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The Scottish Government's international activities make crucial contributions to sustainable economic growth. We are committed to ensuring that Scotland is a great place to live, work, learn, invest, visit and do business with.

We share our experiences, values and expertise in areas such as justice, education, and climate change with other countries, with a view to seeing the human rights of people across the world fully realised.

International sub section

  • International Framework

    The Framework sets out the context and rationale for the Government's international activities.

  • Promoting Scotland

    Promoting Scotland, scotland.org, scotland portal, online gateway, international reputation, diaspora engagement

  • Europe

    The work of the European Union (EU) is increasingly important to Scotland, across a wide range of policy areas.

  • North America

    The USA is Scotland's biggest overseas trading partner; its largest inward investor and a hugely valuable tourism market.

  • Africa

    The Scottish Government funds projects in a number of countries in Sub Saharan Africa through our International Development Fund and our Climate Justice Fund.

  • Asia

    South Asia is a growing market for Scotland and we are committed to developing a strategic approach of engagement with the region.

  • International Development

    The International Development Policy articulates the vision of Scotland's place in the world as a good global citizen.