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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Rosalind McClean
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_06_ROSALIND_MCCLEAN_Q_07
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Rosalind McClean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41049
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, Dr Rosalind McClean answers the question:

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

'Depends which is home because I've lived in Scotland, and New Zealand, and the Middle East. I'm - all of those places have got a home association for me, connected with people in particular so, it is the people, but the people link with me to particular places and landscapes. And, you can come into Inverness and breathe in the air, and I think, 'Oh! I'm home!', and it's, it is particular places but they have associations with things that we love and people that we love.'


BIOGRAPHY

A graduate of the Universities of Dunedin and Edinburgh, Rosalind McClean is a lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In 2004, as a member of a team of New Zealand and Scottish scholars, she received a prestigious Marsden fellowship to study Scottish migration and settlement patterns in Aotearoa New Zealand and to investigate the legacies of this migration. Her academic work is informed by her experiences during the 1990s, when she travelled extensively, living with her young family in various locations in the Middle East, Europe and North America. She has worked for a charitable trust and as a freelance writer, and remains an advocate for migrant and refugee rights.

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If you emigrated today, what would you miss from home? - Rosalind McClean

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, Dr Rosalind McClean answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'If you were emigrating today what would you miss most from home?' <br /> <br /> 'Depends which is home because I've lived in Scotland, and New Zealand, and the Middle East. I'm - all of those places have got a home association for me, connected with people in particular so, it is the people, but the people link with me to particular places and landscapes. And, you can come into Inverness and breathe in the air, and I think, 'Oh! I'm home!', and it's, it is particular places but they have associations with things that we love and people that we love.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> A graduate of the Universities of Dunedin and Edinburgh, Rosalind McClean is a lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In 2004, as a member of a team of New Zealand and Scottish scholars, she received a prestigious Marsden fellowship to study Scottish migration and settlement patterns in Aotearoa New Zealand and to investigate the legacies of this migration. Her academic work is informed by her experiences during the 1990s, when she travelled extensively, living with her young family in various locations in the Middle East, Europe and North America. She has worked for a charitable trust and as a freelance writer, and remains an advocate for migrant and refugee rights.