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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh skyline seen from Calton Hill, Scotland to Pentland Hills

Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, is an outstanding place to live. It has won many awards for ‘best city’, and accolades for its quality of life, architecture, environment, innovation, economy....

Your son will be able to take advantage of all the sporting and cultural activities that this vibrant city has to offer, as well as enjoying the stunning Scottish countryside on our doorstep.

Did you know?

Edinburgh is:

  • Where JK Rowling created Harry Potter (and many other authors wrote their novels: Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Burns, JM Barrie, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin....)
  • Home of the artistic, cultural, scientific and philosophical movement of the 18th Century, which defines much of modern-day science, political thought and cultural activity.
  • The birthplace of Actor  Sir Sean Connery, Musicians The Proclaimers and Olympian Sir Chris Hoy.

Scotland is famous for its first-class education and is one of the most highly educated countries in Europe and among the most well-educated in the world in terms of tertiary education attainment.

Invest Edinburgh 2019

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

View to Edinburgh/Scotland with Holyrood Palace in the Foreground

View to Edinburgh/Scotland with Holyrood Palace in the Foreground

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Students Walking

2018

'Most liveable city in the World'

Arcadis’ 2018 Sustainable Cities Index

2018

The 'healthiest' high-street in the UK

The Royal Society for Public Health

2018

Best city (UK) for students to live and study

Liberty Living Survey

2018

Britain’s best city to visit

Top 20 Travel Destinations, Telegraph Travel Awards

2018

1st European Cities of Influence
('Small' pop. <2m)

Cities of Influence, Colliers International

2018

'The UK's most attractive city to live and work'

Royal Mail

2017

'Best British City'

Top 20 Travel Destinations, Telegraph Travel Awards

2017

Best place to live in the UK

Hot Housing Index, Property Week

2017

2nd in the world for Quality of Life

Deutsche Bank

2017

UK’s ‘most walkable’ city

Living Streets