‘Edinburgh tops list of most influential small cities in Europe’


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From Insider magazine, again, today:

‘Scottish capital scores high on economic output and the aspirations of its workforce. Bottom of Form  Top of Form

Bottom of Form

Edinburgh has been ranked first among its peers in a new report on Europe’s “cities of influence”, with strong marks for its economic output and the availability of skilled staff. The Cities of Influence report by Colliers International is based on a variety of factors such as occupier attractiveness, availability of talent, quality of life, economic output and productivity. Edinburgh was the highest-ranking UK city in terms of “employee aspirational” factors.’


Good news about Edinburgh is appearing almost weekly. See these recent examples:

‘Edinburgh among the best for equality’

Best UK city for inward investment is Edinburgh

More bad news for Ruth and Kezia: ‘Edinburgh is most active UK city for innovation outside London’

Regular readers will know that comparable good news about other parts of Scotland is also pretty commonly reported here. See:

‘Glasgow named top convention spot for a record 12th year in a row’

It’s Dundee hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and not for the first time this year



4 thoughts on “‘Edinburgh tops list of most influential small cities in Europe’

  1. Alan Gordon March 14, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Top most influential city to go with the top two most influential women, what a country. A good job a sense of groundedness is also part of the culture, otherwise we’d be running out of hats in the extra large size.


  2. Henry Lewis March 14, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I loved the 12 months I spent living and studying in Edinburgh as a mature student. It may not be perfect but it’s one of my favorite world cities!


  3. Ludo Thierry March 14, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Really good to see Edinburgh/Scotland earning this recognition on the international stage. Just across the Firth in Rosyth the Babcock’s announcement shatters another of the Better Together ‘promises’: From beeb Jockland site:

    Babcock Rosyth to cut further 150 jobs
    It was announced in November that around 250 jobs would be going at the site as its contract to build two Royal Navy aircraft carriers neared completion.
    The additional posts are to be cut after the firm spent months reviewing its operations.

    When it revealed job losses in November, the firm said the end of a 10-year programme of works for the Ministry of Defence had led to it having to restructure.

    The Scots won’t be quite so gullible next time round.


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