"Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind."

Winston Churchill

all you need for relocation to scotland

Welcome to EcosseDirect
Your guide to visiting and relocating to Scotland

With free, reliable and comprehensive information, tips and advice about all the crucial aspects of relocation to Scotland, EcosseDirect is here to help anyone visiting Scotland, or even with relocation to Scotland permanently.

We are confident that you will find all the answers to your questions about relocating to Scotland, or simply coming here on holiday. But just in case you don't, do contact us and we will come back to you with the answer.

Read our free comprehensive guides on places to visit in Scotland, healthcare, education, transport, properties and more.

Find lots of practical information, everything from reviews of hotels and restaurants, to information on local attractions, as well as useful guides on how to open a bank account, alcohol selling times and where to buy bus tickets.

From the heart of Franck David, EcosseDirect comes from his personal experience of moving to Scotland, not knowing much about it, and his sunsequent love of life in Edinburgh and Scotland over the past decade.

Since 1999, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise, experience, and very practical knowledge that you will not find in any tourist guide... or anywhere else!

French Course Edinburgh

Courses in French & English

Did you know EcosseDirect offers a friendly service designed to help you improve your French and English? We call it "brushing up your language skills". Do check our French & English Courses in Edinburgh section to find out how we can help you boost your confidence to have proper conversations in French and English, using everyday vocabulary and grammar.

Find out about our French Course Edinburgh

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Explore Edinburgh

Your guide to Scotland's fantastic capital city.

Read our guides on attractions and places to visit, events and information about relocating to Edinburgh, or visiting as a tourist.

Find information about Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, Our Dynamic Earth, The Scott Monument, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The National Museum of Scotland, The National Galleries of Scotland, The Scottish Parliament, The Royal Botanic Garden, The Royal Yacht Britannia, films, festivals, accommodation, news, tourism and more!

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In Scotland, it is an offence to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 unless the landlord (in a pub, hotel club, off-licence, etc) can prove they did their best to check that the person was 18 or over. It is also an offence to buy, or try…
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Pupils at school are entitled to fee school meals if their parents (or themselves) receive Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, some type of Tax Credits or support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Pupils who bring a packed…
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If your flight is delayed by more than 3 hours you may be entitled to compensation. The rules apply to all flights departing from airports in the European Union and to those EU- based airlines to airports in the EU. Compensation levels depend on the…
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