News & Features

Our news & features section is packed full of interesting stories all about Scotland. From the latest news and events, to fascinating features that provide in-depth accounts of our connections with the world. What are you waiting for, dive in!

News

Scotland striding towards 100% clean with new climate change bill

Scotland striding towards 100% clean with new climate change bill

You may not know this, but Scotland is one of the world’s leaders when it comes to climate change and commitment to renewable energies.

Scotland gets ready to welcome even more of the world

Scotland gets ready to welcome even more of the world

Exciting new route connecting Scotland with the Middle-East annouced by Edinburgh Airport and Emirates Airlines.

Scotch Whisky Tourism gets £150m boost

Scotch Whisky Tourism gets £150m boost

Scotland's famous whisky tours are about to get even more exciting thanks to a £150 million investment that will transform the attractions and open a new immersive Johnnie Walker experience in Edinburgh.

Scotland Is Now – A New Way of Looking at Scotland.

Scotland Is Now – A New Way of Looking at Scotland.

The Scotland Is Now, campaign is a one-stop shop for everything that anyone needs to know about our incredible country.

Invisible Edinburgh Tours

Invisible Edinburgh Tours

An Edinburgh social enterprise is helping homeless people turn their lives around by giving them the opportunity to become city tour guides.

The Scottish craft beer maker that’s doing its bit for gender equality

The Scottish craft beer maker that’s doing its bit for gender equality

BrewDog, the Scottish craft beer company that is taking the world by storm, has announced an amazing new marketing campaign on the eve of this year’s International Women’s Day.

Scotland vs the Beast from the East

Scotland vs the Beast from the East

A wee bit of snow isn't enough to dampen the Scottish spirit

Scotland third in the world for female political empowerment

Scotland third in the world for female political empowerment

Scotland has ranked third in the world for political empowerment for women, and is significantly ahead of the rest of the UK.

Stirling is the Most Affordable City in the UK

Stirling is the Most Affordable City in the UK

Stirling has been found to be the most affordable city in the UK.

Doors open for International Scotch Day

Doors open for International Scotch Day

It’s the end of Dry January, why not congratulate yourself with a wee dram?*

Bill Gates backs cutting-edge agriculture research projects in Scotland

Bill Gates backs cutting-edge agriculture research projects in Scotland

Bill Gates is the latest person to recognise and back cutting-age research projects taking place in Scotland.

Dundee is the place to be

Dundee is the place to be

Dundee has been named by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal as one of the top holiday destinations for travellers in 2018.

Features

10 Scottish spin-outs that you need to know about

10 Scottish spin-outs that you need to know about

Did you know that more companies are formed based on university research in Scotland than in any other part of the UK?

Making Your Next Bottle Of Whisky Go Further…Literally!

Making Your Next Bottle Of Whisky Go Further…Literally!

We bring you a ‘wee dram’ of a story about a pioneering Scottish company that won’t allow a drop of our famous elixir to go to waste.

What it’s like to work at Spiritus Partners

What it’s like to work at Spiritus Partners

Meet Silvia Colombo, software developer with Spiritus – passionate about high standards, ethical about work choices and lover of cats.

What it’s like to work at The ID Co

What it’s like to work at The ID Co

Kris Grint joined The ID Co a year ago as a developer. Since then, life has been a series of short sprints, fuelled by enthusiastic colleagues, a stand-out work setting and regular Friday beer-breaks.

10 Reasons To Invest In Scotland

10 Reasons To Invest In Scotland

There’s a reason why Scotland attracts more foreign investors than any other UK region.

Scotland’s doors remain open for EU students

Scotland’s doors remain open for EU students

Scotland has led the world in a commitment to excellence in education for many centuries.

#EuropeDay 2018: Scotland’s place in Europe

#EuropeDay 2018: Scotland’s place in Europe

Today marks the return of Europe Day, as countries all round Europe come together in celebration.

Summer activities in Scotland

Summer activities in Scotland

Summer days out in Scotland can take all kinds of forms – from an exciting day out with the kids or an adventure with friends, to something a little more chilled, there’s a great range of things to do.

Alexander Graham Bell: One of the World’s Greatest Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell: One of the World’s Greatest Inventors

Alexander Graham Bell is generally regarded as one of the greatest inventors of the 19th and 20th century and is best remembered for inventing the telephone.

Ultimate Scottish quiz

Ultimate Scottish quiz

So, you think you know Scotland?

From Castles to Celebrities put your knowledge to the test! Grab a pencil and paper (find the answers further down the page).

Five Things to Think About if You Want to Work in Scotland

Five Things to Think About if You Want to Work in Scotland

Are you thinking about working in Scotland? Smart choice, Scotland is a great place to grow your career!

Alexander MacKenzie: Canada’s Greatest Explorer

Alexander MacKenzie: Canada’s Greatest Explorer

Moving into March, the better weather is (hopefully) starting to arrive and it’s the perfect time of year to get out there and explore the great outdoors

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