Your Expat Community in Edinburgh

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  • Ruben Barbosa

    Whether it's the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Highlands -- such great opportunities to explore Scotland with my fellow expats.

Get to Know Our Expat Community in Edinburgh!

Aw'rite and welcome to our Edinburgh expat community! InterNations is here to help you when moving to a foreign land. Once you join our community, you will find answers to your queries about moving abroad, such as, "what is the healthcare provision like in Scotland?", "how does the tax system work?ʺ, and ʺwhat is the best way to get from A to B by public transportation?ʺ. There are answers to these and many other questions from our members. We aim to support you not only in connecting to other global minds such as yourself, but also in developing a full understanding of the way of life in Scotland's capital. A city with a fascinating history and rich culture, Edinburgh will introduce the open-minded expat to everything from haggis to ceilidh dancing.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Geneva.

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  • Areas to Live in Edinburgh
    1 reply
    Apr 8, 5:40 AM
    Community member

    Hi Tom. Look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh. £500 should get you a decent shared flat/house. I would recommend looking on Spareroom.com. New Town and Stockbridge are lively and nice areas but a …

  • I need advice on where to live in Edinburgh
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    Apr 2, 12:32 PM
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    Hi Andrew Thank you so much for this information. I like the idea of being 400 yards from the office. I am used to travelling 40 mins each way to the city here in London for work... I can't …

  • Aussie supplies in Edinburgh ??
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    Dec 16, 8:56 PM
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    Harvey Nichols for timtams, Jordan valley on Nicholson St/South bridge for Vegemite, Lupe Pinxtos on Leven Street for Milo. Sorted.

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Read Up on Expat Life in Edinburgh

Beautiful Edinburgh captures the imagination from the moment you arrive. Its handsome and hilly streets have many stories to tell and it boasts a remarkable number of green spaces. Expats come for the ease of living in this friendly, compact city, but many who currently reside in Edinburgh have chosen to do so on the basis of the good number of job opportunities on offer. Living the expat life in Edinburgh offers a high quality of life in very picturesque surroundings, plus plenty of cultural offerings, from music gigs to groundbreaking theater.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Zurich or Dakar, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Expat Network in Edinburgh with InterNations!

InterNations is a community of friendly and knowledgeable expats and global minds and our members have been carefully approved to make sure InterNations creates a safe and secure environment for networking both online and offline. You are encouraged to ask questions on any subject connected to living in Edinburgh. It might be you want to know some fun facts or have a question about official business, for example visas and resident permits. And, depending on your hobbies and passions, you could also sign up to one of the many Edinburgh groups and events organized regularly in and around the city. Whether you enjoy cycling or cooking, there will be a get-together for you; for example the DinnerNations Group, perfect for all food lovers and those who like to get together to meet other global minds. You can find out more about this and other groups via InterNations.