Whether you have Scottish heritage, business and education links to Scotland, or a passion for our unique and welcoming culture.

It’s our national day and a chance to bring together everyone around the world who shares an affinity for Scotland.

This St Andrew’s Day, we asked friends from around the globe, “What makes you feel connected to Scotland?” The result is this beautiful piece of artwork by Scottish artist Chelsea Frew. She’s a visual artist, illustrator and designer who graduated from The Glasgow School of Art and is now based in London.

Chelsea Frew

Read a selection of quotes that helped Chelsea capture and reflect the rich diversity of what we all love the most about Scotland.

Layla Nia (@latravelgirl):

“No matter if I’m at home in Glasgow, travelling through Europe or back in the States, Scottish traditions seem to be in my heart wherever I go. From Cèilidhs, whisky, superstitions, to tartan or traditional dress such as kilts and earasaid (which I’m wearing) tradition shows up everywhere in my life on a daily basis.” 

Iona MacGowan (@instaiona):

“In the USA, I've discovered shared values that resonate with Scotland, especially the kindness of people and our shared love of beautiful nature. Walking through New Hampshire's pine-scented woods often makes me forget I'm not in Scotland.”

Amy Corbett (@brickmasteramy):

“I’ve been living and working in Denmark for 10 years now, but I love going back to Scotland whenever I get the chance. The gorgeous countryside, the warm and friendly people and their wild sense of humour! I love it all!!!"

No matter where you live in the world, St Andrew’s Day is an opportunity for you to celebrate your connection and love for Scotland. It’s not just a place, it’s a feeling.

Find out how you can connect with Scotland’s Global Community.

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