MSFS Edinburgh, Scotland Scenery

PreviewA detailed and extensive photogrammetry scenery package covering the entire city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and local surrounding areas for the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  Developed by Thalixte.

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Country United Kingdom
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Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release
File size
3.79 GB
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Scanned 20 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

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A detailed and extensive photogrammetry scenery package covering the entire city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and local surrounding areas for the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  Developed by Thalixte.

An overview of the city of Edinburgh after installing the add-on in Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.The developer Thalixte is well known for their photogrammetry scenery releases - each improving over the default offerings in Microsoft Flight Simulator.  While the scenery packs may appear large, they are not that much larger than what would be used if you were to compare them to the default MSFS photo terrain streaming cache.

This particular pack covers the area in and around Edinburgh, Scotland, and is one of the first UK photogrammetry packages we have listed on the site.

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland in the UK and it is famous for its castle and historic buildings and stadiums - all are present in this release.


The developer has listed a couple of requirements for using this add-on.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Cache

Important! in order for this mod update to work properly, go to the Microsoft Flight Simulator Roaming folder in C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator or C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\Local Cache (depending on your MSFS version - steam or MS Store), then remove the file named Content.xml.

World Update 3+ Handcrafted Objects Requirement

This scenery is compatible with the WU3 update, but you need to download the UK MS/Asobo handcrafted objects first. Also, make sure they are up to date (check them in the content manager).

Complete Pack

The freeware release available from Fly Away Simulation includes all packs needed to experience the whole scenery area of Edinburgh, Scotland as envisioned by the developer.  Some other sites that list this file release it in parts.  The one you download from here will include all parts (1-2) and is a complete, single download pack with no need to source or search for additional files or releases.  It's a complete package with a single download.  The developer originally released this scenery in 2 parts - they are all included.

This is a very large download and while it's easy to download (all in one pack), we recommend a download manager should your connection get interrupted.

Finding the scenery

If using simply GPS, the coordinates for the center of Edinburgh are: 55.9533° N, 3.1883° W

Best Airports to Fly From/To

If you're wanting to start/stop flights at airports in and around the scenery coverage area, the best places to take off from and land at are;

Major Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EGPH)
  • Glasgow International Airport (EGPF)
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport (EGPK)

Smaller/Light Airport/Airfields

  • Cumbernauld Airport (EGPG)
  • Perth Airport (EGPT)
  • RAF Leuchars (EGQL)


Once you have downloaded the archive and extracted the content, simply browse into the MSFS Scenery Files folder and copy the following folders into your MSFS community folder:

  • thalixte-edinburgh
  • thalixte-edinburgh2

Once that's complete, you should be able to load the scenery and perhaps use one of the starting airports listed above.

Images & Screenshots

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About the Developer: Thalixte

This mod was developed by Thalixte.

Thalixte is a developer that has focused on creating photogrammetry and scenery packs for the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  All of this developer's releases have received fantastic feedback from many users on various flight sim websites including Fly Away Simulation.

Based in France, the developer tends to focus on creation of European packs however some "further afield" packs have also been created.


Donate to Developer.

The developer of this mod/add-on (Thalixte) has worked hard in order to produce this freeware creation. If you enjoy and make use of this release, why not donate to the developer to help support their projects?

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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GORDON JOHNSTONEMon, 21 Nov 2022 14:24:33 GMT

can't see a file named Content.xml. MSFS, not the Steam version.

thanks, Gordon.

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