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Burns is virtual this year - and there's still time to join in on the fun!Tune in tonight for  , a livestream broadcast ...

Burns is virtual this year - and there's still time to join in on the fun!

Tune in tonight for , a livestream broadcast from NYC and around the world on Robert Burns’ 263rd birthday 🎉

The fun starts @ 7pm ET 🥃

Thrilled to share the news that the NYC Tartan Week Committee has announced that award-winning Scottish actress Karen Gi...

Thrilled to share the news that the NYC Tartan Week Committee has announced that award-winning Scottish actress Karen Gillan
will be the Grand Marshall of the 2022 NYC Tartan Day Parade!

Get ready for a lively procession of bands, Highland dancers, clans, Shetlander Vikings and more 🥳🎊

📅 Sat, 9 April, Midtown in Manhattan


We are so proud to have supported this year's ! Congratulations to the Allied Forces Foundation and all who participated in the trek!


Tomorrow is and marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the country! To celebrate the close ties between Scotland and Canada, we will be showcasing a different influential Scottish-Canadian every month, and sharing the story of how they helped shape modern Canada. Check it out here:

VisitScotland launches Scotland virtual reality experience

You can now travel around Scotland from the comfort of your home! Check out VisitScotland's virtual reality tour of the country:

The OFFICIAL gateway to Scotland provides information on Scottish culture and living, working, studying, visiting, and doing business in Scotland.


Did you know, Dr. James McCune Smith was the1st African American to earn a medical degree? He received his MD from the University of Glasgow.

Bring on Burns Night!

Just one week to ! Are you ready to celebrate?

Are you ready to celebrate Burns Night? Discover top tips and lots more about Scotland's national Bard at

Christmas and New Year traditions in Scotland

Ever heard of the Loony Dook or the Kirkwall Ba’? Read all about Scotland's Christmas and New Year traditions here:

Many of Scotland’s seasonal customs at Christmas and Hogmanay are traditional in the truest sense. Not only are they very old, but they are, in the main, rather unorthodox.

Scottish Clan Fund - EventScotland

Calling all Clans! You can apply for funding for your clan to participate in 2017's 'Splash of Tartan' program as part of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. More information about the events and funding application can be found here: Deadline closes 9 January!

A fund intended to provide legally-constituted Clans and Clan Societies with financial support for individual events. Find out how to apply.

Happy St Andrew's Day!

Happy St. Andrew's Day to all! Enjoy celebrating Scotland's National Day!

This November we want Scots and Scots at heart to wish the world a Happy St Andrew's Day! Record your message and tag it - you could end up ...

The Pipes of Christmas

Tickets for the Pipes of Christmas are available now. Performances will be held on 17 & 18 December at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. You can purchase your tickets here:

A festival for the soul


You can now see the amazing work of artist Rob Mulholland in Virginia as part of the Elizabeth River Project.


Celebrate Scotland's Winter Festivals

Celebrate Winter Festivals Season and participate in our campaign!

Are you ready to celebrate this Winter? There's so much happening with Scotland's Winter Festivals - St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night! Here's just a...

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

To all of our friends in the LA area, check out the 'China Through the Lens of John Thomson' exhibit at Cal State Northridge. The exhibit opens this Saturday and will be at The Art Galleries through 10 December. More info here:

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics - Press Release

Congrats to Scottish Professors David Thouless and Michael Kosterlitz for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. Read about their win and their discoveries on here:, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

One 'giant' leap for island tourism

TV and film productions are shining a spotlight on Scotland’s island communities:

Skye and Orkney’s starring roles in Disney’s The BFG have highlighted the “giant” contribution Scotland’s islands have made to cinema and television over...

About Scotland

Scotland has a history of welcoming people from all over the world and will continue to do so 👋🏻🌍💙


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper met with representatives from The Scottish Government in the USA and The Business Network for Offshore Wind recently to discuss areas of potential cooperation between Scotland and the US on .

More information about the Scottish Government in the USA is available at:

More information about The Business Network for Offshore Wind is available at:

Photo Info: (L-R) BOEM's Timothy McCune, Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas (UK Embassy) Donnie Jack, Business Network for Offshore Wind's Ross Tyler, BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper, BOEM Deputy Director Walter D. Cruickshank, BOEM Chief of Staff Emily Lindow

June Andrews Lecture and Book Signing | Concordia University Chicago

Scotland's leading dementia expert, Professor June Andrews, will speak at Concordia University in Chicago on June 28th. For more info and to register, click here:

June Andrews, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Stirling University, Scotland


Washington D.C., DC


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