News & Events
Principal Officer Bazarnic visits Strathkinness Primary School
5 October 2012
Principal Officer Zoja Bazarnic visited Strathkinness Primary School in Fife to meet with students currently studying the United States. PO Bazarnic spoke with all four classes at the school, which is in a rural village in Fife and has 70 students.
PO Bazarnic answered a wide range of questions about the United States, ranging from the origin of the American Civil War to what is popular cuisine in America. PO Bazarnic was impressed with the students’ knowledge of the U.S. and was thrilled to share her own experiences as an American.
17 May 2012 American Strength and Resilience
Ambassador Louis Susman speech to The British-American Business Council Transatlantic Conference in Edinburgh
30 November 2011 Statement by Secretary Clinton on St. Andrews's Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Scotland as you celebrate St. Andrew’s Day
26 October 2011 Meeting our Responsibilities as Global Citizens Ambassador Susman's Speech at Edinburgh University
25 October 2011 A very special relationship: Examining the ties between Scotland and the United States This article was published by the Scotsman online on Tuesday, 25th October.
18 April 2011 U.S. Foreign Policy & The Role of Young People In A Changing World Ambassador Susman visited St Andrews University in Scotland, UK and gave this speech to student
06 April 2011 Scotland Week 2011 Scotland week runs from April 3rd to 10th with the annual Tartan Day parade on the 6th of April with numerous events scheduled across the U.S. and Canada.
15 March 2011 Applications for UK Fulbright Awards for study, research and/or lecturing in the United States in 2012-13 are now available. This year’s Fulbright Awards Programme includes a further 28 new scholarships and 3 new Special Programmes for US and UK citizens - more than £355k in additional funding plus a further £300k+ in university cost-share.
21 December 2010 On the 22nd Anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing where 270 people lost their lives, Principal Officer Dana Linnet and the staff at the US Consulate Edinburgh would like to offer their ongoing sympathy with the families of the disaster, who live everyday with the loss of their loved ones and are never far from our thoughts.
29 November 2010 Secretary Clinton on Scotland's St Andrew's Day "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Scotland as you celebrate St. Andrew’s Day on November 30. Scotland’s unique culture and traditions have long been admired around the world, and the special ties between our two nations date back to the founding of the United States."
07 October 2010 Fulbright Commission in Scotland
The Scottish First Minister celebrates the success of the educational exchange programme with the United States.
For the latest news on U.S. policy visit the U.S. Embassy London's website.
Principal Officer Zoja Bazarnic at Heriot Watt University
4 October 2012
Principal Officer Zoja Bazarnic was guest lecturer to final year undergraduate and post-graduate International Affairs students at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
PO Bazarnic spoke about the role of the U.S. in today’s world, emphasizing the importance of the United States as a Super-Partner. Students asked a range of foreign policy questions during the lively Q & A.
Scotland Goes Global Project
28 September 2012
The NUS Scotland and the Scottish Government launched their Year of Study Abroad with the "Scotland Goes Global Project", which seeks to encourage Scottish students to study abroad.
Approximately 80 secondary school students attended the event, which featured quizzes, cultural entertainment, and information from various countries about study abroad opportunities. The U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, with the participation of Fulbright Scholar Alex Maxwell held a stall at the event, promoting the benefits of studying in the United States.
Fulbright-Tulliallan Awareness Event
21 August 2012
Inaugural Fulbright-Tulliallan Awareness Event, at the Scottish Police College Tulliallan Castle in Fife.
Hosted the first annual Fulbright-Tulliallan Awareness Event to promote the Fulbright Police Research Awards to potential applicants. The event was a collaboration between the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission and the Scottish Police College.
Principal Officer Zoja Bazarnic encouraged attendees to apply and to learn more about research by Fulbright Police and Scholar Alumni. PO Bazarnic also met with U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission Executive Director Penny Egan to discuss ways of promoting the Fulbright educational exchange program in Scotland.
Children of 9/11 Summer Camp event
8 August, 2012
Children of 9/11 Summer Camp event, Edinburgh’s Telford College
Edinburgh’s Telford College welcomed students from the United States as part of this year’s 9/11 UK summer camp. The camp is organized by the British Council with involvement from America’s Camp. All of the students attending the summer camp endured the death or serious injury of a relative in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Principal Officer Zoja Bazarnic welcomed the students to Scotland and the UK and encouraged them to explore the links between the U.S. and Scotland. As part of the summer camp, the students visited different areas of the UK and were given a taste of what it is like to study in the UK.