Tobermoray. Picture: DeFacto/Creative Commons

The 20 best places to live in Scotland, revealed

The best place to live in Scotland has been revealed in new research.

The Bank of Scotland’s 2019 Quality of Life Survey gave the prize to Orkney for its high employment levels, low crime rate, strong exam results, smaller primary class sizes and good health and happiness scores. Orkney also topped the UK rankings. Where does your region rank?

Dumfries and Galloway moves from eighth place in 2017 to fifth place in the 2019 Scottish rankings. Picture: Greig Williams/Geograph

5. Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway moves from eighth place in 2017 to fifth place in the 2019 Scottish rankings. Picture: Greig Williams/Geograph
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Inverurie, Aberdeenshire from above. Picture: M McBey/ Creative Commons

6. Aberdeenshire

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire from above. Picture: M McBey/ Creative Commons
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Montrose, Angus. Picture: WikiCommons

7. Angus

Montrose, Angus. Picture: WikiCommons
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Perth. Picture: Lis Burke/Wikimedia

8. Perth and Kinross

Perth. Picture: Lis Burke/Wikimedia
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