Edinburgh draws in more overseas visitors per year than other UK city outside of London. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe had more than 3 million visitors in 2019 and set a new record for ticket sales. With over 300 venues and 50,000 performances, it is the largest arts festival in the world and the second largest ticketed event after the Olympics.
The city’s enviable position between the Pentland Hills and sandy beaches make for an active, outdoor lifestyle.
Edinburgh is a business growth story. The city’s prospects of economic growth top any other UK city, according to the 2019 UK Vitality Index.
Edinburgh’s highly skilled population means its unemployment is the lowest of the UK's top 10 cities. Its gross disposable income is also the highest outside London.
Largest financial centre outside of London with major financial institutions including Tesco Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sainsbury’s Bank
Number of new overseas workers in the last 3 years, adding to a diverse and highly qualified workforce
Increase in the number of small businesses between 2012 and 2017
Edinburgh’s universities are internationally renowned for excellence in disciplines such as life sciences, medicine and information engineering, with the University of Edinburgh regularly ranking among the top institutions globally.
World-class universities and further education colleges
Students (including 17,000 international students)
University of Edinburgh ranked 5th in the UK and 29th globally in 2019 Times Higher Education Ranking
Edinburgh Park’s connectivity means that 1 New Park Square benefits from a wide talent pool within easy reach, including incoming commuters from across Scotland's Central Belt. The location lies at the heart of Scotland’s finance and tech sectors, with Edinburgh and the Lothians forming a notable centre for both industries.
People in Edinburgh and the Lothians who hold a degree or above
Scottish population who live within 90 minutes’ drive of Edinburgh Park
Global talent hotspot ranking