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!

Features

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 or download the Ultimate Scottish Quiz.

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

LGBT History Month: Dedicated To Celebrating Scotland’s LGBT Culture

LGBT History Month: Dedicated To Celebrating Scotland’s LGBT Culture

February is LGBT History Month in Scotland, a month-long festival of events designed to celebrate LGBT life and culture.

Muriel Spark: 100 Years of One of Scotland’s Greatest Writers

Muriel Spark: 100 Years of One of Scotland’s Greatest Writers

In 2018, an exciting programme of events will takeplace across Scotland to mark the 100th anniversary of Muriel Spark’s birth.

Weird and Wonderful Whisky Concoctions

Weird and Wonderful Whisky Concoctions

Whisky is one of Scotland’s best-known and best-loved products, so it makes sense that it should get its own day of celebration!

Nellie McClung & Agnes MacPhail: The Vanguards of Canadian Politics

Nellie McClung & Agnes MacPhail: The Vanguards of Canadian Politics

At the heart of the suffragist movement in Canada were two strong-willed Scottish-Canadians called Nellie McClung and Agnes MacPhail.

In the words of the Bard | Robert Burns quotes

In the words of the Bard | Robert Burns quotes

Scotland's national poet Robert Burns is celebrated throughout the world. The universal and timeless appeal of his words has spoken to people across the globe down through the years. Here are a few well-known quotations by the Bard.

Year of Young People 2018: Shining a Light on the Future

Year of Young People 2018: Shining a Light on the Future

In 2018, Scotland will come together to celebrate the Year of Young People (YOYP).

Vlogger Lindsey Hughes embarks on her #ScotStory

Vlogger Lindsey Hughes embarks on her #ScotStory

Lifestyle vlogger Lindsay Hughes shares her #ScotStory.

James Naismith: The Scottish-Canadian Who Invented Basketball

James Naismith: The Scottish-Canadian Who Invented Basketball

January is a month filled with good intentions, as people greet the New Year with resolutions to achieve over the next 12 months.

Scotland and India: Building Future Cities Together

Scotland and India: Building Future Cities Together

The importance of cities is at the very centre of the increasingly complex world that we live in.

News

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.

Chinese games studio gets ready to make a new home in Scotland

Chinese games studio gets ready to make a new home in Scotland

Skymoons, the Chinese mobile gaming giant, has launched a new studio in Scotland, becoming the first Chinese games studio to do so

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.

Scottish University uses an app to prevent help landslides in Colombia

Scottish University uses an app to prevent help landslides in Colombia

A team of researchers from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh is using digital technology to help prevent landslides in Latin America.

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