de Lima and Wright (2009) Welcoming migrants? Migrant labour in rural Scotland
This study underlines the distinct differences that set rural Scotland apart from the rest of the UK as far as policy-making is concerned. Rural Scotland comprises remote areas, including the highlands and islands, within a geographically diverse landscape. De Lima and Wright (2009) explore key questions about the function played by migrant workers within the region, and their impact within rural communities. The authors also explore the role public sector agencies play in addressing the needs of all – both migrant and non-migrant - within rural communities. The authors draw attention to the paradoxical character of sizable Central and Eastern European migration to Scotland’s rural areas. On the one hand this immigration has placed pressure on public services and posed challenges in terms of integration, but, on the other, it has also filled labour gaps, checked outward migration and provided the basis for the regeneration of rural areas. See also de Lima et al. (2007) and Danson and Jentsch (2009); and Danson and Jentsch (2012) for related studies.
de Lima, P. and Wright, S. (2009) Welcoming migrants? Migrant labour in rural Scotland. Social Policy and Society, Vol.8(3), pp.391-404.