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Steve Buckley – Asia, a personal perspective

Steve Buckley“It’s clear to say that Asia is where our future is going to be” – Steve Buckley When it comes to Asia, few people speak with more authority than Steve Buckley.  Steve, a former British diplomat, has half a century of ties with Asia. He first moved there as a toddler 50 years ago,…

Nepal earthquake

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubbleMore than 7,000 people are now known to have died in the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend.  Officials say more than 10,000 people have been injured, some terribly, and it is feared the number of casualties could rise significantly.  According to the United Nations, eight million people…

Building Bridges Speakers Montage

Below is a short video montage of speakers giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…

Building Bridges Audience Montage

Below is a nice little montage of delegates giving their reaction to our Building Bridges conference at Gogarburn, Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or by a…

Prof Ian Gow OBE joins International Advisory Council

Prof Ian Gow OBEAsia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome on board Prof Ian Gow OBE, the latest distinguished member of our International Advisory Council.  Prof Gow is Director of the Confucius Institute, University of Glasgow. An Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies, he is also an internationally recognised Japan specialist and was Scotland’s first…

Asia House Denmark

Roddy and Carsten at Asia House, CopenhagenAsia Scotland Institute has signed an agreement with Asia House in Denmark – the first of what we hope will be a string of strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations across Europe. The new initiative with our friends in Copenhagen allows us to share ideas, cross-promote events and work together…

Small country, big tribe

Shereen Nanjiani and Sir Brian Souter (photo: Iain Robinson)Scotland may be a small country – but worldwide the Scots are a huge and innovative tribe. That was the message that came through loud and clear at our inaugural Building Bridges conference in Edinburgh.  Off the back of it, we have already started talking with our…

Richard Branson message

Sir Richard Branson took time out from his busy schedule to send a personal message of support ahead of our inaugural Building Bridges conference in Edinburgh.  The Virgin Group boss said, “I’d like to send you my very best wishes for a very successful Building Bridges event which is focusing on an aspect that is…

Nicola Sturgeon message

Scotland’s First Minster Nicola Sturgeon sent a personal video message of support ahead of our inaugural Building Bridges conference in Edinburgh.  The conference – which ran from 17 till 18 March – found new ways for Scotland to connect with the 50 million or so people around the world linked to us by heritage or…