Is Elgin a nice place to live?
Elgin is a prosperous, well connected, regional center with a picturesque town center. It benefits from good schools, relatively good weather and easy access to nature. Elgin took fifth spot on The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list for 2020 which noted Elgin’s bustling town center, rich heritage, entrepreneurial spirit, travel connections, fast broadband and good educational options.
Is Elgin a safe place to live?
The crime rate in Moray is the 6th lowest in Scotland (out of 32 local authorities) with 264 crimes reported per 10,000 residents. The people of Moray suffer less from multiple deprivation than those in the rest of Scotland with just 3% of areas in Moray being amongst the country’s most deprived. Elgin is the base of the Moray area command center in the North East division of Police Scotland, the Police maintain a visible community presence.
What is the weather in Elgin like?
Moray is known for its comparatively warm, dry climate and high levels of sunshine. It is protected from the Atlantic by mountains to the west and south, which create a rain shadow keeping the area relatively dry. We are however exposed to winds from the east and north, which can lead to heavy rainfall and snowfall in winter.
This sheltered location and high levels of sunshine make it a popular destination for tourism, outdoor activities and flying. It is no coincidence that one of the RAF’s busiest fast jet airfields is RAF Lossiemouth just 6 miles away.
The temperature typically varies from 1°C to 18°C over the year and is rarely below -4°C or above 22°C. Annual rainfall of around 670mm compares favourably to 1574mm for all of Scotland, and 1163mm for all of the UK.