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ECS Scotland News

A collection of stories covering everything from English courses and accommodation to Edinburgh and beyond. If you’re looking for something specific use the category buttons to the right.

Recent articles — June 2013

Principal’s Post - summer in Edinburgh

Summer in Edinburgh It’s official, Edinburgh really is the place to visit.  Three recent surveys have placed Edinburgh attractions in their top ten ranking. The National Museum of Scotland took first place in the top ten visitor attractions in the UK. The museum is packed full of…

Students in Princes Street Gardens at lunch time. It is only 2 minutes walk from the school!

Holyrood Park with Arthur's Seat in the background. A fantastic park close to the centre of Edinburgh.

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Principal’s Post - Film Festival

Summer in Edinburgh Summer must be here, Edinburgh is hosting the first of its many festivals that are held at this time of year.  The 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from the 19th – 30th June and is the world’s longest continually running film festival. It…

FjordSailing Shetland race from Bergan (Norway) to Shetland (Scotland)

Blue sky and sunshine, summer has arrived!

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Accommodation in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an year round popular tourist destination Visitors from all over the world come to Edinburgh to enjoy the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty our city has to offer.  Many people choose to spend a longer time in Edinburgh and join an English language course so they…

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Council tax

Council tax in Edinburgh If you plan to live in the UK for more than a few months, it may be necessary for you to pay council tax for your house or flat.  Council Tax payments are made to the local council to pay for public services such as…

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Compliance with the law

Compliance with the law in the UK - You must be aged 18 or over to buy alcohol in the UK, both in shops and in pubs.  You may be requested to show proof of age (ID card or passport) if you look under the age of 25.  - It…

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