Family Life

When moving to a new country, it’s important to make sure everything you need is there, for you - and your family.

Safety and inclusivity

Safety and inclusivity is at the very heart of everything that Scotland does, as we aim to create the perfect environment for you and your family. We are famous around the world for our warmth and hospitality and even though we have a strong national identity, we love welcoming new cultures and people.

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School system

We’ve led the world in our commitment to excellence in education for centuries. We were the first country in the world to provide universal education to boys and girls, way back in the 17th Century. We’re also home to more world-class universities per capita than almost anywhere else in the world!

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We’re incredibly proud of the fact that comprehensive free healthcare is available to people living in Scotland through our National Health Service. This includes hospital care as well as any from your local doctor (GP). In addition, Scotland does not charge for any prescription medication you may need.

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Festivals and Events

If you’re looking for something to do during your down time, we have you covered. Scotland is home to more than 200 festivals every year (many aimed at kids and children at heart), including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival! This means that no matter what day of the year, there is usually always something going on near you.

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