Growing Up in Scotland is the longitudinal research study tracking the lives of thousands of children and their families from the early years, through childhood and beyond. The main aim of the study is to provide new information to support policy-making in Scotland but it is also intended to provide a resource for practitioners, academics, the voluntary sector and parents.


New findings: Physical activity levels amongst 10-11 year olds in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a new report ‘Objectively measured physical activity levels of Scottish children: analysis from …read more


New findings: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing

A new report published by the Scottish Government explores the quality of father-child relationships as perceived by children …read more


New findings – Language development and enjoyment of reading: impacts of early parent-child activities in two Growing Up in Scotland cohorts

A new report published by the Scottish Government explores the relationships between parent-child activities and language development and …read more


Have you been asked to complete an on-line questionnaire?

GUS Birth Cohort 1 Parents Questionnaire 2017 We have answered some of the questions you may have about …read more


New findings – The circumstances and experiences of 3-year-olds living in Scotland in 2007/08 and 2013

Our new report ‘Growing Up in Scotland: The Circumstances and Experiences of 3-year-old children living in Scotland in …read more

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