The USA is Scotland's biggest overseas trading partner; its largest inward investor and a hugely valuable tourism market. Canada also has a special significance for Scotland and represents a major export and tourism market.
The Scottish Affairs Office in Washington DC exists to promote Scotland's interests in the United States and Canada. Both countries are vital to Scotland's prosperity in the years and decades ahead.
The Scottish Affairs Office is supported by the Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs in Canada. The Second Secretary is based in Toronto and works collaboratively with the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International and VisitScotland to promote Scotland's interests in Canada.