A report on the response of Scottish people to Irish immigration, as an illustration of anti-Irish sentiment.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Use as a starting point for considering responses to Irish migration into Scotland. Students should consider what the benefits and drawbacks were for both the Irish and Scottish. Consider what the influx of Irish workers meant for different classes of Scottish society. Compare the working class Scots and Irish, looking for what they had in common and the social and cultural factors that divided them. Debate how attitudes to immigrants at that time compare to a range of current views.