There’s plenty doom, gloom, confusion and frustration surrounding Brexit, Indyref2 and Trumpmania at the moment (let’s not get into any of that here!) but there’s also plenty to smile about if you’re a proud ‘Edinburger’ as the city continues to charge forward, fighting well above its weight as a global city. Here are some highlights from the past month or so (click on each title to read the full stories);

Edinburgh is one of the world’s top five cities for international investors – Property consultant JLL compared real estate investment with global cities’ size and Edinburgh showed its growing attraction for international investors, boosted by its increasing role in the tech sector

Edinburgh could be a hotspot for buy to let investment – JLL reports that property prices are expected to rise by 23 per cent over the next four years
Foreign investors choosing the regions, including Edinburgh, over London – According to The Telegraph 80% of 2016’s spending on commercial property in Edinburgh was from foreign investment

Edinburgh is one happy city! – 94% of residents say they are happy with Edinburgh as a place to live – one of the highest scores recorded anywhere in the UK

Edinburgh ranked the best city in the UK to start a new business – According to a report in The Independent, Edinburgh was awarded the title of best location for budding entrepreneurs to get their businesses off the ground

The Royal Mile is the ‘Second Prettiest Street in the UK’ – Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile takes 2nd spot in recent survey according to

The Edinburgh – Glasgow corridor deemed a UK ‘FinTech’ hot stop – A cluster of FinTech (Financial Technology) established companies and start ups around Edinburgh and Glasgow have helped the region achieve this title which bodes well for future business growth in Scotland’s central belt

Expats investing in UK buy to lets – Expat investors are finding it easier to get a foothold in the UK property market with more lending options available to compliment the weaker pound

Average rents in Edinburgh continue to climb – The average rent in Edinburgh has smashed through the £1,000pcm barrier again according to Citylets more recent market report