It is the UK’s most prosperous city outside London with highly competitive property costs and an unrivalled quality of life.
Europe’s 2nd largest financial centre.
Edinburgh is home to four large universities; Edinburgh, Napier, Heriot Watt and Queen Margaret. One of Europe’s most beautiful cities full of iconic landmarks, world famous arts festival and a rich history.
Home to the Scottish Parliament.
The city is a major tourism centre and welcomes over 4 million visitors annually, injecting £1.2 billion in to the local economy.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world with live theatre and comedy performances.
Edinburgh has more Michelin star restaurants than any other city outside London.
The economic benefit for the city of meeting and conference business in Edinburgh during 2013-14 was a record-breaking £90.1 million.
Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and the 51st most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.
Dundee is undergoing a £1billion transformation along the River Tay to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre which started in 2001 is expected to be completed within a 30-year period. With many new businesses, restaurants, hotels and green spaces planned.
In 2010, Dundee was voted as one of the seven smartest cities in the world.
Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland and encompasses Broughty Ferry, which was actually once referred to as the richest square mile in Europe.
Dundee is undergoing a huge redevelopment just now with a new Victoria and Albert Museum of Design opening as the jewel in its crown. This international centre of design for Scotland will be the first ever design museum built in the UK outside of London. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.
City population is over 150,000.
Rockstar North, makers of the infamous Grand Theft Auto game, was founded in Dundee.
Ninewells hospital located in Dundee is acknowledged as the largest teaching hospital in Europe.
The first ever radio broadcast was sent from Dundee.
Dundee is home to two major Universities; Dundee and Abertay.
Stirling is one of Scotland’s oldest towns and newest cities.
It is home to the Scottish Institute of Sport as well as the University of Stirling.
The population in Stirling is over 45,500.
The University of Stirling is 1st in Scotland and 50th in the world.
It is known worldwide for the famous castle and William Wallace’s Monument.
In 1314 The Battle of Bannockburn took place very close to the walls of Stirling Castle. In this conflict, the Scots led by Robert the Bruce, defeated Edward II’s army and eventually captured the castle.
Stirling is Scotland’s heritage capital, where the Wars of Independence were fought and won, where for three centuries monarchs ruled in regal splendour and where merchants and craftsmen plied their trade below the castle rock.
Originally a Stone Age settlement Stirling has been strategically significant since the Roman occupation of Britain due to its’ position beside the River Forth.
Stirling was a royal Burgh until 1975 and in 2002 as part of the Queen’s golden Jubilee was granted city status.