Eminent historian Tom Devine is to speak at a key event in the Year of Homecoming celebrations.
Professor Devine, the Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography at Edinburgh, will deliver the keynote address at the Scottish Diaspora Forum.
The event will be held at the Scottish Parliament on 25 July.
The Forum will look at Scotland’s richest export over the years - its people - and how the past influence of Scots around the globe can work for the future benefit of this country.
The Forum aims to inspire debate on the economic, intellectual, social and cultural capital of Scots around the globe.
The event hopes to engage and influence government, business and others to support and develop both short and long term relationships and initiatives.
Prof Devine’s speech ‘Scots - A Global Diaspora’ will be followed by a panel debate.
In the second session of the Forum, how to make this vision work will be pitched by five Scots to a panel of ‘Dragons’.
Putting their plans forward in the Dragons’ Glen will be five guests.
Considering these plans will be:
Free tickets for the Scottish Diaspora Forum are available from the Scottish Diaspora Forum website.