The views of a Paisley employer are heard on the extent to which the immigrant population was willing to assimilate into Scottish society.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Use the clip as a starting point for considering responses to Irish migration into Scotland. Compare the working class Scots and Irish, looking for what they had in common and the social and cultural factors that divided them. Look at religious differences and how much this kept the two groups divided. Investigate the role of the Church of Scotland at the time, considering evidence such as, ‘The Menace of the Irish race to our Scottish Nationality’, a report presented at the Church’s general assembly in 1923.