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Apr 05, 2014, 12:21 ET
Runners in kilts and painted faces participated in the 11th annual Scotland Run (10K), part of the Scotland Week festivities.  (PRNewsFoto/Scottish Government)

Scottish spirit runs deep in Manhattan as thousands turn out for the 11th Annual Scotland Run in Central Park

 A total of 9,500 runners covered 95,000 kilometers in 125,400,000 steps as they took on the 11th Annual Scotland Run in New York's Central...

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  - Scotland Week 10k Run & Festival Takes Place on Saturday, April 6. www.scotland.org.  (PRNewsFoto/Scottish Government)

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...

Mar 30, 2011, 16:05 ET

Attention New York: The Scots Are Coming!

The Scots are in town and gearing up to make their mark on New York City as Scotland Week 2011 kicks off on April 3, 2011.   A week-long...

Jul 06, 2010, 10:08 ET

Scotland Celebrates Excellent Links With China at Shanghai World Expo 2010

Unique performances and interactive experiences will showcase Scotland in China at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, an event expected to attract 70...

Mar 31, 2010, 09:00 ET

Scotland Week Kicks Off in North America

From April 3-10, Scottish Ministers will travel throughout North America to promote Scotland as a modern, dynamic nation with a wealth of business...

Jan 19, 2010, 16:41 ET

Scotland Celebrates Burns' Night on 25 January

Scotland is inviting people across the world to don their kilts and enjoy a Highland fling with friends at the world's first online 'Worldwide...