SCEN News Update

25 March 2018

SCEN Review: Ten Years on and the Future
Have you read Archie McGlynn's enormously helpful Review of SCEN: the work of our critical best friend? SCEN Trustees are discussing the Recommendations now. Members of the SCEN Youth Committee and the Forum for SCEN Ambassadors are engaging in lively debate. Please do be in touch with your own comments:


Are you on the Map?
After the work of the Mapping Chinese Working Group, driven by SCEN and the Confucius Institute for Scotland, SCEN has created a Digital Map of schools, colleges and universities in Scotland involved in the teaching and learning of Chinese and about China. The principal aim is to encourage us to share and collaborate more and more. Please do ensure that your institute and its website can be found at:


Direct Flights to China
Great congratulations to Edinburgh Airport, which has secured the first direct flights between Scotland and China (Beijing) by Hainan Airlines!

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival, Edinburgh 3-5 August 2018
Last year over 2,000 people attended the Third Chinese Arts and Culture Festival at Edinburgh Fringe. This year a Chinese Youth Arts and Culture Festival will be added. Jie Song, Chairman of the Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, says that the organisers are now selecting  and registering Chinese youth performances,  all from famous schools/youth organisations in China

Jie Song explains that during the festival, she is looking for more engagements and links with local education sectors in Scotland. If any local education sectors/companies/organisations would like use these opportunities to build up relationships and business links with our visitors, please forward your proposal  to Jie Song,  so that it can be included in the Festival plan:

Meeting of Chinese Teaching Club, Friday 4 May 2018
50 George Square, Edinburgh, Room G.04, 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm