Social change in Scottish fishing communities: a brief literature review and annotated bibliography

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh was commissioned by the Scottish Government Rural and Environment Analytical Services to identify and review literature related to social change in fishing communities in Scotland over the past fifteen years, with particular reference to the role of ‘fishing families’ and of inward and outward migration.

The aim was to identify literature which would contribute to a developing evidence-base on changing social dynamics and structures in communities which have had some dependence on fisheries and related industries. After describing the methods used for the review, this report provides a summary of key issues before presenting the annotated bibliography as an appendix.

Scottish Government Social Research