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 move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Geneva.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Edinburgh expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Edinburgh expat forums.
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 across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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.
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.