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What Hong Kong can do for Scotland – Roy Leckie

Roy Leckie, Executive Director of Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott, first published this article in Reform Scotland, a charity which aims to inform and influence policy debate through research, the publication of reports and briefings and by arranging lectures and seminars.  It is well known that Scotland had a massive influence on the…

Hong Kong and Scotland

This article by Roddy Gow, Chairman of the Asia Scotland Institute, was originally published here, in the Friends of The Scotsman section of The Scotsman. Scots led the way in building successful businesses in Hong Kong. Now we should renew our economic edge by attracting entrepreneurs from Hong Kong to Scotland. Hong Kong’s population is…

One of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats lies off the Scottish west coast – but climate change could wipe it out

Heidi Burdett, Heriot-Watt University and Cornelia Simon-Nutbrown, Heriot-Watt University Maerl beds stud the ocean floor like underwater brambles. They’re pastel pink and, despite their knobbly appearance, made up of a red seaweed. This algae has a limestone skeleton which gives it a complex three-dimensional structure that is quite unlike the slimy seaweeds you may be…

SCDI plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have developed a plan for Scotland’s Green Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis with our Clean Growth Leadership Group and our members. It has 12 big ideas for how we kick-start the Scottish economy, create new green jobs and accelerate our progress to net-zero. It contains four fundamental principles: Impact –…

Rural Scotland has a greater role to play in our economic success

SCDI have published the report of their Rural Commission outlining steps they believe are necessary to unlock more of Scotland’s economic potential. Launched in April 2018, the Rural Commission was established to look at the economy throughout Scotland and consider actions that can help people and businesses in every part of the country. With 42…

Digital strategy in a time of crisis

April 22 2020|By Simon Blackburn, Laura LaBerge, Clayton O’Toole, and Jeremy Schneider If the pace of the pre-coronavirus world was already fast, the luxury of time now seems to have disappeared completely. Businesses that once mapped digital strategy in one- to three-year phases must now scale their initiatives in a matter of days or weeks. In one European survey, about…

ASI Chief Executive Announcement Apr 20

CE & Founder of the ASI, Mr Roddy Gow OBE, explains to Members, Sponsors, Partners and Followers of the Institute how the Asia Scotland Institute is adapting to COVID 19 and its future direction in this video:     

Japan Connections

  Japan Connections February saw our partners at the University of Stirling host their annual Japan Week. Students and staff took part in Japanese language lessons, a Kimono fashion show, and a range of other activities aimed at fostering connections between students of different nationalities, and to inspire a global outlook among all. This year’s…

A Letter From Beijing

Inspiring Global Talent 2017   Today, the Asia Scotland Institute is proud to announce a partnership agreement with the British Council in China to inspire and support the leaders of tomorrow. The partnership focusses on our Institute supporting students to boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study…