News

US students attend second year of Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute

6 Aug 2014

Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning welcomed 10 students from the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute to Bute House for a reception last night (Tuesday 5 August).

Glasgow’s golden Games draw to a close

4 Aug 2014

After 11 days of sporting competition, the XX Commonwealth Games came to an end last night (Sunday 3 August) in a spectacular closing ceremony.

‘Our Home, Friends and Family’ to be celebrated at the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

31 Jul 2014

The organisers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have released details of their 65th spectacular year.

Day One at the Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

The XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow got off to a record-breaking start with four gold medals for Scotland on the first day.

XX Commonwealth Games opens in Glasgow with song, dance and Tunnocks Teacakes

24 Jul 2014

Cheeky, fun and beautiful, the opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games will not be forgotten in a hurry.

New @Scotland Twitter platform launches

21 Jul 2014

A new Twitter channel providing behind the scenes access to some of Scotland’s major events launches today (Monday 21 July).

Ryder Cup Announce Major Music Concert

16 Jul 2014

Scotland’s biggest musicians will take part in a gala concert to start the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles.

Mackintosh chairs up for auction

14 Jul 2014

A pair of Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed chairs have come up for auction

Scotland goes into space

9 Jul 2014

Scotland has successfully launched its first satellite. The UKube-1 nanosatellite was launched on board a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 8th 2014.

Honorary Doctorate for Glasgow University heading for the stars

3 Jul 2014

Whilst every university hopes that its graduates will reach stratospheric heights, not every one of them does it literally. The University of Glasgow has awarded an honorary doctorate to Virgin Galactic chief pilot, Captain David Mackay, who graduated with a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow in the 1970s.

Islay whisky to launch the Queen’s namesake ship

1 Jul 2014

On Friday 4 July, Her Majesty the Queen will launch the Royal Navy’s largest ship at the Rosyth Naval Dockyard on the River Forth. Forgoing the more traditional bottle of champagne, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is to be launched by smashing a bottle of Bowmore whisky against her side.

Statistics show Scottish universities offer better employment prospects

30 Jun 2014

The Office of National Statistics has revealed that Scottish universities are offering better prospects for graduates than the rest of the UK.

Exhibition of rare and beautiful Chinese objects goes on display at National Museum of Scotland

27 Jun 2014

The National Museum of Scotland is to tell the story of the legendary Ming Dynasty in a major exhibition of Chinese national treasures.

Estate which once sheltered Bonnie Prince Charlie up for sale

25 Jun 2014

An estate which reportedly sheltered “Bonnie Prince Charlie” is to be auctioned on Thursday, 3 July.

Scottish knitwear company export success

25 Jun 2014

A Scottish knitwear company who make all of their products by hand, has won a major award for exports. Galashiels-based knitwear design house and manufacturer ERIBÉ has been named Scottish Export Team of the Year at the BQ Scottish Export Awards.