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#EuropeDay 2018: Scotland’s place in Europe

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

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.

About Lorient Festival

Festival Interceltique Lorient is the largest Celtic festival in the world and is dedicated to showcasing the cultural traditions of the many different Celtic nations from around the world.

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

Ancient History of Scotland

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

Breaking the mould: Rugby is blossoming outside its comfort zone

As Scotland begin their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan this month – we look at the emergence of the sport in Japan and the integral part Scotland has played in its development.

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. 

Cementing Scotland’s reputation as a good global citizen

Scotland’s Women in Conflict Fellowship is just one of the excellent examples of how we are working to help create a better, fairer world for everyone.

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.

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