Living in Edinburgh
Reasons to live in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is an award winning, world class tourist destination, and annually hosts the biggest arts festival in the world. It has world-renowned Universities, a vibrant social scene, and an excellent transport infrastructure. From Festivals to fireworks, restaurants to retailers, the city has something for everyone.
Since 2001, Edinburgh has consistently been voted 'Favourite UK City' by Observer, Conde Naste and Guardian readers. In 2008 Edinburgh was named as of the world's top ten cities by travel magazine Wanderlust. The quality of life in the city region is endorsed by its residents who registered a 92% satisfaction rate, the highest of any city surveyed in a 2006 MORI poll.
In 2007 Edinburgh was voted the best place to live in the UK by Channel 4's Location Location Location programme.
The page 'benefits of working for the Council'also details transport incentives and the relocation package that are offered to employees (if eligible). Other staff benefits are also available including discounts with a large number of local companies (for example: restaurants, leisure activities, retailers and estate agents).