Living in Tayside

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Discover award-winning towns and cities, breathtaking beaches and alluring countryside. Historically rich and home to Scotland’s longest river, Tayside is an innovative and exciting place to begin or expand your career.
Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross make up this vibrant region - between them offering the perfect blend of city, country and coastline. In fact, you can easily enjoy the tranquillity and scenery of neighbouring towns and villages within reach of the region’s cities of Dundee and Perth.


Dundee Discovery

RRS Discovery Docked in Dundee

Dundee is innovative, creative and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city. Rich heritage, countryside splendour and thriving industries are abundant and is encapsulated the Dundee’s slogan, ‘One City, Many Discoveries’.

The city is currently undergoing a £1 billion regeneration project which will see the stunningly-designed V&A Museum open in 2017 on a transformed waterfront area which will also be home to Captain Scott’s ‘Discovery. RRS Discovery was the ship that carried Captain Scott on his first expedition across the Antarctic. She was constructed in Dundee and returned home in 1986.

Dundee was shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2017 in recognition of the investment that is being made in its cultural regeneration.

Perth and Kinross

View of Perth

View of Perth

Situated in the very heart of Scotland, Perthshire is home to scenic glens, medieval castles, whisky distilleries and hills and mountains packed with wildlife.

Once you’ve soaked up the stunning scenery of outdoor Perthshire, head into the city of Perth to find shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and theatres. Framed by two grand public parks and the striking Tay Street promenade.

As the heart of Scotland, Perth provides effortless access to the entire country - from St Andrews to the Isle of Skye. Located on the banks of the River Tay, this scenic friendly city is home to circa 46,000 people. Rich in history, Perth was Scotland’s ancient capital for almost five centuries.

Perth city is beautifully presented and is a regular contender for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom award. It is also renowned for its championship golf and delicious local produce.

Kinross is the ideal location for hillwalking, golfing, cycling or simply enjoying spectacular scenery. The M90 motorway provides easy access from the area to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Perth.


Stracathro House

Stracathro House

Rich in history and full of potential, Angus is a popular destination, thanks to attractions such as Arbroath Abbey (home of Scotland's historic Declaration of Independence) and Carnoustie with its legendary championship golf course. Other outdoor active pursuits includes cycling and walking whilst admiring the spectacular scenery.

The Angus coastline is a wildlife watching secret and is home to a wide variety of coastal and marine habitats and species. A range of marine mammals can be spotted from many land based sites and bottlenose dolphins frequently travel the length of the coast.

With it’s unspoiled coastline, diverse countryside and a real sense of community, Angus offers superb schools, affordable housing and excellent leisure facilities.

With a dynamic and diverse business culture and first class transport links, it all adds up to Angus being a great choice.

Angus Cycling Hub -


In Tayside there are a host of schools, both public and private and excellent colleges and universities making Tayside a family friendly location.  Please find some of these listed below:


Whether you want to live in the rural countryside or one of Taysides’ vibrant cities or towns, you’ll have ample housing choices, many below the national average house price.

For more information about housing in Tayside, visit the Tayside Solicitors Property Centre website.

See, do, experience

Tayside showcases castles and churches alongside museums, galleries, and an endless selection of eateries. Perth, for instance, is celebrated for its culinary delights and more rural areas are known for their superior selection of beef, lamb and mouth-watering berries, whilst the Angus coastline is home to the world famous ‘Arbroath Smokies’ and many other seafood delights.

Tayside is also home to numerous festivals such as the music festival T in the Park. Dundee boasts events including the Jazz Festival and Scotland’s largest food and flower festival.

As an outdoor enthusiast you’ll have endless options - try your hand at golfing, hiking, white-water rafting, and much, much more.

Getting around

There are excellent connections to and within the region. It only takes approximately 30 minutes to drive between Dundee and Perth and just over an hour between Dundee and Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Travelling and commuting within Tayside can easily be done by road, bus or train.
Dundee’s regional airport offers daily flights to London Stansted and London City n addition to private and leisure flights. However, The International airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen will ensure you are connected from Scotland to the rest of the world.
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