Immigration to Scotland from overseas: the experience of nurses

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Scots: Scotland’s Immigrant Communities since 1945
EditorsTom M Devine, Angela McCarthy
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781474437905
ISBN (Print)9781474437875
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Scottish and Irish Migration


[Book abstract:] This is the first wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary overview of immigration to Scotland in recent history and its impact on both the newcomers and the host society. It examines key themes relating to postwar migration by showcasing the experiences of many of Scotland’s most striking immigrant communities of people arriving from England, Poland, India, Pakistan, China, the Caribbean and the African continent. New Scots also features analysis of asylum seekers and refugees, along with Jewish and Roma migrants, and includes a chapter on migrant voting patterns during the Independence Referendum of 2014.

Framed in chronological, thematic and international contexts, New Scots offers its readers a penetrating understanding of immigration, one of the most crucial issues confronting the United Kingdom today.


  • migration, Scotland, history , racism, refugees, identity