Award-winning Edinburgh is one of the fastest growing and most productive cities in the UK. It is the UK's most prosperous city outside London with an unrivalled quality of life. Listed below are some of the prestigious accolades that Scotland's capital city has picked up in recent years;

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Edinburgh Awards

Top UK City (best prospects for economic growth) - The UK Vitality Index, Lambert Smith Hampton (2019)

The 'healthiest' high-street in the UK - The Royal Society for Public Health (2018)

'Most liveable city in the World' - Arcadis’ 2018 Sustainable Cities Index (2018)

Best city (UK) for students to live and study - Liberty Living Survey (2018)

Britain’s best city to visit - Top 20 Travel Destinations, Telegraph Travel Awards (2018)

1st European Cities of Influence ('Small' pop. <2m) - Cities of Influence, Colliers International (2018)

'The UK's most attractive city to live and work' - Royal Mail (2018)

'Best British City' - Top 20 Travel Destinations, Telegraph Travel Awards (2017)

Best place to live in the UK - Hot Housing Index, Property Week (2017) 

3rd most creative city in the UK - CBRE's ‘Creative Regions’ Top 25 outside London (2017)

2nd in the world for Quality of Life - Deutsche Bank (2017)

UK’s ‘most walkable’ city - Living Streets (2017)

Best UK city for entrepreneurs to launch a start-up - Expert Market (2017)

4th for overall investment intensity -  JLL Investment Intensity Index; Global Top 30 (2017)

1st for hotel investment intensity - JLL Investment Intensity Index; Global Top 20 (2017)

2nd for cross-border investment intensity - JLL Investment Intensity Index; Global Top 12 (2017)

2nd for investment intensity in the retail sector - JLL Investment Intensity Index; Global Top 20 (2017)

1st FDI Strategy - Global Cities of the Future, Financial Times fDi Magazine (2016/17)

'Best Mid-sized City’, Business Friendliness - Financial Times fDi Magazine (2016/17)

Invest Edinburgh - Best in FDI (Europe) - Global Business Awards, The European magazine (2016/17)

Best European City for Technology Firms to Locate - European Business Magazine (2016/17)

Entrepreneurial City of the Year - Great British Entrepreneur Awards (2016)

One of the most sustainable cities on Earth (13th) - Sustainable Cities Index, Arcadis (2016) 

Top UK city to invest in student accommodation - Real Estate Agent, Chestertons (2016)

Most attractive British location for commercial property investment outside London – Morton Fraser (2016)

Highest in UK – 55% of the Edinburgh workforce has a degree level qualification or equivalent (2016)

'Best British City' Telegraph Travel Awards (2016)

UK’s largest ‘Gigabit City’ - Edinburgh is the UK’s largest Gigabit City (2016)

Culture capital of the UK  - Daily Record’s analysis of 10 of the UK’s major cities (2016)

1st in UK for Green Flag Parks - Edinburgh has more green flag parks than any other major UK city (2016)

The list of awards, above, is based upon press releases and media reports. While every effort has been made to ensure a high degree of accuracy the authors can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of information quoted and interested parties should seek further independent clarification if further details are required.


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