emigrationScotland has a long history of emigration and Scots can be found all over the world. The word diaspora is used to describe them as a group – in its broadest sense the term simply refers to the movement of people, but I’d say it means much more than that. It stands too for shared cultural roots and an orientation to a homeland, Scotland in this case.

So who are the Scots in the diaspora? And what is your link with the Scots abroad? Are you one of them, or are you a Scot living in Scotland with family overseas? Then this project os about you – and looking for you: the project brings together Scots from around the world to share on this site their personal Scottish diaspora story. There are no special requirements, the project is open to anyone with a love for Scotland and Scottish history. The project is part of my Scottish Diaspora Blog.

If you would like to become a contributor, all you have to do is fill in this Survey and agree to the terms explained. The survey is quite short and won’t take long to complete. When your survey is in it will be published on the story wall for Scots around the world to enjoy.

Come and join in & please spread the word!