New Scots

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New Scots see also Broon Scots is a term coined by Photo-journalist Hermann Rodrigues used to describe people of any background (primarily used within the Asian community) who have immigrated to Scotland.[1][2] An example of its use would be in a 2006 National Library of Scotland exhibition by one of Scotland's leading multicultural documentary and travel photographers Hermann Rodrigues Creator of Broon Scots Limited.[3] Broon Scots is a Creative community organisation based in Edinburgh, Scotland which celebrates the integration of the Asian ethnic minority groups in Scotland. They do so by documenting through regular photography features alongside chosen quotes or text. They cover key members, events and significant places which are all promoted through an online hub for the Scots Asian Diaspora. Or in the Scottish Government's Fresh Talent Initiative to encourage people to settle in Scotland.[4][citation needed]

See also


  1. New Scots, accessed 8 April 2012
  2. Supporting new Scots: ESOL curriculum and professional development in Scotland - Clare El Azebbi, accessed 8 April 2012
  3. The New Scots, accessed 4 November 2008
  4. New Scots: Attracting Fresh Talent to meet the Challenge of Growth, accessed 4 November 2008



  • Bashir Maan, The New Scots: The Story of Asians in Scotland, John Donald Publishers Ltd (29 Aug 1997), ISBN 978-0859763578
  • Bashabi Fraser (Photography by Hermann Rodrigues) Ragas and Reels- Collection of poems telling the stories told in Hermann Rodrigues intricate portraits on The Scots Asian Diaspora Luath Press Publishers Ltd. (1 Aug 2012), ISBN 978-1908373342

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