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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Jim Hunter
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AB_SGI_03_JIM_HUNTER_Q_07
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Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Jim Hunter
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41025
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, Professor Jim Hunter answers the question:

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

'Well, I mean, clearly- Well, it would depend on whether you were going by yourself, or even with, you know, in my own case, with my wife, I guess (though, I had enough problem trying to persuade my wife at one stage to live in Skye without suggest-, without suggesting we might go to America or somewhere) but, but I think what, what you would miss, or what I would miss anyway if, suppose Evelyn and I went overseas, which seems a bit unlikely, but if we did, what we would really miss is connection with family, yes. Absolutely. And that must, and that's- Again, it must have been far, far worse in the past because today with all the modern communications' technology you can be in touch with your family, even if they're relatively far away, so much more easily. but, but that's certainly what I would miss most.'


BIOGRAPHY

Professor James Hunter CBE FRSE is director of the Dornoch-based UHI Centre for History, UHI being the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands. The author of eleven books on Highlands and Islands themes, he has also been active in the public life of the region. In the mid-1980s he became the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union, now the Scottish Crofting Foundation. More recently he was chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the north of Scotland's development agency. In the course of a varied career, Jim has also been a journalist and broadcaster. He is presently a board member of Scottish Natural Heritage and chairs SNH's Scientific Advisory Committee.

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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Jim Hunter

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 /> Am Baile interviewed several of the speakers during the conference. In this audio extract, Professor Jim Hunter answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'If you were emigrating today what would you miss most from home?'<br /> <br /> 'Well, I mean, clearly- Well, it would depend on whether you were going by yourself, or even with, you know, in my own case, with my wife, I guess (though, I had enough problem trying to persuade my wife at one stage to live in Skye without suggest-, without suggesting we might go to America or somewhere) but, but I think what, what you would miss, or what I would miss anyway if, suppose Evelyn and I went overseas, which seems a bit unlikely, but if we did, what we would really miss is connection with family, yes. Absolutely. And that must, and that's- Again, it must have been far, far worse in the past because today with all the modern communications' technology you can be in touch with your family, even if they're relatively far away, so much more easily. but, but that's certainly what I would miss most.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Professor James Hunter CBE FRSE is director of the Dornoch-based UHI Centre for History, UHI being the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands. The author of eleven books on Highlands and Islands themes, he has also been active in the public life of the region. In the mid-1980s he became the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union, now the Scottish Crofting Foundation. More recently he was chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the north of Scotland's development agency. In the course of a varied career, Jim has also been a journalist and broadcaster. He is presently a board member of Scottish Natural Heritage and chairs SNH's Scientific Advisory Committee.