British Council Scotland

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The British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries.

They have offices in over a 100 countries, over 7,000 staff worldwide and a turnover of £430 million.

They manage a wide range of activity in the arts and creative industries, education and training, English language teaching, governance, law and human rights, information and knowledge, science and technology.

Working with a range of partners within and outwith the UK, from public and private sectors to non-governmental organisations. They constantly seek new partnerships both in the UK and worldwide.

The British Council is a non-departmental public body. They receive a grant-in-aid from the UK Government through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but we operate independently.

British Council Scotland is based in the Tun, near the Scottish Parliament. They work with organisations in Scotland, the UK and internationally to connect Scotland and the world through the arts, education, science and governance. They do this by:

  • Offering international opportunities to educators and young people in schools, colleges and youth groups.
  • Working with our education partners to promote Scottish education overseas and providing support to British Council-managed scholars.
  • Making the world smaller and bringing people together through online educational collaboration.
  • Encouraging a just and inclusive society by promoting good governance and human rights.
  • Providing Scottish-based artists and organisations an international context to work in and promoting the vibrancy and quality of the Scottish arts scene internationally.
  • Strengthening international scientific links for Scotland and stimulating debate about the impact of science on people´s lives and the environment.

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