Over the past decade there has been a drop to 81.5 per cent from 88.1 per cent in those who describe themselves as white Scottish in ethnic or cultural background, responses to the Scottish Household Survey show.
At the same time there has been a rise of one-third in the number of people who describe themselves as white "other British" or "white English" a group that now accounts for 11.7 per cent of those living in Scotland.
Ominously, though, the same source indicates a sharp rise in the number of "Asians" living in Scotland.
There was a surge in those of Asian background, from 0.1 per cent to 2.13 per cent, while those from black backgrounds remained steady at 0.4 per cent.
So the refuge won't be a refuge for much longer. In the end we Europeans need to realise that there will be nowhere to run to and we will have to take a stand.