DSS Friends is our group for all networks, organisations, groups and businesses helping to connect and promote cultural exchange between Denmark and Scotland.
Danish Embassy in UK
The Danish Embassy in the UK has representations throughout Scotland. You can get in touch with the various consulates and vice-consulates right here.
The Confederation of Scandinavian Societies in the UK (CoScan) is an umbrella organisation for over 30 member societies promoting cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the UK.
The organisation sends out a magazine every six months and organises the Travel Award to help young British people to visit a Scandinavian country.
The Danish-Scottish Network is a facebook page providing daily news, events and information relevant to anyone living in Scotland with an interest in all things Danish.
The network has over 850 followers and connects people, groups and businesses.
Danish Students Abroad
Danish Students Abroad advises and represents Danish students before, during and after educational stays abroad. You can join DSA right here.
Danes Worldwide is an organisation for Danes living abroad. The organisation has representatives based all over the world, who can help members with any practical questions, they may have.
Danes Worldwide's representative in Scotland is Morten Riis and you can contact him right here.
St. Andrew Society of Denmark
Danish-Scottish Marketplace is a buy-and-sell group on facebook, where members are welcome to post items to buy and sell. You can join right here.
Current items for sale include carafe & glasses, engraved mirror and a variety of books.
Danes Abroad Business Group Online (DABGO) is a business network for Danes living abroad. DABGO arranges regular meetups and offers a range of discounts.
In Scotland, DABGO is represented by Knud Højland Pedersen. You can contact Knud via email.
Danish Language Network
The Danish Language Network in Scotland is for all past and present Danish adult learners in Scotland.
It encompasses all levels of Danish and arranges social meetups online and physically for people to practice their Danish.
We do Danish Language Meetups on Zoom the first and last Saturdays of every month, starting at 9.30am to finish by 10.30am.
All levels are welcome, from beginner to fluent (not excluding native speakers), but, in the course of time, break out groups might be organised, half an hour into meetings.
A Zoom link will be posted in the Facebook group ahead of each meeting. Prior to the event, expressions of interest or confirmations of attendance would be appreciated.
Danish Businesses in Scotland
There are many businesses with a Danish influence in Scotland and across the UK. We have included some of them here. If you would like your business added, please get in touch.
First Light Photography, Edinburgh
Freja Designer Dressmaking, Edinburgh
Nordic Living by Biehl, Edinburgh
The Scandinavian Shop, Helensburgh
Andersen & Sondergaard Wild Game Charcuterie. Scottish Borders
House of Farnell, Angus
Meadhon Guest House, Jedburgh
Beech & Birch, East Lothian
Tabita Harvey Creative, Edinburgh
Tine Soerensen Photography, Edinburgh
Ingrid's House, Cromarty
Danish Beauty, Buckie