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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Douglas Gibson
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AB_SGI_09_DOUGLAS_GIBSON_Q_07
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Douglas Gibson
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1514
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
missfromhome

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As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad.



Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Douglas Gibson answers the question:



'If you were emigrating today what would you miss most from home?'



'I think what you'd, what I would miss most from home- Ah, yes, I take your point. If, if I were emigrating from Canada to somewhere else, what I would miss are my children and grand-children, and everything pales into insignificance beside that, except, of course, smaller version of that, the friends that you have, and I think that's, that's the honest answer. Leaving Scotland, I find when I come back that I relish the herring, you know, the foods, the stuff that you associate with your childhood. And again, relatives and friends - I realise that I miss them when I come back and see them again.'





BIOGRAPHY



Douglas Gibson, born and educated in Scotland, is a graduate of St. Andrews and Yale. He has spent over forty years as an editor and publisher in Canada, working with many of that country's finest writers.



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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Douglas Gibson

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; missfromhome;

Am Baile

Scotland's Global Impact

As part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, a three-day international conference - Scotland's Global Impact - was held at Eden Court theatre, Inverness from 22-24 October. Prominent academics, historians and other experts came together to provoke healthy discussion on the history of migration and the influence of Scots abroad. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Douglas Gibson answers the question:<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 'If you were emigrating today what would you miss most from home?'<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 'I think what you'd, what I would miss most from home- Ah, yes, I take your point. If, if I were emigrating from Canada to somewhere else, what I would miss are my children and grand-children, and everything pales into insignificance beside that, except, of course, smaller version of that, the friends that you have, and I think that's, that's the honest answer. Leaving Scotland, I find when I come back that I relish the herring, you know, the foods, the stuff that you associate with your childhood. And again, relatives and friends - I realise that I miss them when I come back and see them again.'<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Douglas Gibson, born and educated in Scotland, is a graduate of St. Andrews and Yale. He has spent over forty years as an editor and publisher in Canada, working with many of that country's finest writers.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> © Photo by Lois Siegel