A Global Citizen: Scotland to provide more funding for Women in Conflict project

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.

A Scots Trail in Singapore

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.

Ancient History of Scotland

People have lived in Scotland for over 12,000 years, right back to prehistoric times.

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.

Canadian connections – Scots’ indelible imprint on Canada

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. 

Commemorations of Robert Burns around the world

After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Robert Burns has more statues dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure.

Edinburgh Castle: Ageless Beauty

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.

From Tokyo with love

Toshima Ward, one of Tokyo's most diverse areas, will host Scotland Day again in 2017.

Getting started in Scottish genealogy

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.

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