Picturesque view over Edinburgh

Life in Edinburgh – and beyond

With a head office based in Edinburgh, we can offer you the opportunity to live in one of the UK's most thriving, beautiful and exciting cities – and you'll have some of Scotland's most impressive landscapes on your doorstep. 

Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK when it comes to quality of life, regularly recognised in the prestigious Cushman & Wakefield annual survey of Europe’s leading business cities. The 2011 report also placed the city as one of the most pollution free in Europe, making it an ideal environment in which to bring up a family and enjoy life. What’s more, the cost of living compares favourably with other UK cities – including London.

Edinburgh also stands out culturally and its stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets have helped to win it World Heritage Site status.

There’s a cosmopolitan buzz too, with traditional and stylish modern bars, international restaurants and live entertainment. You'll also find world-class museums and galleries, a superb range of sports and family attractions, and the world’s largest annual arts festival.

Edinburgh also scores highly when it comes to education. According to the Sunday Times, nine of the top 50 state schools in Scotland are in the Edinburgh city region, which also has 12 of Scotland’s 22 private schools within its boundaries. From a good choice of nursery schools and a huge variety of secondary schools to world-class universities and five-star research institutions, the region caters for every level of education.

Outside of the city you’ll find historic towns and scenic villages, award-winning beaches, championship golf courses and some of Scotland’s most impressive landscapes.

With the great outdoors so close, it’s easy to throw yourself into anything from walking to sailing, fishing to cycling. Add excellent transport links, including an airport that serves more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Edinburgh is one of the best places in the UK for quality of life, with great restaurants, bars and leisure facilities, good schools and stunning countryside on your doorstep.