Modern Scottish Diaspora : Contemporary Debates and Perspectives
Coinciding with Scotland's second year of Homecoming in 2014, The Modern Scottish Diaspora brings together well-established and emerging scholars to present a contemporary 'diasporic' perspective on national affairs for Scotland. The book reflects a growing interest in the subject from politicans, academic and policy makers. It coincides with new diaspora strategy and moves to encourage 'roots tourism', as individuals come back to visit their 'homeland' diaspora.
The Scots form one of the world's largest diasporas, with around 30 million people worldwide claiming a Scottish ancestry. There are few countries around the globe without a Caledonian Society, a Burns Club, a Scottish country dance society or similar organisation. This book serves to remind us of the continuing importance of those links for Scots both at home and abroad. It will be of interest to politicians, public policy makers, Scottish business, tourism bodies and genealogists as wellas to scholars and students of Diaspora Studies.