Scotland No More? The Scots who left Scotland in the Twentieth Century
A fresh, highly readable account of an enormously significant aspect of Scotland’s history – emigration: the so-called Scottish diaspora. The focus on the twentieth century is welcome – in fact it’s the major strength of the book, not least as this brings urban emigrants into the story; Lowlanders as opposed to the rural Highlanders upon which most attention has been placed in the past. The use of the oral testimonies of emigrants and returnees is compelling, the last-named group in particular: the dark or less well-known side of the emigrant experience.