What is the average life expectancy in Scotland?
The life expectancy for a baby boy in Scotland is 76.5 years. The average life expectancy for a baby girl is 80.7 years.
Current life expectancy in Scotland is 76 for women and 80 for men, which is below the average for most other European countries, including the rest of the UK. However, life expectancy was much worse 30 or 40 years ago and is now improving as people have become more aware of the causes of low life expectancy in Scotland, ie too much smoking, drinking and poor diet.