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New study reveals the Highlands is the best place to survive the apocalypse

By Rachel Smart

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The Highlands has been named as the number one spot to survive the apocalypse. Picture: Getty Images
The Highlands has been named as the number one spot to survive the apocalypse. Picture: Getty Images

A new study has revealed the best and worst places to survive the apocalypse in the UK – with the Highlands taking the top spot.

The study, conducted by JeffBet, compared thirteen different metrics across each UK region and compiled them into an index, including population density and the availability of useful survival resources.

To evaluate the availability of food and water, the study compared the number of freshwater lakes, supermarkets, and grocery shops, as well as the amount of hunting, fishing, and outdoor supply stores. The study also compared hardware stores, garages, medical centres, and other valuable amenities to identify where has the most survival supplies.

Claiming the top spot with a commendable score of 74.04 out of a potential 130 points, the Highlands solidified its position as the prime choice for survival. JeffBet claimed that one of its standout strengths lies in its remarkably low population density, a crucial factor in navigating post-apocalyptic challenges.

Furthermore, the region's breath-taking landscapes offer not just aesthetic appeal but also practical advantages, boasting an abundance of scenic trails and wilderness areas, perfect for foraging and establishing remote shelters away from densely populated areas.

Securing the second spot with a respectable score of 71.27 points is the coastal region, Argyll and Bute, stretching along Scotland's scenic western coastline.

In third place comes the picturesque Orkney Islands off the North Coast of Scotland. Renowned for its rich history and abundant seal colonies, the island chain offers a sanctuary for those who can embrace primitive survival techniques – plus, living on an Island offers added security against external threats.

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