The Scottish Emigration Database
- To compile a
relational (Microsoft Access) database of
passenger information from the Board of Trade records in The
Archives at selected intervals
between 1890 and 1960.
- To make available, in
easily-accessible electronic format,
the unique but unwieldy information contained in the Board of Trade
outward passenger lists (TNA, BT 27).
- To use this
information to undertake investigations into
the Scottish diaspora, with particular reference to geographical
origins, occupations, age profile and family composition.
- To compare the
findings with those available through the
published reports in the Board of Trade Journal held at the University
- To provide a powerful
quantitative tool for research into
Scottish emigration between 1890 and 1960.
- To challenge
stereotypes of Scottish emigration.
- To build on the work
of scholars working in the field of
late nineteenth- and twentieth-century emigration, including
Jeanette Brock, Enda
Marjory Harper and