The historic links between the Scots and the Flemish

Alexander Fleming has produced a fascinating and informative yet academic account of the key role that Flemish immigrants have played in Scottish history.

The incomers who arrived from Flanders in the centuries after the Norman Invasion were soldiers, settlers, traders, tradesmen, diplomats and dynasts who all shared a creative outlook which helped them to adapt to Scotland’s unique environment and in
turn shaped the country’s economic, social and cultural development.

Scotland and the Flemish People, by Alexander Fleming, published by Birlinn, £20.

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