Features

India takes the spotlight at Tramway this summer

Jun 2016

Two exhibitions designed to celebrate India’s diverse and thriving art industry are taking place in Glasgow this summer.

A Flavour of Scotland for Indian visitors

Oct 2015

As visitors from India to Scotland continue to increase year on year, a leading travel company is developing two new tours which are sure to satisfy visitors taste buds.

Bollywood Superstar receives honorary degree in Edinburgh

Oct 2015

Shah Rukh Khan, who has appeared in over 80 Bollywood films including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, was in Edinburgh to be awarded with an honorary degree

India in Edinburgh Festivals

Aug 2015

This year’s Edinburgh Festival has been heavily influenced by Eastern culture. Although Indian theatre, dance and music always has a significant presence across Edinburgh’s summer festivals, this year has had a particularly large input.

Bollywood Love Story

Apr 2015

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Mela Festival partner up to create a Bollywood love story. “Ek Prem Kahani” uses the eternal theme of boy meets girl to conceptualise the crashing together of two rich heritages and the result is an explosion of energy, passion and colour.

Conservation of Kolkata’s Scottish cemetery highlights historic links between Scotland and India

Mar 2015

A project to conserve a Scottish cemetery in Kolkata, West Bengal is well underway, with the lead architect planning a second visit to Scotland to undergo specialist training.

David Livingstone - The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend

Mar 2013

DAVID Livingstone, the world-famous missionary and explorer, was born 200 years ago today in Blantyre.

Scottish Dance Theatre Tour of India

Jan 2013

By James MacGillivray, Scottish Dance Theatre's Acting Artistic Director  During October and November 2012 Scottish Dance Theatre undertook a 2 ½ week tour to India which included a programme of performances, as well extensive education,...

India diaspora links wanted for giant Scottish tapestry project

Jan 2013

Scottish arts organisation are looking for peple in India with family connections to Scotland to take part in an international tapestry project

Fusing Indian and Celtic Connections

Nov 2012

It is often said that music is a universal language of mankind, transcending cultures, religion, borders and boundaries, and creating a bond between people around the world. And today (Monday, 29th October 2012) it’s been announced that a new...

Scottish education makes new links with India

Nov 2012

External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop today announced four groundbreaking collaboration projects between leading education institutions in Scotland and India. Ms Hyslop was speaking in New Delhi at ‘Innovation in Education’ - a meeting of...

Scottish Dance Theatre in India

Nov 2012

By James MacGillivray, Scottish Dance Theatre's Acting Artistic Director SDT has been in India for a week now, although it feels like a lot longer with all that has been packed in! Our first performance, in Chennai, was a sell-out – the first...

The Story of St Andrew

Nov 2012

A long, long time ago in Galilee a fisherman called Andrew spent his days fishing. One day he heard a man call out from the bank, “Follow me!” That man was Jesus of Nazareth and Andrew immediately lay down his nets and became one of Jesus’ twelve Disciples.

Who was St Andrew?

Nov 2012

Did you know that along with Scotland, Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Russia, Romania, and Barbados?

Scots Abroad

Nov 2012

The Scots, like many small nations, have settled all over the world. It is estimated that around 50 million people around the globe claim Scottish descent but few nations have inspired in their Diaspora such a profound sense of roots and identity as Scotland has.