Scottish immigration at record levels
There are now more than 5.2 million people living here, thanks to an influx of 28,100 last year the most since 1977.
The Scottish Executive figures said there was net influx of about 3,400 from the rest of the United Kingdom but more than six times that increase came from overseas.
About 21,500 more foreigners were living in Scotland last year compared to 2009, with a significant proportion EU students taking advantage of Scotland system of free university education.
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of 17,500 between 2008 and 2009, and only 7,700 between 2007 and 2008.
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is a huge population shift occurring in Scotland that is putting great pressure on our communities and on our services, he said.
additional strain placed upon our health service, schools and housing are damaging and we must ensure that they are capable of dealing with any further influx.
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of campaign group Migrationwatch, said Scotland population had been expected to rise by seven per cent over the next 25 years but the new figures suggest this rate will double.
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The gain is equivalent to about one in 250 of Scotland population and is the largest influx of foreigners since officials started compiling the statistics in 1991.
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Migrants have poured into Scotland since the expansion of the EU in 2004 and the number of people living here who were born abroad has increased by more than half in five years to 312,000.
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But an SNP spokesman said: are excellent figures, which mean a growing population will help fuel our economic recovery. The SNP believes Scotland should have responsibility for immigration policy.