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“Hail brither Scots O’ Coaly Tyne”: networking and identity among Scottish migrants in the north east of England, ca.1860 – 2000.

Burnett, John (2007) “Hail brither Scots O’ Coaly Tyne”: networking and identity among Scottish migrants in the north east of England, ca.1860 – 2000. Immigrants & Minorities, 25 (1). 1 - 21. ISSN 0261 9288

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Despite their significant presence throughout the modern era, Scottish emigrants to England have been neglected as a topic of research. At various times, Scottish in-migration to the north-east of England was greater than any other English region both numerically and proportionately. Its visibility was evident in terms of cultural expression through the myriad organisations established from the 1860s to the 1970s. Scots, and their descendants, made a vital contribution to the economic and political development of the region. This article examines the formation and operation of Scottish ethnic networks. It will explore the wider issue of the nature of Scottish migration to the north-east, the strength of ethnic affiliation within this group and the range of networks used to overcome dislocation or alienation. The central findings draw on a rich variety of sources including the records of local Burns Clubs, St Andrew's Societies and Pipe Bands, supplemented by local press material and oral testimony

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0261 9288
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scottish migration; ethnicity; North-east England; dislocation; alienation; ethnic networks; Burns clubs; St.Andrews society; Pipe bands;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Library of Congress Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Item ID: 2216
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008 11:23
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 16:14
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2216

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