NHS Scotland

Living and Working in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Our Board catchment area includes Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian and the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. A diverse region of exceptional beauty, it's a rare blend of historic and contemporary cultures.


A shopper's paradise, Edinburgh and the Lothians are also home to vintage boutiques, designer labels, major shopping centres and bustling local markets. Whether settling down in front of a roaring fire with locally brewed ale or sipping a cocktail in a stylish bar, you'll find the perfect end to an evening of fine dining.


Edinburgh hosts a variety of local and international festivals throughout the year, which makes it a popular destination for tourists. Please visit www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk for more detailed information on the various festivals that we host.


The great outdoors is never more than a stone's throw away or for those who prefer spectator sports, you'll find speedway, Premier League football and rugby. Not to mention a number of family attractions and leisurely strolls around country parks, castles, galleries and distilleries. Edinburgh is also an excellent location to explore the best Scotland has to offer with the Scottish Highlands accessible in a few hours via excellent transport links.


To find out more please visit www.edinburgh.org