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!

Wounded Soldiers Prepare For Heroic Highland Hike

Wounded Soldiers Prepare For Heroic Highland Hike

This week will see the start of the annual ABF The Soldiers' Charity Cateran Yomp in the Perthshire Highlands. The Yomp (a military term for a long-distance march) takes place over 10 - 11 June and is an epic adventure challenge across some of Scotland's most impressive and rugged terrain.

Become part of Scotland's community

Become part of Scotland’s community

VisitScotland launches new global online community

Celtic Musical Instruments

Celtic Musical Instruments

Whether it's the airy rasp of the wooden flute or the high-pitched skirl of the bagpipes, Celtic music is best known by its instruments.

Make your dream of studying in Scotland a reality

Make your dream of studying in Scotland a reality

International students have been flocking to Scotland to study for many years. Find out if you can make your dream a reality with Saltire Scholarships.

The Gaelic Language: Past and Present

The Gaelic Language: Past and Present

The Gaelic language has been part of the Scottish consciousness for centuries. Recently, it's been enjoying a 'Renaissance' through the mediums of folklore, literature and music.

Scotland celebrates Europe Day

Scotland celebrates Europe Day

Countries all round Europe are coming together today to celebrate Europe Day. Scotland has many connections to Europe, particularly around the arts.

Discover your "Scot Story" this Scotland Week

Discover your “Scot Story” this Scotland Week

This Tartan Day, we are celebrating by inviting Scots and honourary Scots to explore their heritage and uncover their "Scot Story." Scotland is inviting all ancestry enthusiasts to follow along a journey of discovery that will connect the past to the present.

Tracing your Scottish ancestry

Tracing your Scottish ancestry

More than 50 million people around the world claim some sort of family connection with Scotland. Fortunately, for those who wish to find out more about their Scottish roots, Scotland is an amateur genealogist's dream.

A Global Citizen: Scotland to provide more funding for Women in Conflict project

A Global Citizen: Scotland to provide more funding for Women in Conflict project

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the United Nations today to announce further funding for the Women in Conflict Fellowship. A number of other projects that are aimed at improving equality for women are underway.

Scotland shouts together: Be Bold For Change

Scotland shouts together: Be Bold For Change

Scotland, like the rest of the world, is celebrating all the amazing contributions women have made. Equality and diversity are key to Scotland's success, and International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of Scotland's women.

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 #BeBoldForChange, a call to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.

Secrets of the (Scottish) Ninja: a manga writer living in Japan

Secrets of the (Scottish) Ninja: a manga writer living in Japan

Manga comic books have been a staple of Japanese culture for hundreds of years. One Scottish manga writer has garnered an impressive reputation amongst the Japanese audience and won a prestigious award.

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