Navigating the Nordic: A brief introduction to the countries, cultures and customs of the North

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Scotland shares a long and intertwined history with the countries of 'The North'. For many Scots, however, the details of our Nordic neighbours remain vague and obscure. Would you know if Finnish was a Scandinavian language? If there was a meaningful difference between the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers? Or if we should give preference to 'hygge' or 'lagom' over 'jantelagen'? The answers to all of these questions and more will be provided in this evening's talk by Dr Alan Macniven.
Period22 Jan 2019
Held atThe Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Nordic Countries, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Nordic
  • Scandinavia
  • Lagom
  • Hygge
  • Jantelagen