Edinburgh skyline at dusk

Edinburgh

With its nimble startup scene and the largest arts festival in the world, Edinburgh is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities

Edinburgh Lifestyle

Cultural magnet

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.

Active lifestyle

The city’s enviable position between the Pentland Hills and sandy beaches make for an active, outdoor lifestyle.

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Edinburgh Business

Entrepreneurial spirit

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.

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Scene of Edinburgh from high vantage point

Edinburgh Education

Education

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.

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Talent Pool

The sweet spot for global talent

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.

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