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 our 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
- "Feature 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.
The SCA will be making a presentation to the Cross Party Group on China at the Scottish Parliament, at its meeting on Wednesday 20 January 2016. The event will take place between 5.30-8pm. A limited number of places are available for members only, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Details will be posted nearer the time. In the meantime, members interested in attending should register as soon as possible with Janice Dickson, Chairman, by email.
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 Goat (or Sheep) greetings cards are now available. They are available with either a coloured goat/sheep design (as shown above) or a red goat/sheep on cream.
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.
To order please download an order form here.