Spotlight on ageing Scots

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HOLYROOD’S finance committee has launched a consultation in order to understand how Scotland handles an ageing population.

Organisations and individuals are being asked their views on the financial impacts of having to provide services and care for more old folk.

SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson, the committee’s convener, said: “Projections suggest Scotland’s population will age more rapidly compared with the rest of the UK. With ongoing restraint in public sector budgets, what will the impact be on public finances?”