The views of a Glasgow doctor on the living conditions of the Irish immigrant population.
How the division of land meant many Irish people lived on the brink of starvation.
The government responded to the famine by setting up manual labour programmes.
Factors leading to the emigration of Scottish farmers during the 19th century.
How Scottish emigrants sailed to their new homes and the conditions that they endured.
A review of the varied experiences of Scottish emigrants in the USA.
Scottish emigration from the 1830s in the context of push and pull factors.
The factors that encouraged large numbers of Scots to emigrate to North America.
Two audio extracts quote the views of Scottish employers about Irish workers.