Tag Archives: Diaspora

Scottish Independence Day

Apparently it’s Scottish Independence Day over in the UK – well north of the border anyway – and also Tartan Day – some see Tartan as  a tradition – others as a fashion statement and others as even a protest … Continue reading

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Scottish Convicts in Nineteenth Century Australia

This is an interesting post from the Scottish Diaspora Blog. “Australia was first put on the Scottish diaspora map not as a migrant destination of choice, but as a convict settlement. The overall number of convict Scots was, however, low”… … Continue reading

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Homecoming Scotland 2014 – Welcoming back the Scottish Diaspora

From Kerrie Anne Christian In Scotland, 2014 is a year of welcoming back the Scottish Diaspora from across the world – those whose families left to go to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Antipodes – Australia and New Zealand over … Continue reading

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The Leaving of Armadale – Sleat – Isle of Skye 1837

Alexander McKenzie was born on the Isle of Skye in 1803, and married Anne McLean, in 1829 at Armadale,  on the Isle of Skye, in the Parish of Sleat). Alexander McKenzie, aged 32 years,  travelled to Australia as assisted immigrants … Continue reading

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