Edinburgh is one of Europe’s outstanding capitals consistently recognised in national rankings for its quality of life and tourism opportunities.
Recently named Financial Times fDi Magazine’s "Best Mid-Sized European City of the Future" and "Best Foreign Direct Investment Strategy (Mid-Sized City)" for 2014/15 the capital was also listed amongst the top three best cities in the UK to live and work in the 2016 Good Growth for Cities Index and for 13 consecutive years was named 'Favourite UK City' by Guardian/Observer Readers.
Proud of its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is characterised by its historic architecture, but its sense of the past is balanced by a modern and vibrant outlook.
Business and the arts flourish side by side; the city is a leading financial centre and the home of economic innovation, but it is equally recognised as the host of the world’s largest annual arts festival, itself contributing around £245 million to the local economy.
Edinburgh offers a highly skilled workforce; national and international transport connections; high quality housing, excellent education and healthcare; and diverse leisure amenities. Businesses, students and visitors are compelled by the city’s rich culture and excellent quality of life.