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 to reach new heights with Europe’s first small satellite spaceport

Scotland to reach new heights with Europe’s first small satellite spaceport

An exciting new frontier will be crossed by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) with the news that a spaceport is to be established in the north of Scotland.

Japan set to join Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships programme

Japan set to join Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships programme

Japanese postgraduates will soon be able to apply for funding to study at Scottish universities thanks to a flagship scholarship programme.

Scotland is helping others fight climate change

Scotland is helping others fight climate change

A new £3.2 million fund has been established by the Scottish Government to help communities in Malawi respond to the effects of global warming.

Scottish-Japanese links strengthen through subsea summer school

Scottish-Japanese links strengthen through subsea summer school

Japan and Scotland may be on opposite sides of the world – more than 6,000 miles apart to be exact – but the links between the two countries are incredibly strong.

Why Spiritus loves the tech spirit of Scotland

Why Spiritus loves the tech spirit of Scotland

Talent, cost and a vibrant tech community are just some of the reasons why tech start-up, Spiritus, call Scotland its home. Partners Bob Clint and Susan Ramonat, reveal more.

Scotland continues to sparkle as a top foreign investment destination

Scotland continues to sparkle as a top foreign investment destination

The 2018 EY Attractiveness Survey, Scotland once again reinforced our position as one of the top regions for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Glasgow 2018’s cultural festival promises a summer of fun and frivolity

Glasgow 2018’s cultural festival promises a summer of fun and frivolity

The athletes aren’t the only ones putting on a show in Glasgow this August, with the programme launch of an exciting cultural festival.

New campaign emphasises the importance of inward migration to Scotland

New campaign emphasises the importance of inward migration to Scotland

New inward migration campaign shows how important everyone is to Scotland

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.

Features

Gordon Reid: Scotland’s Other Tennis Superstar

Gordon Reid: Scotland’s Other Tennis Superstar

Get up close and personal with one of Scotland's tennis greats as we profile wheelchair tennis superstar Gordon Reid and ask him a few questions.

The Health of a Nation: 70 Years of the NHS in Scotland

The Health of a Nation: 70 Years of the NHS in Scotland

On 5 July 2018, Scotland pays tribute to the National Health Service on the 70th anniversary of its birth.

Why Scotland is good for the soul

Why Scotland is good for the soul

For anybody wanting to recharge, disconnect or simply get away from it all, Scotland is the perfect destination for well-being.

Norman McLaren: The Animation Pioneer Who Changed The Film Industry

Norman McLaren: The Animation Pioneer Who Changed The Film Industry

Norman McLaren is a Scottish-Canadian animator, director and producer who was known as a pioneer and innovator in the film industry.

Why you need to visit Scotland’s cities this summer

Why you need to visit Scotland’s cities this summer

Here’s our quickfire guide to spending the summer in Scotland’s seven cities - take your pick to discover places to eat, things to do, and what's on.

Secret Scotland - The most underrated places to work in Scotland

Secret Scotland - The most underrated places to work in Scotland

Always fancied working in Scotland, but prefer quiet and tranquil surroundings to big city life? We've got you covered!

Six of Scotland’s Best Road Trips

Six of Scotland’s Best Road Trips

One of the best ways to discover Scotland’s stunning scenery, rich heritage and culture is to get behind the wheel and set off on a scenic self-drive tour.  

TEDx Glasgow Highlight– Scotland Has its Head in the Clouds

TEDx Glasgow Highlight– Scotland Has its Head in the Clouds

Space may well be the final frontier, but Scotland is leading the way in exploring the unexplored and digging into the mysteries of the cosmos.

TEDx Glasgow Highlight- Adam Kashmiry: Risking his life by being himself

TEDx Glasgow Highlight- Adam Kashmiry: Risking his life by being himself

Adam has known almost all his life that he couldn’t be the girl that everyone expected him to be.

TEDx Glasgow Highlight– The Scottish Beer That Aims to Save the World

TEDx Glasgow Highlight– The Scottish Beer That Aims to Save the World

For many brewers around the world, creating a delicious beer is the ultimate goal – but not Brewgooder.

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.

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