We may be small, but we've always punched well above our weight on the international scene.

For centuries now, Scots have travelled the world, imparting their skills, wisdom, ingenuity – and friendship – everywhere from the USA and Canada to Australia and the Far East. Along the way, they've also left their mark in everything from exploration to technology, education, banking, government and so much more.

At the same time, these intrepid travellers have helped construct and maintain our international reputation - establishing the iconic recognition Scotland enjoys today. They've clearly done an amazing job, as today there are more than 50 million people around the globe who claim Scottish ancestry!

From maintaining our reputation as a Good Global Citizen to expanding and cementing our strong connections with our international friends, find out more about Scotland around the world.

International Connections