The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is situated in the south east of the country. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive and remains a major centre for finance, law, tourism and cultural affairs. Located at the eastern end of the M8 motorway, the city enjoys seamless transport and communications links with all parts of Scotland either by car, via the motorway network or mainline trains, including regular services to London.
The city benefits from one of the UK’s most highly educated and productive workforces, while an unrivalled quality of life makes the city a magnet for international talent and tourists alike and more recently has been rated as one of the highest in the UK due to the city’s first-class amenities.
A thriving business sector, world renowned universities, its setting amongst hills and historic buildings make for a theatrical city, attracting people to settle down in the Scottish capital from across the world. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities and architecturally renowned across the globe as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh has architectural history at its core. The harmonious juxtaposition of the two Old Town and the contrasting neoclassical New Town, give the city its unique character whilst Scotland’s most famous castle dominates the city skyline.