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Why these French expatriates chose Scotland


TESTIMONIALS - Living in London? It's no for these French, who preferred to put their suitcases in Scotland. Comfortably installed, they absolutely do not regret their decision.

It was no longer made for me!

Olivia lived in London for almost a year in 2015, where she worked as a language assistant.

It's true, it's an exciting and culturally very rich and interesting city

, recognizes the young woman.

The problem is that it's too noisy, too polluted a city.

I no longer wanted to stay in a small, expensive and dusty apartment and wait for hours on expensive transport.

Olivia therefore preferred the Scottish quality of life.

A secondary school French teacher, the Frenchwoman now lives in a village not far from St Andrews, one hour from Edinburgh.

And the Frenchwoman is not the only one to have made this choice of life.

Emmanuelle Gabarda, she arrived in Glasgow in August 2017.

“I moved directly to Scotland, after briefly considering London.

But life being too expensive there, I thought that Scotland and in particular Glasgow were a good compromise.

, explains the 30-year-old, founder of the agency L'Ode Rose.

For Léa Salles, who has lived in Dundee since September 2020, it was studies that brought her to Scotland, student fees being free - at the time - for Europeans.

Marie had a crush on a trip 20 years ago.

So when the opportunity arose, mid-2018, she did not hesitate for a second to come and live in Edinburgh.

As for Virginie Pesci, she has lived in Scotland since 1998, in North Ayrshire in Irvine, after having landed a job as an assistant for a year in the country.

Read also“It has become nonsense”: these expatriates in London forced to return to France because of inflation

If the argument of the cost of living is often put forward to justify the choice to live in Scotland, it is far from being the only reason...

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Source: lefigaro

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