The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs) has been created to promote, research and celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s life, works and impact. It is the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the to the life and works of Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Prize winner for Literature awarded in 1913.


Tagore was a poet, a novelist, a short story writer, an essayist, a playwright, a composer, an artist, environmentalist, activist, rural reconstructionist, philosopher and educationist.


The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs) was inaugurated by Edinburgh Napier University’s Institute of Creative Industries. ScoTs was initiated through a memorandum of understanding between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Edinburgh Napier University in November 2011.


The centre was officially announced at the International Tagore Conference held in Edinburgh at 4–6 May 2012. The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies promotes all Indian culture, education, philosophy, art and literature through highlighting Tagore’s legacy.