The capital came top of 32 areas in a new Vibrant Economy Index, which measures areas based on six key economic and social objectives to create an overall score.
Grant Thornton has published the index as part of its Vibrant Scotland programme, which aims to spark debate about how greater collaboration and innovation could unlock more sustainable long-term growth.
Edinburgh’s flourishing cultural and business environment, and internationally recognised quality of life, have helped to place it firmly in the top spot for overall vibrancy.Andrew Howie, managing partner in Scotland, Grant Thornton UK
The research showed that while Edinburgh came top for overall vibrancy and for dynamism and opportunity, Aberdeen was ranked highest for prosperity and the Orkney islands were scored number one for community, trust and belonging and also for health, wellbeing and happiness.
The data, generated by studying current official statistics and demographic analysis for each local authority area highlights some of the challenges facing Scotland...