The Consulate General in Edinburgh takes care of Norwegian interests and promotes Norwegian culture and trade in Scotland, including Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, and Northern Ireland.
Close relations between Norway, Scotland and Northern Ireland go back centuries. The Consulate General works with Norwegian, Scottish and British officials, businesses, organisations and individuals to further strengthen the relationship between our countries.
Advising on Norwegian rules and regulation is an important part of facilitating business across the North Sea. The Consulate General aims at opening doors for Norwegian businesses coming into the Scottish and Northern Irish markets.
A number of "Norwegian" cultural events take place each year. Norway is present at the Edinburgh festivals in August, but there are many more concerts, exhibitions and films throughout the year. Working with officials, event organisers and venues the Consulate General can facilitate cultural exchanges and in some circumstances provide financial support.
The Consulate General also provides general information about Norway for schools and individuals. We distribute a number of brochures and posters, and there are books, records, CDs and videos both in Norwegian and English to loan.
The Visa and Passport section assists in matters regarding applications for visas, residence and work permits, and maritime affairs relating to Norwegian ships or seamen. Scotland and Northern Ireland also have a large Norwegian population, and the Consulate General issues passports to Norwegian nationals and translations of certain official documents.
Norwegian Consul General in Edinburgh is Mr Øystein Hovdkinn. Consul is Mr Bjørn Eilertsen.
The Consulate General is located in the west end of George Street in the Edinburgh city centre.
Royal Norwegian Consulate General
86 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 3BU
Telephone 0131 226 5701
Fax: 0131 220 4976
Opening hours: 09.00 - 16.00
Visa and passport section opening hours: 10.00 - 12.00