Focus on Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and 229,800 for the local authority area. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because […]

Top 10 Things to Know About Scotland

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Scots are known for giving a warm welcome to visitors, making it a safe place. The locals are friendly people who like to blether (Scottish word for talk), which is great for practicing English as you go in everyday situations, as well as learning in the classroom. It’s easy to get here with 4 international […]

Beautiful Autumn in Scotland

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There has never been a better time to discover Scotland’s two beautiful National Parks. Uncover stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife and a variety of outdoor activities in the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. At the heart of the UK’s largest National Park, the Cairngorms National Park, is the astonishing Cairngorms plateau. During the last […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe thoughts

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With about 50,000 performances of over 3,000 shows in almost 300 venues across Scotland’s capital city, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe constantly does its best for visitors and residents alike. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society  estimates about 3 million tickets are issued for shows and events in venues across the city, reflecting the continuing popularity and […]

Glasgow Games Best Ever in 2014

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  Summer 2014 saw Glasgow welcome the world to the biggest sporting and cultural event in Scotland’s history – the XX Commonwealth Games. With the construction of new state-of-the-art venues and the transformation of iconic buildings, Glasgow looked stunning. The real star of the Games though was the people of the city.  Glaswegians gave their […]

English UK Scotland Boosts Scottish Economy

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In the year January – December 2012, English UK Scotland members taught 13,749 students in total.  7,866 were juniors, while 5,883 were adults.  Although we had more junior students through our doors, the adults stayed in Scotland for longer, with 19,153 student weeks being recorded at junior level opposed to 32,233 adult student weeks. Our students come […]

Focus on Glasgow

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Have you considered visiting Glasgow for your English language studies? It’s Scotland’s  largest city and a vibrant and energetic place famous for its culture, style and friendly people. Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. In fact Glasgow is so […]

Focus on Perth

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Perth is ideally located right in the heart of Scotland, surrounded by some of the country’s  most beautiful scenery.  It is a compact, easily navigated city and proud of its safe and friendly environment. Perth boasts excellent shopping, eating out, entertainment, attractions and sport, all within close proximity to the city centre.  The city itself […]

Focus on Edinburgh

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Lets take a closer look at Edinburgh.  Twelve of our member schools are located in this city.  Summer is a great time to visit Edinburgh, as not only can you improve your English language skills with us, you will also have the chance to experience some amazing arts and culture.  But to be honest the […]

Tradition of Innovation

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Scotland is well know for being one of the most inventive nations on Earth.  Scots themselves, as well as the talented international research teams working in our world famous universities, have made many breakthroughs that have changed the way we live and work today. Where would we be without the telephone, television and penicillin?  It’s […]

What Our Students Say

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Our member schools stretch right across Scotland, from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow in the Central belt to Perth and Aberdeen further north.  Where would you choose to study?  To help you decide, here’s what some previous students have to say about their time learning English in Scotland: Luisa from Colombia spent 5 months […]

Friendly by Nature

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A recent survey has shown that you can be sure of a warm welcome if you choose Scotland for your English language studies. The Scotland Visitor Survey, the biggest of its kind produced by the Scottish national tourism agency VisitScotland, reveals that Scots were the perfect hosts in the summers of 2011/12 with 80 per […]