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Nicknamed the "Grey City", Aberdeen is the fourth most livable city in Great Britain. Thanks to its prosperous economy, which is mainly based on high technology and electronics, it has become a top destination for expatriation.

Aberdeen is one of the country's leading business hubs and a shoppers' paradise. By moving there, you will be charmed by its cosmopolitan population and its amazing architecture.

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Scotland's capital city is simultaneously less densely populated than Glasgow, and very compact. It has a developed an efficient transport network consisting of buses, trains and the relatively new tram network, but most of all Edinburgh is a city you can walk or bike in.

Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city, has a ton of captivating history and much to offer to expats. You can enjoy a range of leisure activities, starting from visits to the city's many historical buildings and museums to exploring lush green nature and joining in the fun of the many festivals taking place both in summer and in winter. Venturing a bit further out, there's cruising on the Leith River, fruit picking in farms, fishing, cycling, and so much more.

In Scotland, every new baby gets a welcome box! Scotland has a National Parenting Strategy in place, which strives to provide help, support and resources to both parents and children and the baby boxes are just one way to do that. There is also a variety of childcare types, from childminders and playgroups, to nannies and care in the home.

Scotland is a majestic country with a beautiful countryside and cities full of medieval gems. Thankfully, Scotland also has an excellent public transport system: 95% of the population lives within a 5-minute walk from a bus or train station, so no matter where you choose to live, chances are your commuting will not be challenging. Furthermore, prices for properties to buy are lower than anywhere else in the UK. Combine that to the many rental options you have (from modern houses to Victorian homes to waterfront apartments) and it’s not hard to see why Scotland attracts so many expats each year.

As a dynamic capital city, Edinburgh attracts expats in large numbers every year. Despite being the second biggest and densely populated city in Scotland after Glasgow, it has a particularly attractive labour market, specialising in financial services. Combining breathtaking old world architecture with a modern vibe, Edinburgh is also rich in green spaces along pedestrian streets and paved paths. Accommodation is expensive though, which leads many people to flatsharing.

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