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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy EC Scotland Ltd T/A ECS Scotland (we, us, our) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We take the privacy of all of our customers and site users seriously and take great care to protect your personal information. Privacy & General Principles This policy…

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Summer excursions

All courses at ECS Scotland include one afternoon excursion per week Excursions are usually on a Wednesday afternoon.  We leave Charlotte Square at 1pm and return to Edinburgh at around 5pm, depending on traffic. The aim of the excursion is for you to practise your English outside…

Culross village

Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery

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Timetables for English course at ECS Scotland

All courses include an excursion to a place of cultural interest on Wednesday afternoons from 13.00 to approximately 17.00 Your exact timetable will be given to you with your letter of confirmation.  ECS Scotland reserves the right to change class times if necessary. General English 15 hours per week    Monday …

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Registering with the police in Edinburgh

Who needs to register with the police in Edinburgh? If you arrive to the UK from one of the following countries and your visa is for longer than 6 months, you need to register with the police with 7 days of your arrival: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil,…

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International student insurance

Insurance for international students Do you have insurance which will cover the cost of cancelling your flights, accommodation and English course?  It is not necessary to hold insurace when you come to study in the United Kingdom. However, it can promote peace of mind if you know you…

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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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