Small, Successful Countries

Edinburgh & Glasgow In UK Top 5 Cities To Work

They came third and fifth with London and Manchester at 1 and 2. Frankly, I’m astonished that anyone thinks London would a better place to live. This is, of course, from Insider. Here’s a short extract and the usual list of related reports on the attractiveness of Scotland’s cities: ‘The results prove the importance UK workers place on maintaining a healthy work-life balance when considering their place of work. The study, conducted by totaljobs, also shows that the three key motivations for moving within the UK are better lifestyle (42%), increased employment opportunities (38%) and living in a desirable area (32%).’

Estonia - The First Free Public Transport Nation

“Before introducing free public transport, the city center was crammed with cars. This situation has improved — also because we raised parking fees. When non-Tallinners leave their cars in a park-and-ride and check in to public transport on the same day, they can’t only use public transport for free, but also won’t be charged the parking fee. We noticed that people didn’t complain about high parking fees once we offered them a good alternative.”