Inverness is the Happiest Place in Scotland
Inverness is the happiest place to live in Scotland, and the second happiest in the whole of Great Britain, according to a recent survey by property company Rightmove.
The top spot was apparently claimed by the Yorkshire town of Harrogate for the second year in a row. Interestingly, the areas with the ten lowest scores overall were all within the Greater London area.
The survey asked respondents to rate their local area on 12 different measures that are thought to have an impact on how happy people are with where they live. These measures fell under three main headings – your property, your home and your community.
The Scottish town of Kirkcaldy received the highest score overall for the measure entitled space, while Nottingham was top for value and Preston for pride.
However, when Rightmove combined the scores for all the individual categories, Inverness claimed the number two spot.
The Highland Council welcomed the results of the survey.
“This confirms our own very strong beliefs that Inverness and indeed the Highlands are a great place to live work and play,” commented Council Leader Drew Hendry. “People are proud of their homes, feel safe and have strong links with their community.”
“The results of the online survey are further evidence of the attraction of setting up home in Inverness,” added Provost Graham. “We have good schools, good shops and restaurants, good transport links, good events to enjoy and the most attractive environment you could ask for.”
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