Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Orkney, Best Place To Live in Scotland

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Orkney has retained its title as the best place in Scotland to live in a new survey.  The 2015 Bank of Scotland Quality of Life survey placed Shetland second and the Western Isles third.

Orkney secured the top spot for the third consecutive year by scoring highly in categories including health, employment, low crime rates and good weather. It also boasted a low population density.

Top 10 Scottish areas

  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands
  • Western Isles
  • Aberdeenshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Scottish Borders
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Moray
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Aberdeen

The survey reported that Orkney had the highest employment rate in Scotland, with 86.3% of adult residents being in work, ahead of Aberdeenshire (81.7%) and Shetland (80.9%).

These were above the Scotland average of 73.8% and the UK average of 72.9%.

So why not apply for our Rural Track Program with rotations based in each of the top three in the survey?  We have rotations based in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, with hospital aspects of the rotations based in our rural general hospitals and the general practice aspect being based in the local training practices.  Our rural general hospitals get extremely positive feedback from our trainees with lots of hands on experience that is very appropriate for GP training all closely supported by the local consultants.

If the rural track is not for you then take a look at our Grampian Program with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire both figuring in the top 10 of the survey.

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