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Scottish World

A Journey into the Scottish Diaspora

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The Scottish World: A Journey into the Scottish Diaspora by Billy Kay
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'Thaim wi a guid Scots tongue in their heid are fit tae gang ower the warld.' In "The Scottish World", renowned broadcaster Billy Kay takes us on a global journey of discovery, highlighting the extraordinary influence the Scots have had on communities and cultures on almost every continent. While others have questioned the self-confidence of the Scots, Kay has travelled the world from Bangkok to Brazil, Warsaw to Waikiki and found ringing endorsements for the integrity and intellect, the poetry and passion of the Scottish people in every country he has visited. He expands people's view of Scotland by relating remarkable stories of the wealthy Scottish merchant community in Gdansk; of national geniuses of Scots descent, such as Lermontov in Russia and Grieg in Norway; of an American Civil War blamed on Sir Walter Scott and initiated in the St. Andrews Society of Charleston; of inspirational missionaries in Calabar and Budapest; of Scotch Professors establishing football in soccer strongholds like Barcelona and Sao Paulo; of pioneers like Sandeman and Cockburn and the Scottish roots of many of the great wines of Europe; and of our amazing involvement in liberation movements in Malawi, Chile, Peru, Greece, Corsica and India. "The Scottish World" is a celebration of the enormous contribution the Scots have made to the modern world.

Author Biography

Billy Kay was born in Galston, Ayrshire, in 1951 and studied at Edinburgh University. A writer and presenter for both radio and television, he is also the author of Scots: The Mither Tongue.
Release date NZ
July 13th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 x 8pp colour and b/w
Imprint
Mainstream Publishing
Pages
304
Dimensions
160x241x31
ISBN-13
9781845960216
Product ID
1662748

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