Leaving Home: Migration to and from Scotland

24th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

Leaving Home is an exciting exhibition in Inverness - an exploration of Scottish emigration and immigration in the Highlands during the late 1800s, after World War One, in the 1960s, and today.

The exhibition celebrates the diversity of stories of Highland Homecoming and is curated by Highland Council museums. 

It looks at what people left behind when they left their homes in the Highlands and explores their hopes and fears for their future.  It also looks at some of the propaganda produced to encourage migration. The stories of three Highlanders, from Nethy Bridge, Skye and Inverness, are explored. 

An outreach programme and information for schools will be created to complement the exhibition.

A tandem exhibition, produced in collaboration with recent immigrants to the Highlands, explores contemporary stories of people who have come to the Highlands to work and create a home here.

Photo supplied by Richard Gray (Flickr)

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