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From Glasgow to Ontario

From Glasgow to Ontario

   Paul McDonald is the Manager of IT in the oldest veterinary  college in North America (Canada)   »

Bellshill to Boston

Bellshill to Boston

   Thomas Stirling is a website designer (Massachusetts, USA)   1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I was born in Bellshill and grew up in the suburbs of Glasgow in the small village of Bargeddie, then lived for a year in the city center before moving to the Boston area of Massachusetts at age 27. 2) What is your job/sector and how many countries have you lived in? I am a web... »

Scottish News News in Scotland

Scottish News News in Scotland

Artwork courtesy of Norrie Stewart   Scottish independence: It’ll drain you – The price of Union with England by Alex Porter BRITAIN has become the most indebted economy in the world. In recent years this debt includes the UK Government official deficit which is now over £1 trillion and growing. During the same period, Scotland has contributed a surplus to the UK Treasury accordin... »

Scottish News News in Scotland

Scottish News News in Scotland

Scotland’s dignity seems to be of little consequence to the Economist magazine as their cover story is described as ‘patronising’   Scottish independence: Outrage builds over ‘Skintland’ insult to Scotland The SNP has today condemned the London-based Economist magazine’s front cover which has the mock-up of a map which replaces the name ‘Scotland̵... »

Milena

Milena

by Milena Popova A referendum on Scottish independence should be a constitutional impossibility. After all, one of the reasons behind choosing the Additional Member System for elections to the Scottish Parliament was to deny any single party (and, one suspects, the SNP in particular) a majority. Yet some time between March and May this year, something spectacular happened. The SNP attracted enough... »

From Perthshire to Montreal

From Perthshire to Montreal

   Gordon Ross is a video game director and moved to  Canada because of his job   1) Why did you leave Scotland? The video game industry is an international business. You need to move to work on the projects that interest you.   2) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland? I grew up in Perthshire, running around a small town and camping out on the hills.   3) What is your job/s... »

Blackburn to Canada

Blackburn to Canada

 Ben Young is a 19 year-old Scots motorcycle road racer in the  AMA Daytona Sportbike Championships which are held  all over the USA   »

A Fifer in San Francisco

A Fifer in San Francisco

   Russell Brady works in Corporate Communications for Adobe   1)  Why did you leave Scotland? Work, the usual reason. I had finished University and found a job working for a public relations company in London.   2) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland?   I was born in Dundee but left there when I was five. I was brought up in Glenrothes, Fife – a new town about half-way be... »

A Glaswegian in sunny California

A Glaswegian in sunny California

   Andrew McLennan is a Chief Strategy Officer in the USA     1) Why did you leave Scotland? Work – our start-up was achieving so much traction in the USA that it made more sense to spend the bulk of our time there.   2) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland? I grew up in Glasgow, and lived much of my life there until I left age 38.   3) What is your job/sector and how... »

From Edinburgh’s city centre to New Zealand

From Edinburgh’s city centre to New Zealand

   Simon Morris works as Head of a Test & Validation Department  in the Telecommunications industry   1) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland? I grew up in the city centre of Edinburgh and left Scotland when I was 18.   2) Why did you leave Scotland? To go to university in Northern Ireland. I had a nagging doubt in my mind that if I stayed in Edinburgh (or other parts o... »

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