On this day in 1839 Scotsman John Galt died in Greenock. Best known as the writer of Annals of the Parish published in 1821, Galt’s name was and remains familiar to many Scots around the world. A less widely-known fact, however, is that Galt was also a colonizer, being appointed Secretary to the Canada Company in 1824. The Company was founded promote and facilitate the colonization of the Huron Tract in what was then Upper Canada. It was during his time there that Galt founded … Read more
There has been an unprecedented upsurge in scholarly interest in migration from various source countries to many different destinations throughout the last two decades. Demographers, sociologists, and historians have explored the causes and consequences of migration, as well as the impact particular migrant groups and population flows have had on both the sending and receiving countries. Museum exhibitions, and television and radio programmes further reflect that there is also an increased interest in the subject by wider audiences.
The Scottish Diaspora Blog is the digital … Read more