Welcome! Please join us on our Mission...

To promote awareness, understanding and collaboration between Scotland and Asia to create mutually enriching economic, cultural and educational opportunities, thereby enabling the people of Scotland to engage effectively with the people of Asia for a shared future.

The Mission is achieved through mounting unique programmes that provide engagement and access to innovative thinking, ideas and initiatives as well as by supporting the Asia programmes of other organisations in Scotland and initiatives in the countries of Asia in the areas of Policy & Politics, Business & Economics and Arts, Culture & Education.

We are dedicated to informing the people of Scotland about Asia from the Gulf to Japan, fostering business and cultural exchange, and reigniting the expeditionary spirit that propelled previous generations of enterprising Scots to the East.

Discover more about our Key Objectives and How to become a Member.

Browse the distinguished members of our International Advisory Council supporting us.

View our past events on our YouTube channel and in our News section.

Sign up for upcoming events below and on our Events page

Get in touch via info@asiascotlandinstitute.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Roddy Gow: Chairman and Founder: roddy.gow@canongatepartners.com

Stephen King Student

Stephen D. King, HSBC chief economist, in discussion after his address to the Institute in Glasgow


What people are saying...

Asia Scotland Institute is doing a first-class job reminding us of the growing economic and political importance of Asia-Pacific and providing a vital and enriching contribution to Scottish life.”

(Bill Jamieson, former Executive Editor, The Scotsman)

This new body will do much to develop stronger links between the investment community here and relevant parties based in the fast growing Asian economies.”

(Angus Tulloch, First State Investments)

I see the Asia Scotland Institute being able to stimulate thought leadership and broker connections, whether that is helping expose Scottish companies to outstanding speakers or helping to develop a groundswell awareness of the issues and opportunities.”

(Julian Taylor, Director Strategy & Economics & Head of Asia, Scottish Enterprise)

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Members & Associates

  • Adam Smith Institute
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Scottish Financial Enterprise
  • Aberdeen & Grampian Chambers of Commerce
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh
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