The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland

In both Scotland and Ireland sustained attention is now being given to the potential benefits which might flow from renewing and refreshing relationships with overseas diasporic populations. The objective of the report is to contribute to the development of such thinking by identifying and reflecting upon Scotland's approach to its diaspora relative to its Irish counterpart.


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UK's Department of Foreign Affairs/Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
Scottish Enterprise:
Highlands and Islands Enterprise:
Fresh Talent Initiative:
Global Scot:
Scottish Network International:
Global Friends of Scotland:
Homecoming Scotland 2009:
Event Scotland:
Visit Scotland:

Scottish business and social networking

US Scots:


Scotland Funds:
American-Scottish Foundation:



Department of Foreign Affairs:
Irish Abroad Unit:
Enterprise Ireland:
Department of Social and Family Affairs:
Department of Education and Science:
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government:
Culture Ireland:
Tourism Ireland:

Voluntary-sector support for Irish overseas

Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas:
Crosscare Migrant Project:

Irish returning home

Emigrant Advice Network:
Emigrant Advice:
Citizens Advice concerning returning to Ireland returning home advice
Safe Home Programme:
Aisling Return To Ireland Project:

Irish business and social networking
European Irish:
Irish Technology Leadership Group - Silicon Valley:
Biolink USA-Ireland:
Techlink UK-Ireland: P_23951
IBEC - Irish Business and Employers Confederation:

News services for Irish Abroad

The Irish Emigrant:
Irish Voice:

Immigration services

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform ( ILIR):
Irish Immigration Centre:


Ireland Funds:
International Fund for Ireland:
Atlantic Philanthropies:

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