Seven areas of Scotland make list of best places to live in UK

Judges visited towns and neighbourhoods around the country to determine the Best Places To Live guide.

Seven areas of Scotland have been named among the best places to live in the UK.

The Sunday Times Best Places To Live guide has named Dunkeld in Perthshire as the number one spot in Scotland.

Judges visited all the locations and assessed factors ranging from the quality of transport links to broadband speeds, culture, access to green spaces and the health of the high street.

The other areas on the Scottish list include East Linton in East Lothian, Portobello in Edinburgh, Shawlands in Glasgow, Newport-on-Tay in Fife, Orkney and Tighnabruaich in Argyll and Bute.

Dunkeld, which sits on the banks of the River Tay, is known for Dunkeld Cathedral featuring the tomb of the notorious ‘Wolf of Badenoch’.

The brightly coloured ‘little houses’ of the town were built in the 1700s and now in the care of the National Trust For Scotland (NTS).

Wadhurst in East Sussex was named the overall best place to live in the whole of the UK.

Judges praised the town of less than 5,000 people – the smallest winner of the award in its 11-year history – for the many activities available for children, the farmers’ market, clubs, classes and the community cinema at the Community Hall.

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