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Working and volunteering


Various organisations offer volunteering opportunities in Scotland, with conservation, organic-farming and animal-welfare projects to the fore.


Whatever your skills, it’s worth registering with a number of temporary employment agencies; there are plenty in the cities.

Low-paid seasonal work is available in the tourist industry, usually in restaurants and pubs.

At the time of research, EU citizens didn’t need a work permit, but this may change as a result of Britain's planned exit from the EU on 29 March 2019.

The Youth Mobility scheme allows working visits for some foreign nationals.

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