Information Services Division

Information Services Division (ISD) is Scotland's national organisation for health information, statistics and IT services.  Information relating to drug and alcohol use and harm is published via ISD's website on the Drug and Alcohol Misuse pages.

A variety of publications on drug and alcohol misuse in Scotland is available via ISD's website on the Drug and Alcohol Misuse Publications page.

The Drug Misuse Information Scotland website provides information, statistics and research on drugs misuse in Scotland.

General Registers Office for Scotland

The General Registers Office for Scotland (GROS) are responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions. We run the Census and we use Census and other data to publish information about population and households. Specifically the GROS publishes information on drug and alcohol related death in Scotland; this information can be found at the following links:

Drug-related Deaths

Alcohol-related Deaths


Scottish Government: Health and Community Care Statistics

Scottish Government: Health and Community Care Statistics contains statistics and links to sources of data on the health of people in Scotland, and NHS and Local Authority data on the provision and use of health and community care services in Scotland.

Scottish Public Health Observatory

The website of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) collaboration brings together key national organisations involved in public health intelligence in Scotland, led by ISD Scotland and NHS Health Scotland. ScotPHO work together closely to ensure the public health community has easy access to clear and relevant information and statistics to support decision making.

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics is the Scottish Governments on-going programme to improve the availability, consistency and accessibility of small area statistics in Scotland.

This internet site is the main way in which the Scottish Government will disseminate the range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues at the data zone level and above which support a number of the Governments targets and commitments aimed at closing the gap between disadvantaged areas and the rest of Scotland.

Scottish Health Survey 2008

The Scottish Health Survey provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. Three previous Scottish Health Surveys were undertaken in 1995, 1998 and 2003.

Modified date: 09 May 14 


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