months ago
Why?? It's much nicer having fewer people. I hate crowded cities.