I've been asked this question a few times before. A few years ago a colleague told me she'd love to live in the US because they have great theme parks. Uh huh. Good reason, hen.
To answer the question, I guess a list is best.
- It's stunningly gorgeous here! Lochs, mountains, green, countryside, coastlines, islands.
- The Scottish sense of humour, although I don't always appreciate it....
- The slang, the lowlands Scots language - very entertaining to listen to.
- The accents.
- The pride in being Scottish, so many people knowing their history well.
- The long distinguised history of Scotland - the Enlightenment, free education, free university tuition, inventors, engineers, there was a high literacy rate in Scotland even in the 17th century, etc.
- People are easy-going and friendly and will talk to people they don't know. Nobody is suspicious when spoken to by a stranger.
- The open-mindedness of Europeans in general. The lack of prudishness.
- My interest in ancient history and culture is easily satisfied here as it's at my fingertips.
- I like old architecture and find it interesting and full of character.
- There is a charm in old villages, old churches, well-preserved and cherished.
- The NHS.
- The Scottish goverment takes care of its elderly.
- The ease of taking short trips to continental Europe, Ireland and the rest of the UK.
- I feel at home here.