I can’t put my finger on it, but something about Scotland’s new immigration strategy doesn’t feel right. They are attempting to attract “descendents of Scottish emigrants to countries such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and even England to their homeland as part of a “fresh talent” initiative. “
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a big believer in attracting expats back to places like Scotland or New Brunswick for that matter but these attempts to create monolithic communities in the 21st century strike me as a bit out if sync with the modern times. The ability for communities to be based on multiple ethnic groups, I think, provides real value and over time breaks down some of the entrenched prejudices that occur when we have these divisions.
What would be wrong with attracting Indians, Chinese and Brazilians to Scotland?
On the other hand, maybe I’m just tired tonight….