Welcome to the Scotland China Association website
Ni hao and welcome to the SCA website, where you can find out more about the association, our forthcoming programme of events in Edinburgh and Glasgow and details of other China-related events across Scotland. We hope you enjoy your visit and, if you're not already a member, we would love for you to get involved !
The Scotland-China Association (SCA) is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organisation for people who have an interest in all aspects of Chinese life and civilisation. The SCA holds a wide range of cultural events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.
2016 was the 50th anniversary of the SCA's founding in 1966. The 50th anniversary AGM was on Saturday 11th June: a great celebration. Following the business meeting and lunch there was musical entertainment from Edinburgh Chinese Choir and Harmony Ensemble.
We are a voluntary organisation and depend on the subscriptions and support of our members to finance our monthly meetings and other activities, this website, and the publication of our magazine Sine. You are very welcome to join us. For a membership application, see this page.
We also maintain a mailing list to inform friends of upcoming SCA and non-SCA events - for more details, see here. It's free to join the mailing list.
The "Latest Postings" section, at top left, provides quick links to some of the most recent major articles on the site.
On 22 March 2017, Chinese Consul General Pan Xinchun held a reception for the Cross Party Group on China at the Scottish Parliament and the Scotland China Association at the Consulate General, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level between China and the UK as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Consulate General in Edinburgh. More that 70 guests attended the celebrations, including Mrs. Mary Fee MSP, Convener of the Cross Party Group on China, Mr. John Scott MSP , Mr. Colin Smyth MSP, Mr. Dean Loackhart MSP, Ms. Annie Wells MSP, Mr. Richard Lyle MSP and Mrs. Janice Dickson, Chairman of the Scotland China Association as well as several other SCA members. See this Consulate page for more.
The Scotland China Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with Generation UK: China Network, a British Council initiative that aims to connect all UK nationals with China experience to continue and deepen their engagement with China.
The Network supports student employability and skills development, and provides a platform for all UK nationals to further their business, academic and entrepreneurial connections to China.
The Scotland-China Association maintains a mailing list to inform friends of our upcoming SCA and non-SCA events. You can view the recent messages that were sent out from our mailing list as well as sign up for it from Yahoo Groups. It's free to join the mailing list. Please also consider becoming a member of the SCA. We depend on membership subscriptions to finance our continuing activities.
There are two ways to sign up :
1. If you already have a Yahoo ID, or are happy to create one, you can sign up directly on this page Yahoo Groups. Just click the purple 'Join this Group' button.
2. Alternatively, if you do not wish to create a Yahoo ID, simply send an email asking to be signed up to our Website Editor.
Our attractive SCA Year of the Rooster greetings cards are now available. They are available with either a
painting or red calligraphic design on cream paper.
The Chinese Year of the Rooster began on 28th January 2017
Those born in the Year of the Rooster are assertive and determined, standing firmly on their own feet. They are born organizers and clear thinkers and like to keep everything neat and tidy. When it comes to making decisions, they consider all sides of a situation before coming to a conclusion.
Other Rooster years are
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957. 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
We also still have available our special panda cards, created in 2011 to mark the arrival of Tian Tian and Yang Guang at Edinburgh Zoo.
SCA 50th Anniversary mugs are also still available
To order please download an order form