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Quartermile, between George IV Bridge and The Meadows, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by buckrodgers

Does someone know a party site that has a lot of photos of the young people of Edinburgh?

Also, how difficult would it be for an American to get a job in Edinburgh? I am thinking about moving and settling there. Are ex-pats very happy there? It seems like a good place to raise a family.

Is it an international place with lots of people from Western and Eastern Europe, or almost all Scottish people?


RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by hawkhead

It's an international city, with people from all over. In fact, when my son was at uni there, he was in the minority amongst his crowd, as he was from Scotland! Accommodation is extremely expensive.

RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by Paisleypaul

Some young(er) people at one of my travelogs ; is this what you had in mind?


RE: RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by buckrodgers

That sounds great. I also read that 20,000 Poles have moved there to work.

Do you get quite a lot of Eastern Europeans working there these days too?

RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by zizkov

Edinburgh is much more international than anywhere else in Scotland, I would say, although the majority non-Scottish group is English. If you go to the bars, you will find a lot of Australians ;-). Maybe not so many Western Europeans, and although there are quite a lot of Eastern Europeans come to Scotland (especially Poles), they have spread across the country much more than most groups.

RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by ksneds

Sorry to be a downer but...

It's not easy for an American to find work here - EU citizens can work without a work permit, but everyone else must have a work permit obtained by their employer. The system is changing now, and non-EU citizens will have to full-fill the requirements of a points-based system in order to get a work permit & residence permit. And non-EU citizens can only be considered for a job after EU citizens. Basically you gotta prove that you are better than any EU applicant.

Essentially, unless you are working a in one of the fields in which their is a worker shortage here, have gotten a degree from a UK university or fulfill the requirements of the highly-skilled migrant program (i.e. have an advanced degree and/or have worked in a high paying job for a number of years) you aren't going to have an easy time finding work in the UK.

Your best bet is to check out UK Home Office website and check out the rules & regs. And then if you are serious, you need to start looking for a job - you must get your employer to apply for the work permit and then get a residence permit before you leave the US. It cannot be done in the UK.

That said, I like living in Edinburgh - it's vibrant and full of things to do. But the cost of living is expensive, and while NHS covers the medical basics, paying for private care is really the only way to go for dentistry and any specialists if you don't want to wait for months and months.


RE: Pictures of young people in Edinburgh

by evilqueen_01

There are alot of different cultures in Edinburgh. I am looking into moving there myself, as I fell in love with the city and the people. It is very difficult for an American to find a job in Edinburgh, check with the government listings on Americans working in the UK and the requirements. Could you be happy there...forget everthing you learned in America and wrap your self up in the wonderful lifestyle of the Scots...oh and do all your shopping before 6pm!!

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

VT on the road.

by cjg1

There is an internet cafe (EasyInternet) on Rose street. Rather large and hard to miss. Prices vary from 50p to 90p per hour that i saw. Might be more or less at times. Allows you to get your vt fix before or after a wonderful day in town.

Pricing current as of February 2003.

Culture vultures should visit...

by mellow-mark

Culture vultures should visit during the Festival (August) - lots of mediocre stuff but some great entertainment on offer too. Usually excellent stand up comedy!

If the cold, wet and windy weather is bringing you down, experience the warm heartbeat of Southern Africa in the friendly Ndebele cafe on Home Street, just south of the city centre.

Lest we forget our 4-legged friends

by CdnJane

One detail of Inverness Castle that I found touching was the cemetary for the soldiers dogs, and castle mascots. These companions have been important to the moral of the soldiers and thus worthy of memorials.

FREE - Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

by scotlandscotour

This impressive neo-classical building is set in beautiful leafy grounds, and houses Scotland's finest collection of 20th Century painting, sculpture and graphic art. Includes works by Bacon, Damien Hirst, Hockney, Matisse, Moore, Peploe, Picasso and Warhol.

Opening Days/Times: Jan - Dec.
Open daily 10am to 5pm.
Thursday late night until 7pm
Extended opening hours during the Festival.

Prices: Entry Free

STB Award:
Disabled Facilities & Parking
Toilets : Yes
Shops : Yes
Eating Places : Yes

Address: 75 Belford Road
Tel: 0131 624 6200
Fax: 0131 343 2802
Email: gmainfo@nationalgalleries.org


by iaint about Carriers Quarters

We fell in here about 11pm after our Christmas dinner next door. Great idea, but didn't seem so clever next morning...

I left about 1am. A good pub - liked the atmosphere and the drinks. They had one of my favourites - Addlestones' cloudy cider.

Only downside is that it got busy-ish about midnight and the solitary barmaid struggled a bit. None!


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