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 is the 50th anniversary of the SCA's founding in 1966, and we are developing various special events and activities to celebrate this. More details will be provided on this website in due course.

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.

Navigating this website

The "Main Menu" at the left provides easy access to the various sections of the website. To find out more about the SCA itself, see the "About us" page, and for news of our events, and others related to China in Scotland, see the "Events" page. To join, see the "Membership" page.

We have several sections with articles of various kinds :

  • "Scotland/China news" has short reports of events, new developments in the Scotland/China relationship and the like
  • "Articles" has articles on various aspects of the Scotland/China relationship, old and new, as well as some longer event reports
  • "Sine magazine" has information about our bi-annual publication

The "Latest Postings" section, at top left, provides quicklinks to some of the most recent major articles on the site.