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A gift between friends: Scotland & Canada celebrate 150 years of the Confederation

16 Oct 2017

A ceremony is taking place today in Ottawa, to celebrate the strong relationship between Scotland and Canada. Canada, which is also celebrating the 150th anniversary of its confederation this year, has an enduring friendship with Scotland, as well as many cultural and historical links.

Scotland voted most beautiful country in the world

4 Sep 2017

Scotland is officially the Most Beautiful Country in the World, according to renowned travel publication, Rough Guide. Rough Guide is the bible for the world’s travellers and is hugely respected around the world. It is a remarkable achievement, though not surprising, that Scotland has received this impressive accolade from their readers.

Scotland’s top young athletes ready for Commonwealth challenge

19 Jul 2017

Scotland’s best and brightest young athletes are in the Bahamas this week, taking part in the Commonwealth Youth Games. This is the sixth edition of the Games, which will run until 23 July and Team Scotland has taken 40 athletes under the age of 18 to compete against the Commonwealth’s best young talent.

World’s best golfers ready to tee off at the 2017 Scottish Open

13 Jul 2017

The world’s top golfers will head to Scotland this week for the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open golf championship. The tournament is the largest annual golf event to take place in Scotland and is part of the European Tour.

Scots lead the way in major cultural programme between India and the UK

19 Jun 2017

Nine innovative Scottish arts projects are set to benefit from a partnership between Scotland and India as part of a core British Council programme

Tickets go on sale for inaugural 2018 European Championships.

14 Jun 2017

Tickets go on sale today for the inaugural 2018 European Championships, a new multisport event being co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin

Scotland remains a key area for foreign investment

8 Jun 2017

The latest EY attractiveness survey was released last week, and once again it reinforced Scotland’s position as one of the top regions for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Edinburgh International Film Festival reveals 2017 programme

2 Jun 2017

The Edinburgh International Film Festival - The world's longest continually running film festival, announced its 2017 programme of events.

Fringe Festivals worldwide come together for inaugural World Fringe Day

25 Apr 2017

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the largest arts festival across the globe - is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and it is now part of a movement that includes over 200 festivals worldwide.

New Innovation and Investment Hub opened in London

20 Apr 2017

Scotland’s latest Innovation and Investment Hub, Scotland House, has officially opened in London with more than 450 businesses registering their interest in becoming members in the first few weeks.

Scottish cyclist set to smash records with 80 days world cycle

10 Apr 2017

Scottish cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.

Scotland’s First Minister visits USA during Scotland Week

27 Mar 2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit California and New York next month to promote Scotland to the North American community.

School kids fly the flag for Scotland at International Youth Leadership Summit

24 Mar 2017

A group of teachers and students from Scotland will fly to the USA this weekend to represent Scotland at the 6th annual International Youth Leadership Summit. Follow their journey on @Scotland Twitter account.

New Edinburgh International Children’s Festival programme unveiled

23 Mar 2017

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has launched its programme with 15 shows from 9 countries, offering the public some of the world’s best theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry performances.

Scottish musicians heading to SXSW Festival

10 Mar 2017

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival gets underway this week in the US with over 150 artists from the UK performing, including 37 acts from Scotland.