Sailing away from Scotland

How Scottish emigrants sailed to their new homes and the conditions that they endured.

Scottish emigrants in the USA and Canada

A review of the varied experiences of Scottish emigrants in the USA.

Scottish Emigration 1830s-1930s

Scottish emigration from the 1830s in the context of push and pull factors.

Scottish emigration to North America

The factors that encouraged large numbers of Scots to emigrate to North America.

The Irish labour force in Scotland

Two audio extracts quote the views of Scottish employers about Irish workers.

The Irish Potato Famine

Brief contemporaneous reports describe the effects of the Irish Potato Famine.

The Irish Potato Famine in Irish folklore

The effects and legacy of the potato famine on the Irish people is discussed.

The luggage of Scottish emigrants

The luggage and possessions Scottish emigrants took with them when they set sail.

The religious and cultural differences for Irish immigrants in Scotland

The extent to which Irish immigrants were willing to assimilate into Scottish society.