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These are the 20 happiest areas in Scotland to live

The areas of Scotland with the highest life satisfaction levels have been revealed in new analysis.

The Office of National Statistics asked personal well-being questions to adults in every county and council area in the UK from March 2012 to March 2019 to determine life satisfaction levels of the population. In Scotland, the areas of Orkney and the Western Isles came out top, consistently reporting high ratings for all the four measures of personal well-being in the seven-year study period. These are the areas of Scotland found to have the highest life satisfaction scores.

Kirkwall in Orkney. The islands came out on top as the place in Scotland with the highest life satisfaction. Life satisfaction score: 8.4/10

1. Orkney Islands

Kirkwall in Orkney. The islands came out on top as the place in Scotland with the highest life satisfaction. Life satisfaction score: 8.4/10
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Stornoway on the isle of Lewis.  Life satisfaction score: 8.2/10

2. Western Isles

Stornoway on the isle of Lewis. Life satisfaction score: 8.2/10
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Life satisfaction score: 8.01/10

3. Highlands

Life satisfaction score: 8.01/10
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Dalkeith Palace in Midlothian. The region has a life satisfaction score of 8.01/10

4. Midlothian

Dalkeith Palace in Midlothian. The region has a life satisfaction score of 8.01/10
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