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It is thought that today, 90 million people are descendants from Scots who emigrated. Between 1830 and 1930, two million Scots left their home country. Some left willingly to seek opportunity elsewhere, while others felt impelled to leave because of poor prospects if they stayed.
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4 March 2004

Classroom Ideas

The clip sets study of Scottish emigration in the years 1830s-1930s in its historical context. It can be used to introduce study of push and pull factors.