News & events

Cartoon app tells story of St Andrew

Apr 2014

Scotland's patron saint gets a 21st century make over in this Sainted Media app for iphone

Thousands turn out for the 11th Annual Scotland Run in Central Park

Apr 2014

A total of 9,500 runners covered 95,000 kilometers in 125,400,000 steps as they took on the 11th Annual Scotland Run in New York’s Central Park this morning.

Napier student wins #ScotWeek fashion prize

Apr 2014

Edinburgh Napier University Graphic Design student Jo Myerscough is heading to New York after her dress made up of individual plastic triangles all hand sewn together won her the chance to work alongside fashion designer Michael Kaye.

Kelpies In Bryant Park

Apr 2014

Two 15 foot-high steel models of Andy Scott's equine statues are taking up residency in Bryant Park as part of Scotland Week.

As Others See Us In New York

Apr 2014

Photographers Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie are to take As Others See Us, their exhibitions of Robert Burns themed portraiture to the Pop Gallery in New York as part of Scotland Week.

Government urge commuters on to a bicycle made for two

Apr 2014

The Scottish Government have unveiled new plans to offer incentives and benefits to work colleagues who share a tandem or triplet bike to cycle into work each morning.

Run 4 Brad at the Scotland Run

Mar 2014

Hundreds of people taking part in the Scotland Run will be raising funds for the Run 4 Brad charity. Scotland.org speaks to organiser Jessica Berman.

Music and re-enactment for 700th anniversary of Bannockburn

Mar 2014

Over 300 performers will take part in an inspirational one-off festival to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Queen’s Baton To Travel Length And Breadth Of Scotland

Mar 2014

The organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have announced the route the Queen’s Baton Relay will take through Scotland when it arrives in June.

Caledonia Collective Announce 2014 Line-Up at Scotland Week in NYC

Mar 2014

Lau, The La Fontaines, Nina Nesbitt and Hector Bizerk are to play Scotland Week in New York after winning a place in the Caledonian Collective

Talking Burns

Jan 2014

To celebrate Burns Night, we caught up with Dr Pauline Mackay, lecturer in Robert Burns Studies and discussed all things Burns and her passion for Scotland’s Bard.

Take ‘Burnsies’ With The Bard

Jan 2014

The selfie is so 2013. This January, it is all about ‘Burnsies’ as Rabbie fans around the world are encouraged to join the latest craze to celebrate the life of Scotland’s favourite poet, Robert Burns. Oor Rabbie – Scotland’s best loved poet - may have been Scottish but his works and birthday are celebrated on an international level with Burns suppers, ceilidh dancing, poetry and storytelling held annually from Estonia to Tanzania, America to Australia, Brussels to Beijing and Barcelona to Prague.

Celebrate Oor Rabbie with a Burns Night to remember

Jan 2014

Variety of activities planned to honour Scotland’s national bard The Scottish Government will be funding five exciting events across Scotland to celebrate Burns Night as part of the Scottish Winter Festival programme.

21 years of Celtic Connections

Jan 2014

Scotland’s festival of tradional, folk music and world music celebrates its 21st year in 2014.

Photographer Snaps One Hundred Weeks of Scotland

Jan 2014

Photographer Alan McCredie is documenting Scottish life in the run up to the referendum on independence.