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Mar 24, 2016, 10:57 ET Scottish Government Invites North Americans To Celebrate Scotland Week By Sharing Scottish Selfies

 Scots and those who love all things Scottish can show their pride this Scotland Week, April 2 through 9, by sharing a "Scotland Selfie"...


Jan 20, 2016, 10:43 ET January 25 is Burns Night

Celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, by Taking a "Burnsie" and Listening to Outlander Star Sam Heughan Narrate the Bard's Most Famous...


Jan 21, 2015, 14:17 ET Scotland Celebrates Burns Night on January 25

January 25 is Burns Night, which celebrates Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns.  On Burns' birthday, Scots and those who love all...


Apr 02, 2014, 16:12 ET Central Park Turns Tartan for 11th Annual Scotland Run

 On Saturday, April 5 at 8 AM, a tide of tartan will descend on New York's Central Park as up to 9,000 runners take part in the eleventh...


Apr 04, 2013, 09:05 ET Central Park Turns Blue and Tartan for 10th Annual Scotland Run

 On Saturday, April 6 at 8 AM, a tide of tartan will descend on New York's Central Park as more than 10,000 runners celebrate Scotland for the...


Jan 25, 2013, 10:11 ET It's Burns Night!

It's that time of year again, dig out the tartan and dust off the Toast to the Lassies: it's Burns Night. On January 25 each year, Scots and...


Jun 19, 2012, 19:01 ET Scotland the "Silicon Valley" of Marine Energy: Salmond Tells San Francisco Forum That Offshore Renewables Will Transform Scotland

Renewable resources will make Scotland the "Silicon Valley" of marine energy in the same way that hi-tech industries transformed Northern...