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Living And Working In Inverness

Joanna Clare

Inverness, which gained its city status in 200, is situated in the Scottish Highlands of which it is often considered the capital. It is the largest city - and the most northern city - in the Highlands and is on the north east coast.

Inverness has its own international airport (which has been voted the best airport in Scotland) at Dalcross which is around seven miles from the city of Inverness and a flight to London will take an average of an hour and a half. To travel the approximate five hundred and sixty miles by car will take a little over ten hours. Direct trains are available and there are frequent connections to many other towns and cities.

Inverness overlooks the Moray Firth which is an inlet of the North Sea. The weather in Winter can be rather cold and wet and if you want snow, then definitely head to the hills!

Inverness is a rapidly growing city and is admired for the high quality of life that it offers.In polls it is often described as the happiest place in Scotland so it is little wonder that increasing amounts of people are choosing to live and work here. Although very popular with tourists and visitors, the landscape remains relatively unspoilt.

Inverness has a very long and colourful history with many gruelling battles being fought over the centuries.Myths and legends of times gone by seem to have become entwined into the majestic and timeless landscape. The city which once had its economic background in ship building, rope making, salt production and the famous whisky distilleries still holds an alluring charm.

Nowadays,modern Inverness has many dynamic opportunities in varying sectors, especially within advanced engineering, design and manufacturing, infrastructure, life sciences and technology. Employment rates are low and the area boasts a robust workforce which consists of some highly talented and enterprising people with several large and successful multinational companies having their home here. It is therefore, the ideal place in which to invest.

The University UHI has campuses in Inverness and throughout the Highlands and Islands with many of the excellent courses working in harmony with the distinct and unique surroundings. The strong and highly respected university itself boasts that almost ‘three quarters of submitted research to REF was rated as world leading or internationally excellent’. Schooling is generally considered good and families tend to thrive within this wonderful city. Residents feel safe and secure in their surroundings with lower crime rates than many other similar sized places in Scotland.

Inverness offers a rich variety of things to see and do. The cosmopolitan city itself is bursting with life with shops, galleries and places of interest aplenty whilst literally on your doorstep there are some of the most stunning attractions which are ideal for nature enthusiasts. Loch Ness where you may be lucky enough as to spot the legendary ‘monster’ with the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Urquhart Castle nearby, the breathtaking Cairngorms, Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in Scotland and the Isle of Skye with its enchantment of cascading Fairy Pools.

House prices for an average home are around £210,000 with all preferences catered for including Victorian and Edwardian, modern and stone built properties,however - there’s certainly nothing average at all about the city of Inverness.

Looking for a Career in Inverness? We are hosting a careers fair at Jurys Inn on Tuesday 4th October, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here! We will be Looking for more job fairs near you? View our full schedule.

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