We may be small, but we've always held our own on the international stage.
For centuries now, Scots have travelled the world, sharing their skills, wisdom, ingenuity – and friendship – everywhere from the USA and Canada to Australia, India and China. Along the way, they've influenced everything from space exploration to technology, world class academic institutions to banking and government and so much more.
At the same time, these intrepid travellers have helped construct and maintain Scotland's international reputation - establishing the iconic recognition Scotland enjoys today. They've clearly done an amazing job, as today there are more than 40 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.