Edinburgh's top 10 commuter towns to live according to new research - including Bathgate and Musselburgh

There are some great places to live that are close to Edinburgh

With the population of Edinburgh continuing to grow year on year, and the city facing a housing emergency, many people who work or have social connections in the city are choosing to live just outside the Capital where house prices are less expensive.

The list of Edinburgh’s best commuter towns was put together by food tech company Selecta Group, which offers convenience food services and coffee brands in the workplace and public spaces.

The study uses the latest city and country-level data available for key categories including train travel time to city centres, annual season ticket cost, school ratings, crime ratings and available wellness facilities, to rate the most desirable commuter towns to Edinburgh from best to worst.

Among the towns on the list are Musselburgh, Gorebridge, Galashiels, Linlithgow and Cowdenbeath, all just a short train journey from Edinburgh.