Live in Scotland

How much money you need in the first 3 months in the UK

How much money you need in the first 3 months in the UK

The amount of money you need when you first arrive in the UK should ideally cover 3 months of living costs. Any less and you may find yourself having to cut your stay in the UK short.

The following figures are based on our experience as a family of four (mum, dad and two teenage boys) living in Glasgow, Scotland.

I've provided a reasonable range of costs as well as some insights into what our budget looked like when we first arrived. Rest assured, the first 3 months is unique, and can be brutal. It's easier sailing once you start earning an income. Make sure you're sitting down while you read this!

How to survive bus travel in Scotland: 25 Tips for a better ride

How to survive bus travel in Scotland: 25 Tips for a better ride

It is costly to own a car and with the price of parking in the city, most people only use their cars on weekends/days off and for chores/emergencies. Know now that catching a bus in Scotland is not like catching a bus in Australia. Same. Same. But different.

Catching a bus in Glasgow is a unique experience. These 25 tips will make sure you have a better (and safer) bus ride.