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TITLE
Ana Sánchez
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_LEAVINGHOME_002
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Ewen Weatherspoon
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
11607
KEYWORDS
immigration
emigration
personal stories
autobiography
Ana Sánchez

"My name is Ana Sánchez and I'm Spanish. I finished university last February. I studied Business Management and Administration

I like Inverness because it is easier to find a [tranquil] place; but my favourite place in Scotland is Ullapool for the moment, despite its midgies.

A lot of times I miss Spain of course, my family, my friends, being able to understand everybody; the Spanish weather; the food. Moreover here, at least for me it's difficult to make friends. Without my brother I don't know how I would have survived. On the other hand, this is a great experience which gives me the opportunity to know other cultures, to value a lot of things that in Spain I didn't see as important; to improve my English and to think about life in general.

To finish I'm happy to stay here but I want to go back to Spain. For me nothing better exists than to live near your family."

This photograph was taken of Ana in the city centre where she travels about on her bike

Emigration has been part of the Highland experience for hundreds of years; so too has immigration. Now with over 50 languages being spoken in Highland schools it is clear what a multicultural nation Scotland has become. This is one of a series of portraits of New Highlanders. They have come here for many reasons; to work, to study or to make a new life. They are all contributing to a new Scotland.

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Ana Sánchez

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

immigration; emigration; personal stories; autobiography

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

New Highlanders

"My name is Ana Sánchez and I'm Spanish. I finished university last February. I studied Business Management and Administration <br /> <br /> I like Inverness because it is easier to find a [tranquil] place; but my favourite place in Scotland is Ullapool for the moment, despite its midgies.<br /> <br /> A lot of times I miss Spain of course, my family, my friends, being able to understand everybody; the Spanish weather; the food. Moreover here, at least for me it's difficult to make friends. Without my brother I don't know how I would have survived. On the other hand, this is a great experience which gives me the opportunity to know other cultures, to value a lot of things that in Spain I didn't see as important; to improve my English and to think about life in general.<br /> <br /> To finish I'm happy to stay here but I want to go back to Spain. For me nothing better exists than to live near your family."<br /> <br /> This photograph was taken of Ana in the city centre where she travels about on her bike <br /> <br /> Emigration has been part of the Highland experience for hundreds of years; so too has immigration. Now with over 50 languages being spoken in Highland schools it is clear what a multicultural nation Scotland has become. This is one of a series of portraits of New Highlanders. They have come here for many reasons; to work, to study or to make a new life. They are all contributing to a new Scotland.