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!

Cementing Scotland’s reputation as a good global citizen

Cementing Scotland’s reputation as a good global citizen

Scotland’s Women in Conflict Fellowship is just one of the excellent examples of how we are working to help create a better, fairer world for everyone.

Rediscover Orkney and The Outer Hebrides

Rediscover Orkney and The Outer Hebrides

This year The Lonely Planet revealed that the Shetland Islands had secured the sixth place in its top 10 “Best in Europe” destinations for 2019 - the only spot in the UK to be included - but these aren't Scotland's only incredible island locations.

Breaking the mould: Rugby is blossoming outside its comfort zone

Breaking the mould: Rugby is blossoming outside its comfort zone

As Scotland begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan this month – we look at the emergence of the sport in Japan and the integral part Scotland has played in its development.

Scotland’s Arctic Connections

Scotland’s Arctic Connections

Scotland’s strong ties to the Arctic stretch back through the centuries – and we’re committed to ensuring they endure for centuries to come.

Ogilvy Spirits: the Scottish sustainable spud sensation

Ogilvy Spirits: the Scottish sustainable spud sensation

The team at Ogilvy spirits are going against the grain with their new, sustainable Scottish potato vodka

Scotland opens its doors - explore the country's hidden history

Scotland opens its doors - explore the country’s hidden history

This month, from the Borders to John o’ Groats, thousands of public and private buildings across Scotland are opening their doors to the public.

David Livingstone - The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend

David Livingstone - The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend

“Dr Livingstone, I presume”

- Henry Morton Stanley, upon meeting Livingstone - who had lost contact with the outside world 6 years earlier - in Tanzania.

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The Newbie

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The Newbie

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The A-Lister

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The A-Lister

Top 11 spooky places to visit in Scotland

Top 11 spooky places to visit in Scotland

Scotland is full of spooky goings on. Our storied past involves clan battles, wars with our near neighbour England and the countless sieges of grim looking castles in almost every part of the country.

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The Festival Fanatic

Spotlight: Edinburgh Festivals - The Festival Fanatic

Spotlight: Women in Sport – Eilidh Doyle

Spotlight: Women in Sport – Eilidh Doyle
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