Aberdeen’s oil and renewables industry has brought prosperity to this stunning region of Scotland. This means that there are enough excellent dining and retail opportunities in the county to keep the hotels full - but with a beautiful coastline, excellent salmon fishing and deer hunting, and skiing and riding through the Cairngorms National Park, there are more than enough natural attractions for tourists as well as locals. Schools in this area tend to be excellent, and family homes are relatively affordable. Aberdeen is connected to all major towns and villages in the area by bus, is home to an international airport, and linked by ferry to the capitals of Shetland and Orkney, as well as having excellent rail links to Edinburgh and London. With the additional benefits of low unemployment and low crime, Aberdeenshire residents enjoy a very high quality of life.