Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022.

Scotland. For a small country, we’ve made a very big impact and we continue to progress and pioneer. Our warmth and generosity are renowned around the world, as well as our driving determination.

Now we are creating new opportunities and standards that are making the world sit up and take notice. Whether you’re looking to study, invest, live and work, or just visit and see it all for yourself…


Coronavirus Advice

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-2019), we understand that visitors in Scotland may be looking for advice and support regarding their visit or travel home. During this difficult time, our partners at VisitScotland will be providing regular updates as new information becomes available.

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Scotland is Going Net Zero

Scotland’s playing its part and has committed to reach net zero emissions by 2045 in a way that’s equal, fair and creates new opportunities. Find out more about Scotland’s action on climate change. 

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Our People

Mark & Anna

Find out why Mark Hogarth, Creative Director of Harris Tweed, and supermodel Anna Freemantle feel Scotland is so in vogue right now.

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Through his research at University of Glasgow, Professor Dahiya is pioneering robotic skin for bionic prosthetics.

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Larissa Slaney, Life Scientist at Heriot-Watt University is making remarkable breakthroughs in the field of non-invasive animal tracking.

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Commonwealth Judo champion, Stephanie Inglis, was involved in an accident that left her fighting for her life rather than medals. Today, against the odds, she’s turning things around.

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Scotland's Stories


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We want to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up and Baby Box initiative is designed to give every single baby in Scotland an equal start in life.

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Andy Scott’s sculptures transform landscapes and create a focal point for locals and visitors alike. He is drawn to, and inspired by, Scotland.

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Our Timeline

Explore Scotland's lifetime of people, events, discoveries and turning points that not only changed the course of Scotland's history, but had an impact across the world.

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