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Description

Emigration from Scotland's fishing communities was high in the 1880s. Catches were poor and the Russian Revolution had caused the collapse of one of the most reliable markets for Scottish fish. Many families moved to North America, particularly the Great Lakes, to earn a living.
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First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Classroom Ideas

The clip can link to case studies of local fishing communities. How were they affected by the growth and industrialisation of the fishing industry. It can be used to look into the international effects of the Russian Revolution. Examine in more detail how industrialised Scotland and the British Empire became more dependent on the social and economic conditions of other nations.