From the Halifax 2018 Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey, here are the top 5:
- 1. Orkney Islands, Scotland
- Rutland, East Midlands
- Wychavon, West Midlands
- Winchester, South East
- Waverley, South East
The study looked at aspects of life including employment and education as well as social and environmental factors, to make the findings. This is the second year in a row for Orkney to come top.
It’s good to see Monty Python’s favourite, Rutland, coming in second. Scotland’s only other entry in the top 50, Shetland came in 41st. So, overall, maybe it’s not such good news. You have to wonder if they looked properly at parts of rural East Lothian, Dumfries and Galloway, Perthshire and eastern Fife, to name a few.