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!

Space Spotlight: Scottish Space School provides career lift-off for students

Space Spotlight: Scottish Space School provides career lift-off for students

With Nasa’s InSight mission currently exploring the surface of Mars and Scotland preparing its own 'Spaceport' and ongoing developments in low-orbit travel, space, long-regarded as the ‘final frontier’, is back in the headlines.

Space Spotlight: Scotland is the perfect place to launch your space career

Space Spotlight: Scotland is the perfect place to launch your space career

When Canadian actor James Doohan was cast as Scotty in Star Trek, he decided to play the character with a Scottish accent, as he believed that Scots made the best engineers. The fact is as true today as it was back then, proving Scotland is an ideal location to work in this industry.

Space Spotlight: Skyrora has one incredible secret to share

Space Spotlight: Skyrora has one incredible secret to share

Skyrora has a stratospheric vision to go where no other UK space tech firm has gone before, and Scotland is the perfect launchpad for this business to blast off.

Celebrating Scotland's Women

Celebrating Scotland’s Women

To celebrate International Women's Day, we've rounded up just a small selection of some of Scotland's most successful and influential women. This year's theme is #BalanceforBetter, which is a call to help forge a better balanced world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.

Scotland is Dedicated to Fighting for Period Justice

Scotland is Dedicated to Fighting for Period Justice

Scotland’s pioneering new world-first scheme to offer free period products to students at all levels of education is just another example of our commitment to gender equality.

DataFest2019: have you set your date with Scotland’s £20bn data sector?

DataFest2019: have you set your date with Scotland’s £20bn data sector?

4500 participants. 60 events. Two weeks of data insight. DataFest19, the UK's biggest data festival, March 11-22,  will prove why Scotand's dazzling data sector is so ready for investment. 

Scotland promises massive property investment potential at MIPIM 2019

Scotland promises massive property investment potential at MIPIM 2019

Scotland offers significant commercial property opportunities for overseas investors. Investments here reached record levels last year, with returns exceeding the UK average.

Looking for a Valentine? You’ll find him in Glasgow

Looking for a Valentine? You’ll find him in Glasgow

Scotland is a passionate country; passionate about sport, music, politics, and love and romance – and Glasgow holds a romantic secret!

How Scotland’s data ambitions add up for financial services

How Scotland’s data ambitions add up for financial services

Scotland’s ambitions for Edinburgh to be the data capital of Europe is great news for financial and business services.

Scotland and Canada

Scotland and Canada

Canada and Scotland have enjoyed a special friendship for many centuries. Find out about some of the connections that bind our two countries together. 

LGBT History Month: Dedicated To Celebrating Scotland’s LGBT Culture

LGBT History Month: Dedicated To Celebrating Scotland’s LGBT Culture

February is LGBT History Month in Scotland, a month-long festival of events designed to celebrate LGBT life and culture.

Glasgow belongs to me(at)-free – city claims UK crown in the vegan stakes

Glasgow belongs to me(at)-free – city claims UK crown in the vegan stakes

From TV and newspaper headlines, and Twitter arguments over the launch of a vegan sausage roll, something is stirring in Scottish kitchens, and you can guarantee that whatever it is, it contains no meat or dairy. Welcome to Veganuary...

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