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Small in size, Scotland is a real gem, located in the North of Great Britain. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it has breathtaking landscapes and an amazing natural wealth which make it a top destination for expatriation.

Famous for its whiskey, Scotland has a developed economy which is mainly driven by sectors such as electronics, finance, banking and biotechnology, providing job opportunities to expatriates.

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Glasgow is an edgy city, reborn from its industrial roots with a modern, metropolitan vibe. It is the third largest city in the UK, and the largest city in Scotland, making it a hub for world-renowned research and academia. Previously seen as a “gritty” city due to its development in the industrial revolution, Glasgow has evolved into a metropolis of art and culture. It is a truly multicultural city, drawing people from all over the world whether they come to work or study in Glasgow.

Edinburgh is the quirky capital city of Scotland. It is situated in the lowlands but it does not take long to get to the rolling hills and highest mountains of the UK. It is a historic city, famous for internationally renowned festivals, events, architecture, wildlife, museums, and more. It is the perfect mix of thriving city life, and vast, panoramic views of nature. For three years in a row, Edinburgh has been rated as the best student city in the UK, second only to London (QS World Rankings). Overall, it is ranked 18th best student city in the world (QS World Rankings). Those hoping to study in Edinburgh will not be surprised to find it is home to some of the UK’s best universities.

Looking for accommodation in Dundee? We are providing you with some tips on this Scottish city's rental market in this article.

Aberdeen, one of the major Scottish cities, is very welcoming towards expatriates. Below is an overview of its rental market, along with some tips to help you find accommodation.

Finding accommodation abroad can be a quite difficult task. Find out, in this article, how to proceed in Glasgow.

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Were an Aussie expat family (mum, dad and two sons) living in Glasgow, Scotland. We moved to Scotland Land of the Brave on a UK Ancestry Visa in September 2016. We plan to become UK citizens and hold dual Australian-UK citizenship by the end of 2022. We have British blood, Scottish spirit and Aussie pride. We say it like it is and if you dont like it you can move along.

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I am originally a Florida girl, but made Washington, DC my home before settling in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was seduced by an accent and moved to the UK, over two years ago, with my husband. Cheers Blondie is my highly entertaining expat blog that shares my adventures of living abroad and pokes fun at the cultural differences between America and the UK. I write about my day-to-day life in Scotland, traveling around Europe and life as a wife to a Scot.

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