Job offer in Edinburgh
I’ve been offered a job in Edinburgh and seriously considering the move. Job is not far from the airport. Initially I’d need a flat share until we sold out house and then the better half can join me and we can buy something and settle full time. Eventually we’d like something slightly villagie/rural.Posted 4 years ago
Any recommendations area’s etc how bad does the traffic get in that neck of the woods as there’s 3 motorways in that area?
Any areas to avoid when looking to rent?
Obviously I can explore while I’m on my own as I’ll have time on my hands.
Thanks in advance.somoukSubscriber
I visit every now and again as our head office is up that way in Livingston.
Traffic around the airport isn’t bad due to it being out of the city, it can get bad heading into or out of the cities (Glasgow/Edinburgh) but if you stay away from those you should be okay.
There are some nice places by a golf course just off Junction 3A of the M8 that I often run past when stopping in the Premier Inn there.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscribersomouk wrote:
There are some nice places by a golf course just off Junction 3A of the M8 that I often run past when stopping in the Premier Inn there.
Traffic is bad coming into town. If you’re working out that way and travelling from town then not so bad at all. Plenty of cycling options too as Edinburgh has a pretty good off-road cycle network.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Traffic across the bridge to the airport direction isn’t too bad.
Really? I used to do a 90mile/day commute from Midlothian to Fife and would grimace at the queues on the other side of the FRB heading toward Edinburgh.
Once over the bridge. (Heading south) traffic on the A90 going into Edinburgh can be horrendous, but the M90/M9 route is usually not too bad.Posted 4 years ago
Depends on what facilities you want in the village you live in. If you want trendy bars/restaurants then S Queensferry is probably best. Most of the other places mentioned have a couple of shops and maybe a takeaway and pub of variable quality/character. The advantage of living on the western outskirts of Edinburgh is that the motorways and ring road are really easy to get to for getting away compared to living in the centre when it’ll take you 30mins just to get to the outskirts.Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
aye +1 Linlithgow, maybe Balerno. Neither are cheap as chips but both are nice and from Linlithgow theres the canal route towards the airport. South Queensferry is actually ok itself if thats where youre working and theres plenty of backroads to get to Queensferry if you want to avoid motorways.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers for the replies still truly haven’t made the decision.Trying to dice with the idea that it’s going to be vastly more busy. Will be a massive move being apart from Mrs until the house is sold etc.
Thing that goes through my mind is that can we find somewhere that is quite enough (in the long run)that doesn’t mean a commute over about 1/2 hour to 40 min max. Ideal would be a small village with a shop and of course a cozy pub.
On the up accessibility to family would be easier even if it’d be a 4 hr drive.
There would also be load more accessibility/choice when shopping even down to food.
Also there will be more choice when it comes to utilities which should make it a cheaper but a massive increase in water rates and council tax.
I’d be interested to here what sort of money people are paying on Utilities council tax etc in that areaPosted 4 years ago
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