Looking for American Expats in Edinburgh?

  • Connect with fellow Americans in Edinburgh

  • Get information in our Edinburgh guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Edinburgh

  • Ruben Barbosa

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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Edinburgh

Hello to all Americans in Edinburgh! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Edinburgh? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Edinburgh which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The Scottish capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and beautiful city known for its historic buildings, galleries, local arts festivals, and much more! With the network of trains and buses, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Leith or Portobello, for example, which are both no more than a 40-minute train ride away from Edinburgh’s center.

Although Edinburgh has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Edinburgh, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Edinburgh
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    From United States of America, living in Edinburgh
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    From United States of America, living in Edinburgh
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    From United States of America, living in Edinburgh
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    From United States of America, living in Edinburgh

Meet other Americans in Edinburgh

Connect at Our Events in Edinburgh

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Edinburgh. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Edinburgh. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Edinburgh.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Edinburgh Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Edinburgh expat forums. When you arrive in Edinburgh, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Edinburgh. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Edinburgh to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

Ask experienced American expats in Edinburgh

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Edinburgh?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Sometimes called the “Auld Reekie” by its residents, Edinburgh can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Edinburgh? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Edinburgh’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Scottish capital has to offer, from the various shops and boutiques along the gorgeous 18th-century George Street to the magnificently situated royal fortress of Edinburgh Castle, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Edinburgh and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Edinburgh.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Edinburgh and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Edinburgh Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Edinburgh at Our Events

Our Edinburgh community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Edinburgh’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover Scotland's mist-shrouded highlands. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in the UK in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Edinburgh!

  • Ruben Barbosa

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

  • Marleen Jansen

    I'd never have discovered my favourite museum without the Edinburgh Expat Guide!

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