Hello
Guest

Sponsored Links


Topic: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!  (Read 1543 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • *
  • Posts: 3895

  • Liked: 763
  • Joined: Apr 2016
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 05:08:22 PM »
I think what this thread is proving is I should have moved to Scotland The visa challenges remain up there, but I'm glad quality of life is better. There isn't medical care for my condition outside of London so I guess if you have to travel to see docs anyways, may as well be somewhere nice the rest of the time!

Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk



  • *
  • Posts: 998

  • Liked: 318
  • Joined: Nov 2015
  • Location: Inverness Scotland
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 05:11:39 PM »
C’mon up Margo! Lots of room!


  • *
  • Posts: 6593

  • Liked: 1204
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Berkshire
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2020, 05:57:43 PM »
I live in Scotland, and I have to say that most people have been more than welcoming. No, I don’t earn what I did in the states but.... I have a nice 3 bedroom house with a big yard and amazing views. I have NO complaints!!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I think, to some degree, it kind of balances out? Like it's lower pay but cost of living (excluding London and certain areas) more or less balances out and particular items can be so much cheaper in the UK comparatively while others are crazy expensive. Swings and roundabouts and all that hah your yard is GORGEOUS.

Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


  • *
  • Posts: 998

  • Liked: 318
  • Joined: Nov 2015
  • Location: Inverness Scotland
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2020, 06:56:58 PM »
It really does balance out! And....KoD we have 3 bedrooms so come on up! You’re welcome here! As long as you don’t mind George the cat.


  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 21

  • Liked: 2
  • Joined: Mar 2020
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2020, 07:15:11 PM »
So glad to hear my love of Scotland echoed! I fell in love with the place and it’s people when I studied abroad there, and we are both really looking forward to that change of pace. We know that we won’t make anywhere near as much money as Boston, but we are okay with that. We are a bit sick of the American rat-race and ready for a slower pace of life, not to mention access to the breathtaking Highlands!

We are still in the planning phase, and are looking into different places/towns we could move to. Ultimately it will be dependent on the job my husband is offered, but just for fun, I’d love some suggestions if any of you Scottish folks have any!


  • *
  • Posts: 998

  • Liked: 318
  • Joined: Nov 2015
  • Location: Inverness Scotland
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2020, 07:20:38 PM »
What does your husband do? Or you?


  • *
  • Posts: 15352

  • Liked: 5183
  • Joined: Sep 2010
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2020, 07:49:40 PM »
I like Perth. Gateway to the Highlands.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 21

  • Liked: 2
  • Joined: Mar 2020
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2020, 07:51:43 PM »
He works in finance/accounting, so luckily pretty versatile. I work in marketing/graphic design.


  • *
  • Posts: 998

  • Liked: 318
  • Joined: Nov 2015
  • Location: Inverness Scotland
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2020, 10:04:07 PM »
He works in finance/accounting, so luckily pretty versatile. I work in marketing/graphic design.
My brother in law is in graphic design in Inverness.


  • *
  • Posts: 998

  • Liked: 318
  • Joined: Nov 2015
  • Location: Inverness Scotland
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2020, 10:11:47 PM »

Tonight’s sunset


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


  • *
  • Posts: 838

  • Liked: 10
  • Joined: Jan 2005
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2020, 07:56:30 AM »
Former Masshole here :)

Grew up/ graduated in Medfield. Was living in Medway before moving here to Scotland in 1999. Can't believe I've been here 21 years in July.. Eeeeks time does fly..
Scotland was always where I wanted to be when coming to the UK. and Scotland is where I will stay :)
Been here in Fife region for all but the first 3 years .. was in Aberdeen for the first 3 years.
Still miss my Dunks and good dill pickles lololol
PS I know i can get Dunks and dills online but it's soooooo bloody expensive, so I do occasionally treat myself, get some myself when visiting and ask friends that are visiting to bring back Dunks :)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 08:25:01 AM by Kaylesh »


  • *
  • Posts: 6593

  • Liked: 1204
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Berkshire
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2020, 08:06:41 AM »


Still miss my Dunks and good dill pickles lololol
PS I know i can get Dunks and dills online but it's soooooo bloody expensive, so I do occasionally treat myself, get some myself when visiting and ask friends that are visiting to bring back Dunks :)

Plus i dont think dunks here is the same at all. Even the donuts seem more crispy kreme than dunks and their iced coffee is more iced latte (and the fun flavours aren't here )



Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk

My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 15622

  • Also known as PB&J ;-)
  • Liked: 594
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Location: :-D
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2020, 10:37:18 AM »
A tiny watch out for you folks with English spouses though. There can be a real hatred towards the English. You can be from anywhere else, but not England.
Plenty of English people of course live in Scotland and the majority of Scottish people love the English just fine.  But, there are definitely the bad apples who spew anti-English rhetoric and bullshit. My Geordie in-laws have lived here for 40 years and my husband has lived in the Highlands since he was 2 and they have experienced a fair bit of anti-English hatred in their years.  I have seen it first hand too.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 10:43:20 AM by phatbeetle »
I've never gotten food on my underpants!
Work permit (2007) to British Citizen (2014)
You're stuck with me!


  • *
  • Posts: 3541

  • Liked: 480
  • Joined: Feb 2012
  • Location: Clydebank
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2020, 12:02:52 PM »
Hiya... another one in Scotland!  :)
I'm from California originally and have been in Scotland for 30+ years.  I would never want to live anywhere else, even though the town I currently live in is pretty shite (just over the Glasgow boundary in Clydebank).



  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 15622

  • Also known as PB&J ;-)
  • Liked: 594
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Location: :-D
Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2020, 12:12:48 PM »

Plus i dont think dunks here is the same at all. Even the donuts seem more crispy kreme than dunks and their iced coffee is more iced latte (and the fun flavours aren't here )

I had no idea there were Dunkin Donuts shops here.  No 'Dunkin Donut' with the handle though, which are my favourite. 

I've never gotten food on my underpants!
Work permit (2007) to British Citizen (2014)
You're stuck with me!


Sponsored Links





 

coloured_drab