A brief history of emigration & immigration in Scotland: research guide 2

Download a pdf of this guide. Emigration & Scottish society Poverty has always been noted as the main reason for Scottish emigration. Two-thirds of the land is harsh – rocky, ill-drained, swept by rain-bearing winds off the Atlantic and far from the Mediterranean and medieval centres of European trade and culture. The first Scottish communities … Continue reading A brief history of emigration & immigration in Scotland: research guide 2