Scottish life expectancy falls again
Life expectancy of Scots has fallen again, according to estimates from the National Records of Scotland.
Male babies born in 2020-22 are expected to live until 76.5 years and female babies 80.7 years, a fall of three weeks and 5.7 weeks respectively from those born 2019-21.
Life expectancy in Scotland has fallen each year since 2018-20 across all council areas.
It had been increasing between the early 1980s to early 2010s, before beginning to plateau from 2012-14.
Glasgow city has the lowest life expectancy in Scotland, with men predicted to live 3.6 years less than the national average and women 2.5 years less.
East Renfrewshire has the highest life expectancy for women, who are predicted to live 3.3 years longer than the national average.
East Dunbartonshire, meanwhile, has the highest life expectancy for men, who are predicted to live 3.4 years longer.
These figures are provisional until the National Records of Scotland publishes population estimates using census data next year.