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16 October 2014
Immigrants & Exiles - Scots in Scotland

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newspaper newspapers
Extract from the Inverness Courier, 1838, reporting on the arrival of an emigrant agent.
   
envelope personal accounts
Extract from a letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland by the fishermen of Fraserburgh, 1888.
   
musical note songs
Verses from Jamie Raeburn’s Farewell, a traditional song from the point of view of a man being transported. "It was early one morning, just by the break of day…".
   
picture pictures
Photograph of crofters’ houses on the Isle of Harris, circa 1930.
   
document official documents
Evidence given by a church minister to the Royal Commission on the Poor Law, 1844.


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