Growing Up in Scotland is a longitudinal research study, tracking the lives of thousands of children & 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.


GUS joins consortium of world-leading longitudinal studies

In an exciting new development for the study, GUS has joined a UK-wide consortium of longitudinal studies, CLOSER. …read more


Information about age 14/15 online and telephone surveys – summer 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all face-to-face interviewing has been stopped. To allow us to continue the study, …read more


Still to take part in the age 14 survey? We’re changing our approach…

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all interviewer home visits on GUS and other surveys have been stopped. But …read more


Article based on GUS data nominated for prestigious award

A journal article which presented findings from analysis of GUS data was nominated for a prestigious research award.  …read more


Life at age 12: initial findings from the Growing up in Scotland study

This report presents some initial findings about the lives of 12-year-old children living in Scotland, using data collected …read more

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