2020 has been a tough year for everyone. With 2021 just around the corner, families all across the world are reuniting virtually this Christmas.

With this in mind, Taggart Homes who power the Destination Derry initiative have launched their Christmas message, #ItsTimeToComeHome video.

In keeping with the theme of Destination Derry, the message is simple. Home is at the heart of who we are. Now with remote working and working from home, maybe it’s time to consider coming home. Being closer to those we love.

Families and friends everywhere are desperately missing their loved ones, so Taggart Homes created this video to showcase the importance of home and in particular the wonderful spirit of being home in Derry at Christmas.

It highlights what an amazing place Derry is and that our thoughts are with everyone, especially our Derry Diaspora living abroad and unable to share the festive season with the ones they love at home.

This is a message of hope.

Throughout this year, our community have had to adapt to a new way of living and working. Working remotely has resulted in a new way of living and working in the region. Where originally we no choice, a new world of choice has opened up. This is remote working and working from home in Derry.

In recent months Derry has been ranked as the top place in Northern Ireland to work from home. Plus it’s fourth best in the UK. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, said

“Derry and Strabane ticks all the right boxes when it comes to working from home and working remotely. Not only is there accessibility through strong broadband speeds, but the high scores on green spaces, low crime and air quality show that Derry and Strabane is a fantastic overall location for working and living.”

If you are considering relocating to Derry city or county, visit our Live section to find out about what we have to offer.

It is a great place to live, work, study and visit. Plus it offers a low cost of living, affordable housing and a warm and welcoming community.

We would also like to say a well done to the St Cecilia’s College choir for their beautiful rendition of O Holy Night and to congratulate them on their recent win of the prestigious UK-wide Gold Teaching Award, selected from thousands of nominations as one of the nation’s most inspirational schools.

Visit www.destinationderry.com and read all the great blogs and case studies written by people who have returned or relocated here to live in Derry.

If you are in business in the region you can register your details for free on the Destination Derry website or feel free to get in touch with queries or to tell us your story about #cominghome.

You can also check out our Destination Derry social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Finally we wish you Happy Christmas and a great New Year.