Expat Guide to Living in Scotland
Whether you're already living in Scotland or preparing to move to Scotland, our Expat Guide to Living in Scotland offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Scotland. For answers to specific questions, visit our Scotland Forum to talk with expats in Scotland.
Here are 9 things to know before moving to Scotland from expats who have already moved there. Their advice covers topics such as the NHS, expat health insurance, village vs. city life, the high cost of living in Scotland, visas and much more.
Expat in Scotland love traditional Scottish culture, beautiful landscapes and they experiences both combine to make possible. Be aware of the high cost of living, but if you come prepared you will always want to come back to this very special place.
Member, larissaedwards, shares advice about living in Banchory, Scotland.
A Michigan expat engaged to a Scottish man talks about moving to Aberchirder, Scotland -- the high cost of housing, visa requirements and more.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Scotland handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Scotland by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Scotland Reports
What are people's priorities in Scotland - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Scotland:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Scotland Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Scotland? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Scotland? Below are some of the responses from expats in Scotland:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Scotland with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Scotland, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Scotland. If you are already living in Scotland, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Scotland by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Scotland? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Scotland? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report