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TITLE
Ravi
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_LEAVINGHOME_011
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
11616
KEYWORDS
immigration
emigration
personal stories
autobiography
Ravi

"I came to Scotland do my higher studies at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. My friends recommended coming here. It took me a while to get used to the weather conditions, the language and culture. Firstly I noticed the beauty and the serenity compared to my home town in India. I can't actually compare the two places as they have their own identity and are very distinct from each other.

I had my share of challenges but I am impressed with my stay in Inverness. I think the Highlands are a jewel and I feel sorry for my friends down south for missing the beauty here. I miss my family and friends back home, but with the support of my colleagues at Highland Hospice and new friends from the Highland Cricket Club the gap is narrowing.

I would consider staying in the country for a long time and making it my second home. I will continue to learn as much as I can for the duration my stay. It gives me immense pride and pleasure to provide services to people here."

This photograph was taken of Ravi looking over to the hospice where he has come to work.

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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Ravi

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

immigration; emigration; personal stories; autobiography

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

New Highlanders

"I came to Scotland do my higher studies at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. My friends recommended coming here. It took me a while to get used to the weather conditions, the language and culture. Firstly I noticed the beauty and the serenity compared to my home town in India. I can't actually compare the two places as they have their own identity and are very distinct from each other.<br /> <br /> I had my share of challenges but I am impressed with my stay in Inverness. I think the Highlands are a jewel and I feel sorry for my friends down south for missing the beauty here. I miss my family and friends back home, but with the support of my colleagues at Highland Hospice and new friends from the Highland Cricket Club the gap is narrowing. <br /> <br /> I would consider staying in the country for a long time and making it my second home. I will continue to learn as much as I can for the duration my stay. It gives me immense pride and pleasure to provide services to people here."<br /> <br /> This photograph was taken of Ravi looking over to the hospice where he has come to work. <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.