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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.

VisitScotland launches Scotland virtual reality experience

1 Mar 2017

Visitors to Scotland are set to be inspired with an ‘Escape into #ScotSpirit’ through their mobile devices using interactive virtual map technology.

Scotland-Japan partnership to enhance dementia care and academic links

17 Feb 2017

Scotland and Japan are remodelling their approach to care of older people due to ageing populations, with a particular emphasis on dementia.

From Tokyo with love

14 Feb 2017

Toshima Ward, one of Tokyo's most diverse areas, will host Scotland Day again in 2017.

Actor Tommy Flanagan to be Grand Marshal of Tartan Day Parade

31 Jan 2017

Actor Tommy Flanagan to be Grand Marshal of the 19th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade on 8 April 2017.

Jings Crivvens, First Minister’s 2016 Christmas card featuring Oor Wullie

7 Dec 2016

Oor Wullie and The Broons celebrate the 80th anniversary of their first appearance in the Sunday Post this year.

Fashion festival to showcase best of Paisley

10 Aug 2016

A festival to celebrate Paisley’s textile heritage and its artists will take place for the first time at the end of August.

Edinburgh Art Festival returns for 2016

28 Jul 2016

The UK’s largest festival of visual arts is back presenting work by over 250 artists in more than 40 exhibitions across Edinburgh’s museums and galleries.

Get lost in maps of Scotland at new exhibition

21 Jul 2016

A new exhibition which shows some of the world’s most magnificent maps including the first map of Scotland has launched in Edinburgh.