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.
The diamond shaped island of Singapore is the second most densely populated city in the world, with an ultra-modern skyscraper skyline that belies its colonial heritage. It also hides some gems of Victorian architecture and engineering that were designed, built and supplied by those grafters of the empire: the Scots.
People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.
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.
There have been times when Canada was regarded as almost an extension of Scotland. And it's not hard to see why when you realise just how many Scottish place names and family names are to be found throughout Canada; and how many towns, rivers and mountains have been named in honour of Scottish explorers, traders and adventurers – from Mackenzie Bay and Calgary to Nova Scotia (New Scotland) itself.
After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Robert Burns has more statues dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure.
Multi-coloured fireworks exploding from the Castle at the climax of the Festival is one of the most widely used images symbolising the power and allure of modern Scotland.
Toshima Ward, one of Tokyo's most diverse areas, will host Scotland Day again in 2017.
October is Family History Month in the USA. If you've always wanted to trace your Scottish ancestry then now is the perfect time. To help get you started, we've answered the ten most common questions on researching your Scottish family tree.