Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS)

The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) is a large-scale linkage study created using data from administrative and statistical sources.  These include: census data from 1991 onwards; vital events data (births, deaths, marriages); NHS Central Register data (gives information on migration into or out of Scotland); and education data (including Schools Census and SQA data).

The data are available to academics and support is provided free of charge by a team of researchers. The site also includes links to recent research projects, training opportunities and events.

Spatial Coverage: 
Scotland
Data Access: 

Because of the sensitive nature of the data held in the SLS, raw microdata files are not provided to users. Instead, two options for accessing SLS data are available: 'remote access' and 'safe setting'.