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Scottish Associations in North America

Scots, a nineteenth-century observer from London, England, was keen to point out, ‘herd together … not touched, except by each other.’ These words resonate loudly with many a Scot abroad: their propensity to come together with fellow Scots is, in fact, a defining characteristic of the Scottish diaspora. Nowhere is this more evident than in … Continue reading

Scotland’s National Poet: Robert Burns

Edina! Scotia’s darling seat! All hail thy palaces and tow’rs; Where once, beneath a Monarch’s feet, Sat Legislation’s sovereign pow’rs: From marking wildly-scatt’red flow’rs, As on the banks of Ayr I stray’d, And singing, lone, the ling’ring hours, I shelter in thy honour’d shade. – Robert Burns, “Address to Edinburgh” As an immigrant myself, I know … Continue reading

Homecoming Scotland 2010: A Journey Ten Years in the Making

As producer of SimplyScottish.com and the new Simply Scottish Blog, I will launch the blog with coverage of my 2010 trip to Scotland. Born in Edinburgh in 1978, I left Scotland with my parents and sister in 1990, living in Texas for 11 years before moving to Seattle. I haven’t lived in Scotland in 20 … Continue reading