News & events

Day One at the Commonwealth Games

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

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

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

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

Jul 2014

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

Scotland goes into space

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 2014

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

Scottish knitwear company export success

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.

Scottish University Cancer Breakthrough

Jun 2014

Scientists at the University of Dundee have made a breakthrough in our understanding of the p53 tumour suppressor, one of the most important molecules in cancer research.

Edinburgh International Film Festival takes centre stage in the capital

Jun 2014

The Edinburgh International Film Festival launches today (18th June 2014) with a bang! Over the next 11 days, red carpets will be rolled out for rising stars, filmmakers and cinematic legends to watch the latest new films on the silver screen.

Dare to be Digital 2014 launches

Jun 2014

The annual ‘Dare to be Digital’ competition launched yesterday (16th June 2014), in Dundee, inviting international students to design their own video game.