Story: Scots

Regional origins of Scottish immigrants (percentages)

Scots came to New Zealand from all parts of Scotland. Though Highlanders had the greatest impact on Scottish cultural life and identity in New Zealand, the majority came from the Lowlands.

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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John Wilson, 'Scots - The late 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/210/regional-origins-of-scottish-immigrants-percentages (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015