Offering a high quality of life, Scotland’s accessibility to cosmopolitan cities, rural countryside and beautiful coastlines create a winning combination of work and play.
Historic castles, famous lochs and highland games steeped in history make it easy to become emerged in Scotland’s traditional heritage, and the warmth of the country’s friendly people are renowned.
Dramatic scenery offers the perfect backdrop for a breath taking stroll or for a round on the golf course. For those who like to party, Scotland is home to the world famous Hogmanay festival, and also the yearly Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Working in one of Scotland’s major cities such as Edinburgh or Glasgow is easily commutable, with a variety of towns and villages within an hour’s reach, supported by good transport links of rail and bus networks.
As a result of Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the city’s subway system will be fully regenerated, providing a huge boost to the city.
Five main international airports serve 150 destinations worldwide, with two bases in Glasgow, and one in Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen respectively.
The railway network has over 340 railway stations, providing a convenient option and links to major cities in the UK, but those living within remote highland areas are best opting for a car.
Scotland is supported by a strong and diverse economy, and promotes growth and entrepreneurship.
The export market is strong, especially amongst food and drink, famed for its Whisky production worldwide.
There is a vibrant financial sector within the country’s two largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, especially amongst the field of insurance, with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life holding importance. Further north, Aberdeen Europe’s oil capital has undergone an economic boom within the last three decades.
Did You Know?
Scotland has over 600 square miles of freshwater lakes across the country, better known as lochs which the most famous being Loch Ness after the legendary character.