The diaspora consists of Scottish people who emigrated from Scotland and their descendants. The diaspora is concentrated in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
Whilst Scotland itself is home to roughly 4.5 million people of Scottish descent there are around 6 million in the United States, 4.7 million in Canada and 1.8 million in Australia and New Zealand. Across the world there are 100 million people of Scottish descent.
People have left the parish of Rogart over the centuries, and undertaken sometimes difficult journeys overseas. They have settled in virtually every continent and made new lives.
But often the family never loses that sense of belonging and we often welcome descendants who return to Rogart in search of their roots. We would like to celebrate their stories here.
If you have Rogarian heritage and an emigration story you would like to share, please get in touch and help paint a picture of the lives of the Rogart diaspora.
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