Frequently Asked Questions - Will an independent Scotland attract more asylum seekers than the rest of the UK?
There is no reason why this would be the case. Scotland will play a responsible role as a good global citizen, supporting vulnerable people fleeing persecution.
There is no empirical evidence to suggest that the reception conditions provided for asylum seekers constitute a “pull factor” or an incentive to seek protection in a particular country.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.