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Posted by taylor1
on 31 Mar 2020

Hi guys,

For a long time I've been thinking about moving to Scotland. Everything is a bit up in the air with the coronavirus obviously but I'm still thinking I'll go when all that settles down.

My question is, is Edinburgh or Glasgow the better city? The job I do is remote so I pretty much have freedom of choice when it comes to location. I want to be in one of the main cities so I've narrowed it down to those two.

Any advice?


Meagan on 1 Apr 2020 - 15:11

Hi Taylor,

Scotland is a great country with a lot to offer so I'm sure you'll enjoy living there. As for which city is better, that really depends on your lifestyle and priorities. In short, there's a lot to love about both cities.

Edinburgh is really rich with history and it shows in just about every facet of the city. Many of the flats and houses are decades or even centuries old, and the city's castle is an awe-inspiring landmark that forms an integral part of Edinburgh's distinct skyline. 

On the other hand, Glasgow has a more modern, urban feel (although you'll still spot historical buildings dotted all over the city). Where Edinburgh has a tranquil sort of atmosphere, Glasgow is more lively.

Ultimately it'll be a personal choice as to which city is right for you. For some more things to consider, take a look at our Pros and Cons of Moving to Edinburgh and Pros and Cons of Moving to Glasgow pages.

You say you've got the employment side of things sorted, which is great, but have you considered what visa you'll move over on?


taylor1 on 2 Apr 2020 - 14:16

Hey, thanks for the links, they've given me a lot to think about. I've got an ancestry visa and I'll be moving over on that so I'm sorted on the paperwork front. Thanks again for the help!

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