Genealogy

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 25th March 2003.

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Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34947

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a strategy for attracting overseas visitors to come to Scotland to carry out genealogical and historical research of clan ancestry; whether clan ancestral research has a role to play in the tourism industry, and whether there is a need for more centres for genealogical and historical research in the Highlands.

Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour

Stimulating an interest in genealogy on the part of potential overseas visitors with ancestors among the Scottish clans is part of VisitScotland’s marketing strategy, using the internet. Information on genealogical research can be found on the tourism website scotexchange.net, while those interested in their ancestry can use the ancestralscotland.com website to find out more. VisitScotland is considering whether the clans could be given more prominence on this website, and encourages other organisations with genealogy information to link with it. In addition, the Scottish Family History Service project will provide web access to the most important genealogical sources currently available through scotlandspeople.gov.uk and scottishdocuments.com.

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