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Subject:  Re: Retiring to Scotland Date:  1/5/2004  11:24 PM
Author:  Rocannon Number:  1716 of 5224

warrl (or anyone who knows....),

Looks to me like most of your disadvantages of moving to Scotland could be countered - without giving up most of the advantages - by moving to a warmer part of Europe.

WeeBeastie is Scottish, so retiring to Scotland makes sense from a citizenship angle. Is it really so easy for a non-citizen of one EU country to get permanent residence in another EU country? I would think there are all kinds of residency issues... would WeeBeastie need to become a permanent resident in another EU country in order to get their health care (not go back to Scotland for all that)? How do you become a permanent resident if retiring there - strikes me as unlikely unless you've got huge wealth... Anyone know this? UK is still not even a Schengen state, is it - that would complicate things further?

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