Features

Our features section has a whole host of articles all about Scotland and our connections with the world. Full of fascinating facts and interesting information, our features provide an in-depth account of all things Scotland. Pick from some of our most popular topics below, or dive into 'all features' to explore everything we have to offer!

Scotland and India: Paisley Passion Influences Student Fashion Show

Scotland and India: Paisley Passion Influences Student Fashion Show

Students from Scotland and India recently came together to work on an exciting new fashion show

Scotland and India: Building Future Cities Together

Scotland and India: Building Future Cities Together

The importance of cities is at the very centre of the increasingly complex world that we live in.

Scotland and India: Joining Forces to Lead the Social Enterprise Charge

Scotland and India: Joining Forces to Lead the Social Enterprise Charge

Social enterprises are such an integral part of all our futures, and Scotland has fully embraced their importance for several years.

Thomas Douglas: From Highland Clearances to the Red River Colony

Thomas Douglas: From Highland Clearances to the Red River Colony

Thomas Douglas took the concept of giving, especially to those less fortunate, to impressive lengths. An incredible philanthropist, Douglas spent most of his life helping displaced Scots find a new home in Canada.

Elsie Inglis: The War Heroine Who Refused to ‘Go Home and Sit Still’

Elsie Inglis: The War Heroine Who Refused to ‘Go Home and Sit Still’

We’re celebrating the achievements of a remarkable woman, as we mark 100 years since the death of Dr. Elsie Inglis.

The CPR: The Four Scotsmen Who Blazed A Trail Across Canada

The CPR: The Four Scotsmen Who Blazed A Trail Across Canada

On the 7th November 1885 in Craigellachie, British Columbia, Scotsman Donald Smith was given the honour of driving in the last spike on the newly-formed Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). The track united British Columbia, isolated in the west of Canada, with the east and remains a popular symbol of national unity in Canada to this day.

Mark & Ethan's Scottish Adventure | #MyScotStory

Mark & Ethan’s Scottish Adventure | #MyScotStory

We welcomed US-based vloggers Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote across the pond for the latest instalment of Scot Story. Find out about their Scottish adventures.

Alice Munro: Canada’s Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro: Canada’s Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro is one of Canada's brightest literary stars and her work has established her as one of the greatest living writers of fiction. She also has the honour of being Canada's sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was won in 2013.

The Hector Settlers: Creating a 'New Scotland' in Canada

The Hector Settlers: Creating a ‘New Scotland’ in Canada

244 years ago, on 15 September 1773, the town of Pictou in Nova Scotia welcomed nearly 200 Scottish settlers on board the ship, Hector. The landing of this famous ship is popularly regarded as one of the earliest arrivals of Scottish settlers to Canada.

Scotland's Stunning Sights Secure Accolade of 'Most Beautiful Country'

Scotland’s Stunning Sights Secure Accolade of ‘Most Beautiful Country’

Scotland was recently voted 'Most Beautiful Country in the World' by readers of the acclaimed 'travel bible' Rough Guides. This is one in a list of several accolades which mark us out as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Of course, this comes as no surprise to us, but we may be a little biased on that!

Whisky around the world

Whisky around the world

Markets such as Asia and South America have developed a taste for the ‘water of life’ or ‘uisge beatha’ in Gaelic, and demonstrate the strongest growth in terms of shipments while the USA, France and Germany remain among the top ten export destinations.

The University Founders: The Scotsmen That Shaped Canada’s Higher Education

The University Founders: The Scotsmen That Shaped Canada’s Higher Education

In the month of October, some things can always be counted on across Scotland and Canada. Autumn begins to take a firm hold, turning the leaves incredible shades of gold, scarlet and orange. Also, university campuses bustle as the new academic year gets into full flow.

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