Pick from a range of interesting facts and detailed information about Scotland and the Scottish people.
Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
Study in Scotland and you will benefit from world-class teaching developed over centuries.
Live & Workin Scotland
Key information on the practical aspects of moving to Scotland and where to get advice. Plus read about the experiences of people who have moved to Scotland from all over the world.
Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
Working in Scotland
There are many benefits to living and working in Scotland.
From the vibrant and cosmopolitan social life of the cities to the peace and quiet of some of the world’s most stunning scenery, Scotland offers a lifestyle to suit everyone.
The country has a strong economy and a reputation for allowing new industry sectors to emerge and thrive. As a result, job opportunities in Scotland are diverse.
Scotland is a centre of excellence for electronic technologies. It is the fifth largest financial services centre in Europe. It is home to one of Europe’s most vibrant energy industries, and there is a highly successful life sciences sector, with a wide range of expertise including drug discovery, bio-manufacturing and stem cell sciences.
In addition, Scotland continues to break new ground in areas such as computer gaming, literature, fashion, textiles, music and animation.
However, while many people come to work in Scotland because of the career opportunities, others are drawn by the appeal of enhancing their quality of life.
House prices can be cheaper, good transport links make commuting relatively easy and the countryside offers a wide range of leisure activities from skiing and white-water rafting to mountain biking and hill walking.
Excellent employment opportunities and an enviable way of life make living in Scotland a unique experience. For more information, visit the TalentScotland website.