The ‘most desirable places to live’ named in new research

New research has revealed the “most desirable places to live” in Scotland ahead of the summer, including scenic spots such as Craigellachie, the Isle of Islay, and Elie. Unfortunately, neither Dumbarton nor Vale of Leven is included in the list published, although Luss pictured above possibly should have been, in The Daily Record.

Portnahaven is a small village at the southern tip of the island of Islay , on the west coast of Scotland.
The Isle of Islay has been named as one of the top seven destinations to live in Scotland (Image: Paul Carroll and Mhairi Carroll / Getty Images)

The seven “most desirable places to live” in Scotland have been revealed according to new research.

Now that summer is finally here, people across the country will be looking to get out and make the most of the improved weather. Some will even be looking to make the move to live somewhere where they can enjoy spectacular scenery all the time.

With more and more people working from home these days, relocating could be crucial in order to gain green space, boost mental health, and spend more quality time with family while at work.

Office space consultancy firm has therefore investigated and ranked the most desirable locations across the country to live. The researchers used the number of views each location has received on video sharing app TikTok to find out the seven most “desirable” spots in Scotland.

From coastal towns and villages with mesmerising sea views such as Gullane and Elie to rural destinations like Braemar that are surrounded by tranquil woodland, they are all well worth a visit.

Here are a few of the “most desirable places to live” in Scotland according to the research.

Elie, Fife


The seventh most desirable place to live in Scotland according to the data is the village of Elie in Fife, with 12,400 TikTok views. The scenic spot is a popular seaside holiday destination over the summer, with its 16th-century harbour and sandy bay being particular highlights.  (Image: Andrea Pistolesi / Getty Images)


Killearn, Stirlingshire

Moving over to Stirling, the small village of Killearn is the fifth most desirable place in Scotland to live according to the research. With 393,200 TikTok views, it has plenty to see and do — including the Glengoyne whisky distillery, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and West Highland Way long-distance walking route. Image: Photo © John McLeish

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