I move around often enough while still needing to find regular accommodation as I travel. I've found that different countries focus on different flatshare sites, mostly because the multilingual ones like easyroomates cost money. I'm specifically looking for accommodation options in St. Andrews in Scotland, which appears too small for flatshare.com, which usually had the best options for Manchester. Many other such sites don't cover Scotland or have very few listings available.

Is there a specific flatshare site for Scotland? I'd be particularly interested in sites that cater to non-anglophone foreigners living in Britain.

  • Hi Jeff, currently this isn't exactly a travel question - we try to steer clear of housing/immigration questions. Could you perhaps reword to make more travel related? For suggestions, see the faq. Cheers.
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 29, 2011 at 0:28
  • I move to different countries so often that I forget it might not be considered travel. lol I'll check out the faq. Nov 29, 2011 at 0:59
  • Yeah, I was sorta on the fence on this one, as it's something I do as well. I'll edit it as well just to tweak a bit, let me know if it has changed your intention.
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 29, 2011 at 1:07
  • you're probably aware of trendy "airbnb" which has spring up in the meantime. holiday-rentals.co.uk is biggest for "holiday accoms" as such.
    – Fattie
    Aug 20, 2014 at 12:44

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The definitive, free site for flatsharing in London, at least, is Gumtree. It also covers the rest of the UK, including Scotland.

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    My experience of the Rest of the UK is that Spareroom is considerably more used (and less full of scams), although Gumtree is functional.
    – CMaster
    Apr 11, 2016 at 9:04

There is also spareroom (although spare room costs if you want access to adds straight away) London focused but it does have adds for the rest of the country.

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