Think Scotland Think Conference

Why Scotland?

A setting that’s second to none.

Scotland’s beauty as an event location lies in the fact that you could, if you wish, start your day in a state-of the art conference venue and finish it on top of a mountain. However you want your event to run, we’ve got a way to make it happen.

  • Inspirational experiences – from playing an Open course to being part of a bespoke Highland Games – are never far away.
  • Scotland is home to renowned experts in both corporate and academic fields.  Their influence drives ground breaking inventions and thought leadership.
  • We’ve got the facilities: purpose built meeting venues, unique spaces for dinners, hotels that are the envy of the world.
  • Scotland’s people make great hosts.

Scotland's Innovations have shaped the world

Here in Scotland, we’ve always been full of bright ideas. In fact, Scottish inventions have shaped the modern world as we know it, and we just can’t stop coming up with new ones! In 2016, we’re celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design. Watch the video to see some of our all-time favourite moments of genius from Scotland.

Some facts about Scotland

  • Dundee will be the home of the first V&A museum outside of London.

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  • Aerospace, defence and marine industry worth c. £6bn.

  • Over 1,000 flights head from London airports to Scotland every week.

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  • Home of Grand Theft Auto V - the fastest-selling computer game ever.

  • In 2013, CNN named Scotland as the World’s Best Travel destination.

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  • One of Europe’s largest life-sciences clusters - 650 organisations.

  • Our three main airports serve 161 international destinations, across five continents.

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  • Oil and gas exports worth c. £10bn a year.

  • The fastest Edinburgh to London train takes just 4 hours.

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  • Textiles used by designers like Chanel, Vuitton and Westwood.

  • 37 million cases of Scotch whisky are exported per year to over 200 markets worldwide.

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  • 2000+ companies in the renewables sector.

  • Scotland is the world’s largest langoustine producer.

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  • Michel Roux, Gordon Ramsay, Gary Rhodes, Jamie Oliver, and Antonio Carluccio own restaurants in Scotland.

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  • 11% of all Nobel prizes have been awarded to Scots.

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  • Scotland boasts 15 universities, including Dundee – one of the UK’s premier centres for scientific research.

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  • At least one of 14 Open golf courses are accessible within 30 minutes of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh,Glasgow, Perth and Stirling.

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  • Glasgow is the UK’s second-biggest shopping destination, with £2.55bn spent each year.

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  • There are over 3000 Scottish castles - that's one for every 10 square miles.

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  • The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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  • 50 million people across the globe have Scottish ancestry.

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