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Political Initiative to enhance Nordic-Scottish co-operation 

The possibilities to enhance Nordic-Scottish co-operation were explored at a seminar held in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament on 19 November 2002. The deliberations reflected a political will to enter into a closer dialogue regarding issues/challenges which are typical for...


On these pages you will find information about Scottish-Norwegian relations. As Consulate General for Scotland, including Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, and Northern Ireland, it is our main responsibilities to take care of Norwegian interests and promote Norwegian culture and trade.

The Consulate General also provide general information about Norway, advise on Norwegian rules and regulations and keep updated lists on Scottish-Norwegian
Events and Friendship Societies. There is also a collection of videos, CD's, records and books both in English and Norwegian which are readily available for the public to borrow. Please contact us for details.

For foreign nationals we assist in matters regarding applications for visas and residence and work permits. Scotland also has a large Norwegian population, and the Consulate General issues passports to Norwegian nationals and translations of official documents. For any queries, please go to Visas and Passports.

To promote Norwegian business in Scotland, The
Scottish Norwegian Business Forum was set up in 1988. The aim of the Forum is to work as a door opener for Norwegian business interests and a catalyst for Scottish- Norwegian business co-operation. The 90 members are also kept up to date on Scottish and Norwegian market trends and developments.

Norwegian Seamen's Mission has a representative in Edinburgh, and some services are conducted in Norwegian. The Norwegian Student Chaplain covering Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Monaco visits regularely.

We hope that you find the information you need on these pages, or by following any of the links. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. See below for contact details.

The office of the Consulate General is in 86 George Street, in the centre
of Edinburgh. Opening hours Monday to Friday: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. The Visa and Passport Section is open: 10.00 a.m. -12.00 p.m. (var 12:30 pm)

Royal Norwegian Consulate General
86 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 3BU
Tel: 0131 226 5701
Fax: 0131 220 4976
E-mail: cons.gen.edinburgh@mfa.no
Consul General: Mr. Arne Sivertsen
Consul: Ms. Grethe Knudsen



Royal Norwegian Embassy: 25 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QD T: 020 7591 5500 F: 020 7245 6993 E: emb.london@mfa.no
Royal Norwegian Consulate General: 86 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3BU T: 0131 2265701 F: 0131 2204976 E: cons.gen.edinburgh@mfa.no