Situated on Scotland's beautiful and unspoilt east coast lies the region of Aberdeenshire, with the busy city of Aberdeen at its hub.

The region covers an area of over 2,500 square miles with a population of nearly half a million people, supporting a dynamic and thriving economy in which the principle industries are energy, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City have some of the highest living standards in the UK with excellent job prospects and first-class education, healthcare, local amenities and transport links.

We appreciate that relocation is a huge consideration for most people and that's why we have worked together with other organisations in the area and the local authorities to produce a comprehensive guide to Aberdeen city and shire.

Relocation assistance is often available and this is usually indicated in the advertisement.

Essential Guide to Aberdeen - Find out more about housing, education, weather and culture in Aberdeenshire and hear from others in various organisations who have relocated to the area.

International Relocation

Making the decision to move to the UK to work in UK higher education can be a complex process with many things to consider. The following websites provides access to helpful information for living and working in Scotland and general legislative matters such as immigration, taxation and driving in the UK.

Living and Working in Scotland

Lifestyle, Locations and Living

Government Guide to Living in the UK

Living and Working in Aberdeenshire


What the staff stay about Aberdeen

“Believe it or not, I like the climate! As an 'incomer' I found Aberdeen very friendly, and as an English person enjoyed getting to know the culture here, which is unique.”

Jane Williams Research & Enterprise Services

“You can enjoy city life here, but take a 15 minute drive and you are in beautiful relaxing countryside.”

Elaine Philip School of Applied Social Studies

“The coastal drive up towards Peterhead can be an amazing experience in summer. Ballater and Deeside also offer great outdoor experiences. There are wonderful walks around the National Trust for Scotland parks and properties.”

Nicolas Maulet Department of Management