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Being young in East Lothian

East Lothian covers an area of approximately 270 square miles. Unlike most areas in Scotland, the population in East Lothian is increasing and is expected to grow by 2.2% over the next 5 years.

There is a projected increase in the number of 0–17 year olds living in East Lothian and this places increased pressures and demands on existing schools and other resources for children and young people.

Children and young people 0–17 years old form 22.1% of East Lothian’s population, which stood at 91,280 in 2000.

A total 26.44% of all people living in East Lothian are under the age of 21.

To achieve positive outcomes for young people in East Lothian, all children and young people deserve to have accessible and effective Services.

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