Image galleries

Feast your eyes on bonny Scotland in our image galleries, full of Scottish places and faces from history and the modern day.

Rudolstadt Roots Folk Weltmusik Festival

The showcase country for 2017's Rudolstadt Festivals is Scotland, and Scottish singing sensation Amy Macdonald will kick off the festival.

European productions at the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is showcasing the very best of Europe this year.

Scottish Ballet’s ‘New York Triple Bill’

Scottish Ballet is bringing a vibrant 'triple bill' to New York as they perform in the Big Apple for the first time

Scotland Re:Designed - Meet the Designers

Scottish manufacturer Hawick Knitwear is joining forces with British design brands Teatum Jones, Cats Brothers, Mixter Maxter and Jennifer Kent, for a showcase in Hong Kong.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The National Theatre of Scotland’s popular production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart in New York.

Scottish Musicians at SXSW

As SXSW Festival gets underway in the US, exciting emerging Scottish artists such as Anna Meredith, Happy Meals and PAWS are taking the stage.

Scotland Run 2016

Pictures from the Scotland Run, Saturday 2nd April in Central Park, New York.

Hame - St Andrew’s Day Installations

We projected Scots poet, Mary Symon’s moving and poignant poem ‘Hame’ across six different prominent Scottish landmarks to mark St Andrew’s Day on 30 November.

Behind the scenes on the set of Macbeth

Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, filmed on location at the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Borders Railway sights

The new railway line which goes from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank, passes through a range of charming towns and sights.

Scotland Run 2015

A selection of photographs taken at the Scotland Run during Scotland Week in New York 2015.

Imaginate Festival productions

If you think festivals in Edinburgh are just for adults, think again! Imaginate offers kids the chance to get involved in performing arts year after year

Filming Locations for Hit Series Outlander

The filming locations of Outlander have become a draw for tourists keen to tread in the footsteps of the stars while admiring some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery.

Evolution of the Scotland Run T-Shirt

We’ve raided the archives to bring you a quick run of t-shirts from previous years' Scotland Runs.

Drumhead Service & WWI Commemorative Opening Events

Scotland's armed forces paraded on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle to lead the country in a day of commemoration of the start of The First World War.

The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament sits at Holyrood in Edinburgh. It was reconvened in 1999, almost 300 years after it was adjourned as a result of the Act of Union in 1707.

European Seafood Expo & Ceilidh 2014

As a celebration of the annual European Seafood Expo in Brussels, the Scottish Government, Seafood Scotland and SDI hosted a ceilidh for 250 guests.

Scotland Run 2014

Pictures from the Scotland Run on April 5th 2014.

Tartan Day Parade

Pictures from the Tartan Day Parade in New York City on April 5th 2014

Robert Burns Facts

Fun Rabbie Burns facts to dazzle your guests with at your Burns Night dinner!

Munros Gallery

Learn more about some of Scotland's 'Munros' (Scottish Mountains over 3000 feet/914 metres)

Tartan Day Parade 2013

Photos from the Tartan Day Parade on 6th Avenue, NYC, as part of Scotland Week 2013

Scotland Run 2013!

Pics from the 10th annual Scotland Run in New York City, as part of Scotland Week 2013

We Are Northern Lights

We Are Northern Lights is the first ever crowd-sourced, mass-participation film project made about Scotland. By Scotland. Have a look at some stills here.

Up Helly Aa

Stunning images from one of Scotland's most long-standing traditions, Up Helly Aa

David Eustace ‘Highland Heart’

David Eustace unveils 'Highland Heart' - a collection of evocative images of his homeland - for the first time from April 5 in New York City, as part of Scotland Week 2013

Olympic Torch Relay

The 2012 Olympic Torch was the first ever to visit Scotland. The Scottish leg of the relay saw a remarkable turnout of residents and visitors nation-wide to wave the torch - and torchbearers - along the way.

Haunted Scotland

Take a tour through some of Scotland's most haunted places... if you're brave enough.

Scottish Sportspeople

Meet some of the shining stars of Scottish sport.

Scotland Week - Scotland Re:Designed VIP Reception

New York’s fashion glitterati turned out in their droves to welcome the best of Scottish design talent to their shores.

Scotland’s Heroes & Heroines

Meet some of Scotland's most legendary heroes and heroines.

Scotland Run 2012

Sneakers and saltires in New York's Central Park as 10,000 runners from all over the world celebrate Scotland!

Queen’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Scotland, 1977

Scots were just as excited to celebrate the Queens Silver Jubilee in 1977

Golf: Scotland’s best golf courses

Golf was invented in Scotland, so of course we have some of the oldest and best courses in the world.

Edinburgh’s mysterious literary sculptures

10 anonymous sculptures to go on National tour

Speed of Light

NVA’s Speed of Light was part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK-wide festival featuring leading artists from around the world, which ran from 21 June - 9 September.

Tartan Day Parade 2012

Tartan Day Parade draws Scotland Week 2012 to a spectacular close.

Scotland’s Landscapes

Feast your eyes on some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery.

Great minds: Scotland’s celebrated scientists and philosophers

Scotland's greatest minds influenced global culture and are still studied today.

Scottish Inventions and Inventors

You'll be surprised how many every day items were invented by a Scot!


These sites offered the backdrop to some of Scotland's most famous battles.

Famous Scottish actors and actresses

No need to introduce these famous faces! Did you know they were all native Scots?

Scotland’s festivals

Images from festivals and events across Scotland.