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Best Place to Live in Scotland

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6 hours ago, Bonksy+HisChristianParade said:

Dundee is OK. Definitely not the best place to live in Scotland.

They have transformed the waterfront, torn down many of the multis, so improved yes, best place to live, not sure

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7 hours ago, Sooky said:

 

The Sunday Times have compiled a list of the best places to live in Scotland, with Dundee taking the top spot. Dundee appears to have been given top spot due to its “transformation from run-down industrial relic to vibrant creative hub” and its low house prices. West End and Broughty Ferry get much praise, but the Sunday Times do appear to be concerned by the lack of John Lewis in the city...

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dundee-best-places-to-live-r2lwq7tkx

 

Honourable mentions have gone to:

Leith, Edinburgh

Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Finnieston, Glasgow

Killearn, Stirling

Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

Mull, Argyll and Bute

North Berwick, East Lothian

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute

St Boswells, Scottish Borders

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-places-to-live-scotland-sunday-times-033c9cwxz

 

 

Is Dundee a rightful winner?

 

Where is the best place to live in Scotland?

 

Do any P&Bers hail from the 10 best places to live?

 

Can a place truly be a good place to live if there is no John Lewis?

 

Dundee? Maybe. Nice swimming pool. V&A is just a tease; a vast cavern with not much in it. It’s alright.

I want to live for a year in Assynt, as I like this place most. I’d imagine the winters could be cold, wet and bleak, like they are in the rest of Scotland, just with less going on.

Castle Stalker is probably a bit cold in the winter. I’ve never been there and until this article i’d never heard of Port Appin.

I shop online. They only have stores in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and the weeg. John Lewis is anywhere you have the Internet. I don’t shop at John Lewis anyway. 

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5 hours ago, IrishBhoy said:

Somewhere close to Edinburgh or Glasgow close thread. 

Cowdenbeath!

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Folk from Dundee are the neediest in Scotland %10000. Not an awful place but should be nowhere near the top.

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Leith is good if you want to pay £200,000 for a one bedroom flat with damp and holes in the roof.

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7 hours ago, Sooky said:

 

The Sunday Times have compiled a list of the best places to live in Scotland, with Dundee taking the top spot. Dundee appears to have been given top spot due to its “transformation from run-down industrial relic to vibrant creative hub” and its low house prices. West End and Broughty Ferry get much praise, but the Sunday Times do appear to be concerned by the lack of John Lewis in the city...

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dundee-best-places-to-live-r2lwq7tkx

 

Honourable mentions have gone to:

Leith, Edinburgh

Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Finnieston, Glasgow

Killearn, Stirling

Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire

Mull, Argyll and Bute

North Berwick, East Lothian

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute

St Boswells, Scottish Borders

 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-places-to-live-scotland-sunday-times-033c9cwxz

 

 

Is Dundee a rightful winner?

 

Where is the best place to live in Scotland?

 

Do any P&Bers hail from the 10 best places to live?

 

Can a place truly be a good place to live if there is no John Lewis?

 

Leith is ok if you like wanky pubs selling craft beers, coffee joints and student flats

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This resurgence of Dundee thing seems to be a overgrown media hype job consisting of the V and A and load of plastic buildings thrown up by the Riverside plus a Malmaison. Haven't been on Perth Rd for a while so assuming that's still decent. West Port has one decent bar now and Broughty Ferry is probably the most overrated area in the country. Looks alright but populated by rednecks who really think they've made it in life. 

Stockbridge is good but only has the one gear, Leith should've been a clear winner. 

 

 

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After moving to Dundee last year, I can confirm that it is a great place to live. Having lived in Fife, Argyll, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Dundee is top of my list. The kids love it, great parks and plenty to do. Close enough to most other cities. 

More down to earth people than Aberdeen.

Not as overpriced as Edinburgh.

Not as deluded as Glasgow.

Not Perth.

Pitty the football on show is absolute dug shite.

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17 minutes ago, johnnydun said:

Having lived in Fife, Argyll, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Dundee is top of my list.

 

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1 hour ago, ecto said:

They have transformed the waterfront, torn down many of the multis, so improved yes, best place to live, not sure

Aye I know, I lived there and it was decent. Glasgow and Edinburgh are much better cities, however.  Then if you prefer country living, it obviously doesn’t tick that box either. That’s why in my opinion it should be nowhere near the best.

Salaries in Dundee are low, a lot of the accommodation is gash, there aren’t many jobs, loads of junkies/poverty still, a bit out the way geographically. It is much improved though and I do hope it continues.

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Reading that £1 billion has been/is being spent rejuvenating Dundee. Now I won’t ever discourage investment to revitalise somewhere, but having so much being focused in one area while there’s countless towns and villages across the country dying on their arses with next to no investment doesn’t add up.

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1 hour ago, johnnydun said:

After moving to Dundee last year, I can confirm that it is a great place to live. Having lived in Fife, Argyll, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Dundee is top of my list. 

 

Dictionary definition of being damned by faint praise.

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26 minutes ago, eez-eh said:

Reading that £1 billion has been/is being spent rejuvenating Dundee. Now I won’t ever discourage investment to revitalise somewhere, but having so much being focused in one area while there’s countless towns and villages across the country dying on their arses with next to no investment doesn’t add up.

That volume of cash suddenly being put into a small city to "regenerate"  will probably mean a load of shit flats and hotels at inflated prices that will put more pressure on somewhere like Reading Rooms which seems to be the only decent club Dundee has left to shut down.  It's a decent media story though, a once notoriously struggling city starting to find it's feet etc.....

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29 minutes ago, bernardblack said:

Leith has too many hipsters IMO

Dundee is going that way too, rapidly. 

10 minutes ago, Boostin' Kev said:

That volume of cash suddenly being put into a small city to "regenerate"  will probably mean a load of shit flats and hotels at inflated prices that will put more pressure on somewhere like Reading Rooms which seems to be the only decent club Dundee has left to shut down.  It's a decent media story though, a once notoriously struggling city starting to find it's feet etc.....

The Rooms is fucked. 

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35 minutes ago, bernardblack said:

Leith has too many hipsters IMO

 

3 minutes ago, Dele said:

Dundee is going that way too, rapidly. 

 

I blame Comic Studies at the Uni, tbh.

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10 minutes ago, Dele said:

Dundee is going that way too, rapidly. 

The Rooms is fucked. 

Been hearing quite a lot about it. It's brutal what seems to be happening to the place, if true. Thought things were bad through here for good music venues.

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The small towns directly across the tay from Dundee are the best places to stay. Go to Dundee when we need to easily for the good facilities but not have to actually live their.

Dont know where they live these days but the centre is still full of onion bhajis

 

 

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