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Moving to Scotland

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Scotland for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and excellent quality of life. Scotland is also known for its strong economy and high standard of living. People looking for a place to live in Scotland can find a variety of options, from renting an apartment or house to buying a property. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Scotland are Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee.

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What do I need to know before moving to Scotland?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Scotland, they said:

"Expats should be aware that Scotland has its own distinct culture and language. It is important to familiarise yourself with the local customs and language before moving to Scotland. Additionally, expats should research the cost of living in Scotland, as it can vary significantly depending on the area. It is also important to consider the weather in Scotland, as it can be quite cold and wet. Finally, expats should research the job market in Scotland, as it can be difficult to find employment in certain areas," said one expat who made the move to Scotland.

"Be ready for smaller domicicles than you're used to, and major differences in appliances such as the shower, toilet, and washer/dryers," explained one expat living in Glasgow, Scotland.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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