The North of Scotland regularly tops the quality of life surveys for both Scotland and the UK. In this latest survey looking at "Best Places to Raise Children", published by Bank of Scotland, areas covered by the North of Scotland GP Training Schemes fill the top 5 places with Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles filling the top three places in that order. The islands were closely followed by Aberdeenshire and Highland in fourth and fifth places with Argyll and Bute also in the top 10 in eighth place.
Read more in these articles from the BBC and The Times.
- Orkney and Shetland 'best two places to raise children in Britain'
- Orkney comes top of the class as the finest location to bring up a family