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Scotland is a beautiful country in the United Kingdom with a population of around five and a half million. It has a vibrant, rich history that is both fascinating and complex, dating back as far as the arrival of the Roman Empire. Today, Scotland is known for many things including its stunning countryside, incredible castles, wild beaches, lochs, walks and its many, many islands.

Not only that, but together with wonderful food and hospitality, beautiful architecture, good public services and friendly people make Scotland an attractive place for retirement. There is so much to experience in Scotland, and it offers so many benefits. Here are just some of the reasons why Scotland could make a great retirement destination.

Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland

The Beautiful Scenery

Scotland is full of lush countryside that is overflowing with green spaces, not to mention all the towering mountains and the vast lochs. The country can be divided into three areas; the Lowlands, the Highlands and the Islands. The Lowlands are full of farmland and woodlands; the Highlands have their huge mountains, sweeping moorland and lochs; and the Islands have compact, wild landscapes and are surrounded by stunning beaches with beautiful sea views.

Aside from the incredible scenery, Scotland is also home to some fascinating habitats that are teeming with wildlife. You can find river dwellers like otters and salmon, or land dwellers like red squirrels and birds. In the mountains or moorlands, you could catch a glimpse of the majestic red deer or mountain hare, and on the islands, you’ll find the perfect place to go seal spotting.

If you want to spend your retirement years relaxing in nature, wildlife spotting, taking part in some country sports or practising photography, then Scotland is certainly a place where you will never run out of opportunity and stunning views.

Wonderful Walks

As Scotland is full of such wild and varied landscapes, hiking is a popular pastime. There’s a walk in Scotland for every level of fitness and some truly challenging walks for the more experienced hiker. There’s the West Highland Way, the country’s most popular long-distance trail that stretches for 96 miles through the most spectacular scenery, from Milngavie at the north-western edge of Glasgow up to Fort William.

There are also fantastic coastal trails where you can breathe in the refreshing salt air and immerse yourself in the dramatic landscapes as you discover the coves, bays and spot some incredible marine wildlife.  From just a few miles for a leisurely stroll to something a little longer, there’s a beautiful walk for all.  Longer coastal walks include the likes of the Mull of Galloway trail, which runs through Stranraer to Glenapp, and the Berwickshire Coastal Path, which runs from Cockburnspath south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland.

Mountain Walking in Scotland

So Much to Do and See

If walks and wildlife aren’t your thing then don’t worry, there is plenty of other things to see and do. Scotland has been home to thousands of castles for nearly a millennia, with many of them still standing. From the famous Edinburgh Castle to the lesser known Kilchurn Castle near Dalmally in Argyll, these buildings are sure to delight any history fans.

And if you just can’t get enough of history, Scotland is home to hundreds of museums, from tiny heritage museums to museums large enough to house Concorde – and you can even visit the Concorde in the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian.

In locations across Scotland, you can see (or even take part in) the spectacle of the Highland Games to watch the tug o’war, the hammer throw and enjoy the delights of the dancing and music. Near the city of Inverness, you can visit Loch Ness and try to catch a glimpse of the famed monster, or in St Andrews, you can visit the home of golf at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. And in August, you just can’t miss the Edinburgh Fringe International Festival, the world’s largest festival that features thousands of performances for the entire month across the City. You’ll never tire of things to do and places to go in Scotland.

Edinburgh Fringe festival on the Royal Mile

Bustling Cities and Cosy Countryside

Perhaps one of the best things about Scotland is that you get the best of both worlds. Are you a fan of the quiet countryside but your partner loves the vibrant city? Well, Scotland has something to suit everyone.

With busy cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness, Scotland truly caters to all. You can head out for an evening of drinks and dancing, visit one of the many theatres or music venues in the centre of the vibrant city, then take a train at the weekend for a relaxing trip in the countryside – it’s all very accessible.

You don’t have to restrict yourself to one kind of retirement activity in Scotland; you can have it all.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Easy Commuting

Scotland is well connected to other parts of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. It has five international airports flying to over 150 destinations. The rail service provides effortless travel, which links coast to coast as well as with the rest of the UK, and buses connect the network of small towns and villages to the cities and ferry ports.

So, if you do want to leave the car at home, getting across Scotland and beyond is a breeze. Scotland truly is a beautiful country with so much going on; you’ll wonder why you never moved there in the first place.

Glenfinnan Viaduct and The Jacobite Steam Train

If you do decide to make the move, Kangaroo Self Storage can help. We have self storage in Edinburgh, self storage in Dundee and self storage in Glasgow. You can store your belongings with us for as long as you need in our safe, clean and secure storage units. Contact us today to find out more.

market traders

Busy and bustling, market stalls are little hotspots selling delightful goodies and store cupboard essentials in every town. As a market trader, you don’t have the same space as a shop for all your stock and finding a secure location to store it is essential. Self storage could be the perfect storage for market traders.

Your house might be large enough to hold your stock at first. But, as you grow your business, so does your stock level.  Very quickly it will become clear that the spare bedroom just isn’t large enough. Living in between boxes and boxes of seasonal stock – even for a short time – isn’t much fun. We’re sure you’re tired of stubbing your toe on them, which is why we provide secure, high-quality business storage units so you are sure to keep all of your toes safe and sound!

During holiday and busy seasons, you are certain to want to increase your stock in preparation for the increased footfall and additional orders your trusty customers will place. Whether you need space just for a short time to meet the season’s increased demand or storage space in order to store your stock on an ongoing basis, we’re here to help.

Storing Extra Stock
Typical market days are eventful, with many customers stopping to buy from your stall. If you need to order additional stock Kangaroo Self Storage can take deliveries on your behalf – so you don’t need to be on site whilst your new stock arrives.

And, throughout the year, there are many holidays to prepare for. It will be important to keep your seasonal stock secure and in perfect condition. A storage unit will allow you to order in advance and store your stock – even for a short time.  That way it is ready for you to launch on your stall at just the right time. And, you can keep your stock and display, fresh and exciting.

Our units are spacious enough for all the stock you own.  Our free parking allows you to come and go as you please. We make it easy for you to move your stock between your unit and your stall. If you need somewhere to store your boxes, at Kangaroo Self Storage we have the perfect storage unit to suit your needs.

Keeping Your Items Secure
There’s no need to worry about your stock whilst it’s in storage either. We have cameras outside our store and inside along the store corridors – your stock is safe and secure. We want you to be able to relax and focus on your stall and know that any excess stock is safely and conveniently stored on your behalf.


Make sure you have space for all your stock; at Kangaroo Self Storage we are firm believers of keeping your goods – and toes – safe from harm. We have storage in Edinburgh, Glasgow and many more locations.  So get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about how we can help you. Just give us a call on 0800 012 1528.


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As a student, there may come a time when you look around you and realise you need to act. There is stuff everywhere and you know it can’t go on.  You can’t see your desk, let alone your chair – you need space to study.  After-all, that’s why you’re at Uni – right? Take a look below at the top 5 reasons why students need a storage space.

  1. You’ve Run Out Of Space

Tired of stepping over everything in your room?  Finding it impossible to have your friends in for a drink before you go out?

If your wardrobe is crammed to bursting and there’s no room on top of it – nor under the bed – you need to make some space.  Self storage will let you make room for what you really need and help you declutter your space.  It will also help you declutter your mind too.  What’s more, it’s cost effective.

2. You Don’t Want to Keep Moving Your Belongings Around

If you’re coming back to Uni or College next academic year, why lug your belongings all the way home?

Not only will it make life easier to keep your belongings in storage – but your parents will probably appreciate it too.  This way, you know your stuff is all in one place – safe and sound.  And your parents keep the spare room, or garage as it ought to be – free from all your belongings.

Get your stuff into storage over the holidays and pick it up at the start of the next academic year.  Or arrange for us to drop it off when you know where you’ll be staying.

3. You Need Space For Your Hobby

Be it painting, rock climbing or water sports – you need space to keep all the equipment that goes with your hobby.  Sure, getting into water sports sounded like a great idea at the time.  But now you’re stuck with a canoe in your room.  Not good.

If your room is too small for all that equipment (and, let’s face it, it probably will be), you can still enjoy your favourite activities by renting a storage unit and keeping your kit there.  We’re open seven days, so your kit is as accessible as it needs to be.

4. You’re Afraid of ‘Sticky Fingers’

Sharing a room can be a challenge sometimes.  You may luck out and room with the best people you’ve ever met – or maybe not.  If you’ve got the type of roomie who thinks it’s OK to borrow whatever they like, whenever they like – then think about term time storage.  Consider moving important or valuable possessions into storage – you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re safe and ready for you at all times.

5. You’re Running An Ebay Business

If you’re moonlighting as an Ebay or Etsy seller – or running any type of business for that matter – you need to keep all your merchandise safe and secure and in pristine condition.

Separate your student life from your work by using a self-storage unit for your goods.  We take deliveries on your behalf too – so there is no need to interrupt your classes.


At Kangaroo Self Storage we have all the space a student could possibly need!  With student storage Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh – take advantage of all the benefits our units offer to declutter your room.

Find out more from our helpful team, book student storage today on 0800 012 1528 or get a quote now.

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