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!

A Flavour of Scotland for Indian visitors

A Flavour of Scotland for Indian visitors

As visitors from India to Scotland continue to increase year on year, a leading travel company is developing two new tours which are sure to satisfy visitors taste buds.

How Scotland's national drink took Japan by storm

How Scotland’s national drink took Japan by storm

Scotland has embraced Japanese entrepreneurs. One great example of this can be found in the Japanese whisky trade and its founder, Masataka Taketsuru.

Breaking the mould: Rugby blossoms in Japan

Breaking the mould: Rugby blossoms in Japan

Rugby is a way of life in Scotland, having played a seminal role in the development of the sport. With the 2019 Rugby World Cup heading to Japan, the country is getting ready to show the world what they've got.

Kengo Kuma's groundbreaking design: Japan & Scotland

Kengo Kuma’s groundbreaking design: Japan & Scotland

Architect Kengo Kuma is in the midst of design projects that are taking place both in his native Japan, and here in Scotland. Find out what the national stadium in Tokyo and Dundee's V&A Museum of Design have in common.

From Tillicoultry to Tokyo: Japan & Scotland links through the ages

From Tillicoultry to Tokyo: Japan & Scotland links through the ages

Japan and Scotland may be on opposite sides of the globe, but the links between them, particularly in the business world, are many and varied.

The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne

The History and Words of Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne is a song which thrilled the soul of Robert Burns in the 1780s, and today has become an anthem sung the world over at New Year.

A History of St Andrew

A History of St Andrew

November 30th is St Andrew's Day in Scotland. The patronage of the saint whose name means 'manly' also covers fishmongers, gout, singers, sore throats, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to become mothers. But just who was Saint Andrew and how did he become the patron saint of Scotland?

Sam Heughan Brings Burns Poetry to Life

Sam Heughan Brings Burns Poetry to Life

Scottish actor Sam Heughan, known for his role in the Golden Globe Nominated series Outlander, is helping bring poetry to life this Burns Night.

Scottish Book Trust's top Scottish picks

Scottish Book Trust’s top Scottish picks

Book Week Scotland's five most influential books of all time – including Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels and the Harry Potter series – as recommended by Scottish Book Trust.

St Andrew's Day Tales and Traditions

St Andrew’s Day Tales and Traditions

There are many tales and traditions from across the world that exist around St Andrews Day, here are some of the most famous.​

Top 11 spooky places to visit in Scotland

Top 11 spooky places to visit in Scotland

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

Bollywood Star receives honorary degree from University of Edinburgh

Bollywood Star receives honorary degree from University of Edinburgh

Shah Rukh Khan, star of classic Bollywood film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, filmed in Scotland, was awarded an honorary degree by HRH The Princess Royal.

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