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Scottish World
By Billy Kay

The Scottish World

A Journey into the Scottish Diaspora

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Scottish World by Billy Kay

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'Thaim wi a guid Scots tongue in their heid are fit tae gang ower the warld'. In "The Scottish World", renowned broadcaster Billy Kay takes us on a global journey of discovery, highlighting the extraordinary influence the Scots have had on communities and cultures on almost every continent. While others have questioned the self-confidence of the Scots, Kay has travelled the world from Bangkok to Brazil, Warsaw to Waikiki and found ringing endorsements for the integrity and intellect, the poetry and passion of the Scottish people in every country he has visited.He expands people's view of Scotland by relating remarkable stories of the wealthy Scottish merchant community in Gdansk; of national geniuses of Scots descent, such as Lermontov in Russia and Grieg in Norway; of an American Civil War blamed on Sir Walter Scott and initiated in the St Andrew's Society of Charleston; of inspirational missionaries in Calabar and Budapest; of Scotch professors establishing football in soccer strongholds such as Barcelona and Sao Paulo; of pioneers like Sandeman and Cockburn, and the Scottish roots of many of the great wines of Europe; and of their amazing involvement in liberation movements in Malawi, Chile, Peru, Greece, Corsica and India. "The Scottish World" is a celebration of the enormous contribution the Scots have made to the modern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845963170
ISBN-10: 1845963172
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Scots by Billy Kay Scots, Paperback (March 2006)

Focusing on the contemporary Scottish culture, this book is a useful reading for those who care about their country's identity in the twenty-first century. It is a history of how the Scots have come to speak the way they do and it acted as a catalyst for radical changes in attitude towards the language.

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Author Biography - Billy Kay

Billy Kay was born in Galston, Ayrshire, in 1951 and studied at Edinburgh University. A writer and presenter for both radio and television, he is also the author of the widely acclaimed Scots: The Mither Tongue.

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