In the latest of our series, we meet another person who’s made their home here.
What’s your name?
Age and family?
23, living with boyfriend
I work as a marketing assistant for a clothing company
Where are you from originally?
When did you come to Scotland?
Why did you come to Scotland?
After high school, I wanted to try something new, and since I did not know what I wanted to study at university, I figured I could go abroad to work for a bit, and practise my English. I chose Scotland because it is close to Sweden, both geographically and culturally.
How’s it been in reality?
At first, it was difficult because I was here on my own without knowing anybody and I was only 19 years old. After I settled a bit and found a good place to live, a job as a marketing assistant (and later on university studies), it felt a lot better and today I call Edinburgh my home.
What is Scots’ best quality?
They are easy to talk to, and are more easygoing than Swedes. I was amazed how little time it took before I had a bunch of local Scottish friends.
And the worst?
Sometimes some of them let the alcohol take over a bit too much.
What’s the funniest story about your time in Scotland?
Basically every time I tell visiting friends what is actually in the haggis they are eating.
And the future, will you stay?
Yes definitely. My boyfriend is Scottish and it is a beautiful place to live.