Dorothy Harvey

What do you know about the reasons for emigration from Scotland?

A lot of it was the result of the clearances which left them without land and work.

If you live overseas yourself, where do you live and can you say a few words about your personal Scottish diaspora story?

I live in Auckland New Zealand. My husband and I emigrated to NZ with our daughter in 1967 and have lived here ever since.

Have any of your ancestors or members of your family emigrated? If so, where to? And do you know anything about their story overseas?

Not that I know of.

What do you think is the legacy of the Scots abroad?

They take with them a lasting love of their homeland and never forget their roots and pass this love on to their children.

Ending with something light-hearted: what did you think when first looking at the image called ‘Piper Kerr and Emperor penguin’?

Well, the Piper always thrills me, and I love penguins. This photo it looks as if the penguin is standing to attention listening to the Piper!

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  1. Ah, New Zealand — missing it all the time! Auckland has a long connection with Scottish migrants, of course. Just think of John Logan Campbell, for example. Auckland also once had New Zealand’s only St Andrew’s Society, primarily Scottish migrants established Caledonian societies. Well over 100 of them by 1910. Amazing!

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