Scots Diaspora Strategy

Scots Diaspora Strategy: A Journey of Discovery

There was a time not too long ago when the Scottish government seemed quite interested in building stronger and more productive relationships with its several diasporas including the potential powerhouse of the Scottish Ancestral Diaspora.  Alex Salmond’s government commissioned a series of studies in 2008 – 2009 to assess the possibilities and make recommendations for how […]

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Scottish Diaspora Strategy: Nobody Does Diaspora Like Israel

Today’s exploding levels of human mobility and migration have brought the term ‘diaspora’ into the lexicon of nations all across the globe including of course our own Scottish diaspora. It was the nation of Israel that really put the idea of a national diaspora on the map and until relatively recently, has dominated the field […]

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Scots Diaspora Strategy: Scotland Can Learn Much From Ireland’s “Irish Abroad” Concept

As we continue our exploration of world diaspora strategies, we choose to linger a little longer on Ireland.  We should be looking carefully at Ireland’s view of her ancestral diaspora.  We should learn more about our genetic cousins on the emerald isle generally in the hopes of working more closely on issues that concern us […]

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Scottish Clan & Family Forum: Getting Serious About A Scottish Diaspora Strategy

Last June in Stirling, Scotland, Scottish Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing convened a Scoping Meeting to define the direction and initial topics of interest for a new Scottish ancestral tourism stakeholder’s committee. After discussion it was agreed that the name of the group ought to be the Scottish Clan & Family Forum […]

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