Living and working in Scotland

Moving to Scotland

The list below has a number of online resources aimed at supporting people moving to and living in Scotland.

  • is Scotland's official online gateway.  It has information about visiting, working, studying and doing business in Scotland.
  • TalentScotland make it easier for people to live and work in Scotland. By providing facts and information about jobs, company and academic activities, and the lifestyle in Scotland, TalentScotland give practical help to people who want to live and work in Scotland. By exploring the site, you'll discover that there's a lot going on in Scotland. Find out about everything from work opportunities to Scottish culture, and prepare for your new life in Scotland.
  • The UK Border Agency is responsible for securing UK borders and controlling migration. The agency also considers applications to enter or stay in the UK, and issues of citizenship and asylum.
  • Business Gateway provide support for those thinking of setting up or growing a new business in the highlands and islands.

Recruitment services

Local services and community information

Transport services

Information services


  • First ScotRail provides most of the train services within Scotland and its useful website is an effective resource for travellers.
  • Virgin Trains operate the East Coast Main Line from Inverness and Aberdeen to Glasgow, Edinburgh and on to London.
  • National Rail Enquiries provides information on fares, routes and timetables for the UK railway system.
  • Trainline has train times, ticket booking, and seat reservations for mainland UK trains.

Coaches and Buses


Air Travel


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