Moving to Edinburgh from Canada

Relocating to Edinburgh

There are about 2000 Canadians, kindred spirits, living among the “Edinburghers”. As Scotland’s capital for a hundred years, it has grown to the countries second largest city and the UK’s second largest financial center. The city of about half a million is part of the one and a half million in that greater local commercial market area.

The best months to move in, are February, March April and May. The average temperature is reasonable, as is the average participation and sunshine. Unfortunately, to arrive at that time, shipping possessions via container across the Atlantic in winter can be problematic for lacquer finished furniture, and securely packing the container more important to deal with the shifting caused by the winter oceans.

Edinburgh is one of the oldest cities in the world. The costs of real estate and typical building designs encourage accommodations to be smaller and access to be more challenging. What you take with you should match the space available. Simply put, take only those items that bring real joy to your life.

As you move in there are various registrations for local services. Having a cell phone number already established is a real benefit. You will be pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the rates and monthly plans are compared to Canada.

The Scots do speak English, along with a language and vernacular all their own. The Edinburgh accent is clean while still truly Scottish. As the second most tourist visited city in the UK (i.e. behind London) it is all part of being an international cosmopolitan city. Edinburgh remains one of those friendly destination cities, even in the face of the pressures such diverse and part time tourism pressures bring.

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• Dial 011 (outside North America)
• Dial 44 (code for the UK)
• Dial 131 (Edinburgh area code)
• Dial local 7 digit phone number

In Edinburgh use 999
for emergencies