Retirement homes in Scotland

Whether you’re looking to retire to the coast, spend your golden years in the Scottish countryside or stay close to local amenities in the city suburbs, we have a retirement property to suit you.

Choose a retirement home in a nation packed with history

Wherever you look in Scotland, you'll see evidence of its vibrant heritage and rich history. From the mysterious stone circles that date back 5,000 years, right up to the opening of a new parliament in 1999, there's a range of opportunities to explore the nations colourful past.

You can see the ruins of Scotland's earliest castles first-hand, such as the 800-year-old Castle Sween, near Achnamara, or Aberdour Castle in Fife. There are also dozens of abbeys, churches and priories to explore, where you can trace the long history of religion across centuries.

You could spend your entire retirement trying to visit all of the historic sites around Scotland. Fortunately, there are more than 400 museums and art galleries to give you a head start, including the National Museum of Scotland and the famous Kelingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Experience the tranquillity and beauty of unspoilt natural surroundings

Scotland is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, with a diverse range of natural settings. Scotland has more than 11,000 kilometres of coastline and almost 50 National Nature Reserves, making is a haven for outdoor adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

You can admire the vast views from the peaks of mountains, follow miles of rivers on scenic walking routes, or spot rare wildlife in a wide range of habitats and landscapes. There are also hundreds of islands to explore around the coast, from the rugged terrain of the Orkney Isles to the bird sanctuary on the Isle of May.

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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The Perfect Location for Active Retirees

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, keep-fit fanatic or you can't stay away from the theatre, you'll find a huge range of activities, shows and events all over Scotland.

There are plentiful opportunities to maintain an active lifestyle: you can fish, sail, cycle and hike, surrounded by fresh air and clean water. Scotland is undoubtedly the perfect place for golfers, with the highest number of golf courses per person in the world.

If you'd rather just relax and soak up the art scene, you'll find hundreds of impressive venues, from famous city galleries to cosy, local theatres.

You can catch the Scottish Ballet company as it tours venues across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, see the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, or experience major West End shows at Edinburgh's Playhouse, the largest all-seated auditorium in the UK.

Wherever you choose your retirement home in Scotland, you won't be disappointed, with stunning landscapes and vibrant cities both within easy reach.

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“We’ve already made some lovely friends here, and we are really enjoying life.  There’s always something going on – we’ve had some great fish and chip supper nights in the homeowners’ lounge, there is always someone around to chat to if you want to and there’s always activities being planned."