What is life like as an expat in your area?
When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...
"Scotland is a great place for expats and digital nomads to live and work. The country offers a high quality of life, with a strong economy, excellent healthcare, and a vibrant culture. Expats and digital nomads can enjoy the stunning scenery, from the rolling hills of the Highlands to the rugged coastline of the islands. The cities are full of life, with plenty of opportunities for socialising, shopping, and entertainment. Scotland is also a great place to learn English, with many language schools and universities offering courses. The cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those looking to live and work abroad," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Scotland.
"In comparing life in the suburbs of Houston to Banchory, Scotland, life rolls along at a much slower pace. From what I've experienced, family...mainly children, are the priority. In healthcare an adult appointment can be cancelled because an ill child needs to be seen. Additionally, community activites are available for children to participate in during school holidays," commented one expat who made the move to Banchory, Scotland.
- What should I pack when moving to Scotland?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Scotland?
- Will I be able to find a job in Scotland?
- What is life like in Scotland?
- What do expats in Scotland appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Scotland?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Scotland accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Scotland like?
- What are healthcare services like in Scotland?
- What are medical services in Scotland like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Scotland?
- What are emergency services like in Scotland?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Scotland?
- How are local medical facilities in Scotland?
- As a foreigner living in Scotland, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What is life like as an expat in your area?If you live in Scotland, newcomers to Scotland would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
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.