Events and workshops

On this page you can find out about events and workshops aimed at supporting the planning of Scotland's Census 2021.  You can also view and download any documents and presentations that have been provided.  We always welcome feedback on any events or workshops you may have attended, please email us at:

Forthcoming events and surveys

The Gathering 2019 (SCVO, Third Sector Event)

Date and location

Scottish Event Campus (SEC) Glasgow

·         Wednesday 20 February

·         Thursday 21 February

Event outline

Scotland’s Census 2021 will be at ‘The Gathering’ later this month. The Gathering is the largest event of its kind across the UK for the Third Sector.  It’s taking place in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February and is free to attend.  It’s organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

If you work in or with the third sector and will be attending, please come along to our stand and say hello. We are also presenting a talk which you can book on to now.

We recommend that you subscribe to Scotland’s Census Mailchimp newsletter (links direct to an external website) to keep up to date with all the latest updates from Scotland's Census 2021. 

Previous events and surveys

Date Title Location
22 Nov - 5 Dec 2018 Questions and Output Event Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow
9 Aug - 7 Sep, 2018 Religion and Outputs Survey Online survey
1 - 15 Aug, 2018 Sex and trans status question testing Edinburgh and Glasgow
5 - 9 July 2018 Travel to Work and Study Survey Online survey
April and May, 2018 British Sign Language Question Testing Edinburgh
23 March, 2018 2021 Outputs Strategy Stakeholder Event Dundee
9 March, 2018

African Ethnic Groups Focus Group

8 March, 2018 2021 Outputs Strategy Stakeholder Event Glasgow
22 February, 2018 2021 Outputs Strategy Stakeholder Event Edinburgh
21 - 22 February, 2018 The Gathering 2018 (SCVO Third Sector Event) Glasgow
19 December 2017 Education and Labour Market Topic Event Edinburgh
19 and 26 October 2017 'Caribbean or Black' Ethnicity Focus Groups Edinburgh and Glasgow

29 June 2017

Statistical Disclosure Control and Outputs Event Edinburgh

24 April 2017

Health and Care - Topic event Edinburgh
20 April 2017

Ethnicity, National Identity, Language and Religion - Topic event


24 January 2017

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Stakeholder Meeting


November 2015 Topic Consultation events Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh