Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
What is your family background? - Andrew Mackillop
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SGI_07_ANDREW_MACKILLOP_Q_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF RECORDING
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Mackillop
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
41051
KEYWORDS
conferences
emigration
lecturers
audio
audios
familybackground

Get Adobe Flash player

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 Andrew Mackillop answers the question:

'What is your family background?'

'Well, my name's Andrew MacKillop. I am a lecturer in history in the University of Aberdeen and I am from the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. I've lived on the mainland, as I would call it, for more years now than I care to remember but I consider myself to be, and always will be, from the island of Harris. So I consider myself to be an exile, as it were, on the mainland.

My family are all from, on my father's side, are all from Harris, but my mother's family are all from Colonsay on Islay so I consider myself to be genuinely Hebridean in the sense I can take in the north and the south. And, I suppose, no matter how many years I've been on the mainland I'm constantly struck at how much being from Harris is still important to me, and being from Islay for that matter, and it informs a lot of my professional life in terms of how I think about history, etc., etc., etc.'


BIOGRAPHY

Dr Andrew Mackillop is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Aberdeen. Publications on Highland history include: 'More Fruitful than the Soil': Army, Empire and the Scottish Highlands, 1715-1815 (East Linton, 2000) and 'The Political Culture of the Scottish Highlands from Culloden to Waterloo', The Historical Journal, 46 (2003). His research interests currently centre upon the differing experiences of the Scots, Irish and Welsh in the Asian hemisphere of British imperialism during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

His most recent publication, 'A Union for Empire? Scotland, the English East India Company and the British Union', Scottish Historical Review, 87 (2008) will be followed at the end of this year by, "A Reticent People?': The Welsh in Asia, 1700-1815', in Huw Bowen (ed.), Wales and the British Empire (Manchester, 2009) and, as co-editor with Micheál O' Siochrú, Forging the State: European State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 (Dundee, 2009).

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

What is your family background? - Andrew Mackillop

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

conferences; emigration; lecturers; audio; audios; familybackground;

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 Andrew Mackillop answers the question:<br /> <br /> 'What is your family background?'<br /> <br /> 'Well, my name's Andrew MacKillop. I am a lecturer in history in the University of Aberdeen and I am from the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. I've lived on the mainland, as I would call it, for more years now than I care to remember but I consider myself to be, and always will be, from the island of Harris. So I consider myself to be an exile, as it were, on the mainland.<br /> <br /> My family are all from, on my father's side, are all from Harris, but my mother's family are all from Colonsay on Islay so I consider myself to be genuinely Hebridean in the sense I can take in the north and the south. And, I suppose, no matter how many years I've been on the mainland I'm constantly struck at how much being from Harris is still important to me, and being from Islay for that matter, and it informs a lot of my professional life in terms of how I think about history, etc., etc., etc.'<br /> <br /> <br /> BIOGRAPHY<br /> <br /> Dr Andrew Mackillop is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Aberdeen. Publications on Highland history include: 'More Fruitful than the Soil': Army, Empire and the Scottish Highlands, 1715-1815 (East Linton, 2000) and 'The Political Culture of the Scottish Highlands from Culloden to Waterloo', The Historical Journal, 46 (2003). His research interests currently centre upon the differing experiences of the Scots, Irish and Welsh in the Asian hemisphere of British imperialism during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. <br /> <br /> His most recent publication, 'A Union for Empire? Scotland, the English East India Company and the British Union', Scottish Historical Review, 87 (2008) will be followed at the end of this year by, "A Reticent People?': The Welsh in Asia, 1700-1815', in Huw Bowen (ed.), Wales and the British Empire (Manchester, 2009) and, as co-editor with Micheál O' Siochrú, Forging the State: European State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 (Dundee, 2009).