Monday, 16 June 2008

Homecoming Scotland 2009 programme unveiled

Next year sees the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, and the country is celebrating with a year long package of events under the umbrella title of Homecoming Scotland 2009.

Amongst the many events of genealogical interest will be the Scottish Mining Museum's Mayfest (May 1-4), Culloden - From Battle to Exile (May 9-10), Meet your Ancestors in Clackmannanshire (Jun-Nov), the International Genealogy Festival and Conference at the University of Strathclyde (Jul 21-24), St. Kilda Day: Latha Hiort (Aug 29 - all Sep), the Blas Festival in the Highlands (Sep 4-12), Angus & Dundee Roots Festival (Sep 6-13), Conference on Emigration from the Outer Hebrides (Sep 10-12), the Highland Homecoming - Ur Beatha Dhan Duthaich! (Oct 15-31), and much more. For more information, pleast visit

If you are planning to come home to Scotland for an event, and wish to trace your roots whilst here, at Scotland's Greatest Story we would be only too happy to help, either with preparatory research for your trip in advance, or the pursuit of your ancestry whilst you are here! We maintain that the greatest story that you will ever find in Scotland will be your very own, and we would love to help you uncover it!

For more information on how we can help, please visit our Ancestral Tourism site.

Turas math dhuibh - enjoy your trip!

Scotland's Greatest Story
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