:: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 ::

The New Scots

The New Scots

It was the second night of the Edinburgh People's Festival last night. And it was three events for the price of one as we got jazz, a fantastic Indian meal and Herman Rodrigues giving his lecture 'The New Scots'. Herman has been photographing Scotlands immigrant communities, particularly those from the Indian subcontinent for decades. He gave a talk to some of his remarkable slides which explained the history of asian communities in Scotland, their diversity and how they have interacted with the Scots and with each other. Herman has become recognised as an important oral historian of Scotland's immigrant communities. He worked closely with the School of Scottish Studies (alongside Hamish Henderson, founder of the 1951 EPF) and his work can be found in archives throughout Britain.

Like the first night this event was packed out. It really was a fascinating talk. And the curry was great too.

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