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  • In this file photo, an Indian rickshaw puller sits atop the passenger seat to protect himself during a heavy downpour in Allahabad, India.(AP)

    New Report on Climate Change

    29 Sept. - A new report, Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective addresses the causes of 16 individual extreme events that occurred on four continents in 2013.

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    Obama’s Address to 69th U.N. General Assembly

    24 Sept. - Speaking at the United Nations, President Obama called on the world to join him in an effort to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the ISIL militants that have taken over large areas in Syria and Iraq.

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    U.S. Breakdance Crew in Scotland

    June 11-12 the U.S. Consulate-General in Edinburgh organized a series of events for the U.S. breakdance crew ILL-Abilities in Scotland. The crew performed at Dance Base in Edinburgh and attended workshops hosted by Indepen-Dance in Glasgow and KIC Dance in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

  • Sutton Trust U.S. Programme students shared with Amb. Barzun their experience visiting American universities this summer.  Good luck to this talented group in the applications process this fall. (Consulate-General photo)

    Ambassador Barzun visits Edinburgh

    29 October 2013 - Sutton Trust U.S. Programme students shared with Ambassador Barzun their experience visiting American universities this summer. Good luck to this talented group in the applications process this fall.

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    The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh

    The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh provides non-emergency services by appointment only. If you require an emergency service please call 0131 556 8315 and select option 8.

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    USA College Day - the largest U.S. University Fair in the UK

    If you are considering undergraduate study in the US, USA College Day is not to be missed! At College Day you will have the opportunity to speak with over 170 exhibitors representing universities in the U.S. and educational service providers. This event is not to be missed by students, parents or advisors. Book your place now!  Register for USA College Day »

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    FIBA Basketball World Cup

    28 August 2014 - The FIBA Basketball World Cup starting on 30 August in Spain has 24 countries competing including the U.S., who announced their team on Monday.  Read more on the blog »

  • U.S. breakdance crew ILL-Abilities
    U.S. breakdance crew ILL-Abilities

    11-12 June 2014 - The U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh organized a series of events for the U.S. breakdance crew ILL-Abilities in Scotland. The crew performed at Dance Base in Edinburgh and attended workshops hosted by Indepen-Dance in Glasgow and KIC Dance in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. 

  • Our education blog talks about the 2014 White House Science Fair
    2014 White House Science Fair

    28 May 2014 - President Obama hosted the fourth-ever White House Science Fair which featured extraordinary science projects and experiments from some of America’s most innovative students from across America.  Read more »

  • Worldwide Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

    10 April 2014 - The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Full text on State.gov »

  • CG Edinburgh Hosts Saltire Fellows’ Reception
    CG Edinburgh Hosts Saltire Fellows’ Reception

    On February 25 2014, the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh held a reception to celebrate the return to Scotland of the 2013 Saltire Fellows. The Saltire Fellows program is focused on exposing young Scottish entrepreneurs to leadership training, including 13 weeks at the top-ranked Babson College.   Read more about the Saltire Foundation  »

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    Consulate General Edinburgh E-newsletter

    Through this Newsletter we aim to keep you up to date with news and events which may affect Americans and notify you of events of interest in Scotland.  Read the newsletter  »

Live TTIP Event

  • Live TTIP Event 03 October 2014 at 1430 GMT

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