A recent research by British Council finds out that Muslims see Scotland as the best place to settle down than England.
After the Glasgow Airport terrorist attack in July 20017, 2/3 of the Scotland people have grown less tolerant of the Muslims, claims the British Council. The research found 46% of those surveyed think Muslims living in Scotland are loyal to the country, while 33% think they are not.
The poll of over 1,000 people brings a negative impression on the country because of the dominance of alcohol in Scottish life. The British Council also finds that the nature of a diverse society in Europe is deeply complex and can spark divisions. The Council think with hopes that this findings may provoke debates that will help to develop greater understanding between communities. At the same time, the survey results brings in the positive aspect that integration in Scotland is easier than other European countries. Council also expect the international audiences to look into this positive aspect of Scotland and consider the country as an economic and cultural partner.
But, almost half (48%) think that Scotland would begin to lose its identity if more Muslims came to live in the country. The survey was taken including people who had lived south of the border.