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) was founded in 1966. It 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 events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to foster friendship and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.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.
The "Latest Postings" section, at top left, provides quick links to some of the most recent major articles on the site.
Chinese New Year is a celebration of the new year according to the lunar calendar, sharing many similarities with Scotland’s own Christmas and Hogmanay traditions. Each year is attributed to an animal from 12 year cycles of the Chinese Zodiac; and on Mon 4 February 2019, one in six people across the world will count down to midnight to see in the Year of the Pig, which begins on Tue 5 February.
Chinese New Year Edinburgh is the largest Chinese New Year celebration in Scotland. For the first time ever, a co-ordinated programme of special events and initiatives will take place across Scotland’s capital as locals and visitors celebrate together. Cultural highlights include Edinburgh’s Official Chinese New Year Concert at the Usher Hall, the Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo and the opening of the brand-new East Asia Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Local businesses in the city will also welcome visitors with everything from traditional red envelopes to bespoke cocktails.
Please go to the following link for the full programme CNY2019
Our attractive SCA Year of the Pig greetings cards are now available. They are available with either a
painting or red calligraphic design.
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