It’s estimated that there are around 15,000 Muslims in Edinburgh, but there are no official numbers. In Scotland, Muslims comprise 1.4% of the population (2011).
The Muslim community of Edinburgh is fairly diverse, though it is thought that the majority hail from South Asia. In particular there is a large Pakistani community who largely began settling here in the mid 20th Century. The modern day Muslim community is an integrated mix of first, second and third generation immigrants, converts to Islam and also students.
Muslims love Scotland! Recent surveys suggest that Muslims born here are more likely to identify themselves as Scottish than people from many other backgrounds.