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Walk in their footsteps

Many people across the world are lucky enough to have ancestral ties to Scotland or feel a connection with Scotland. Researching ancestry and walking in the footsteps of ancestors can be important motivations for some visits to Scotland. Learn more about visitor connections to Scotland and the ancestral tourism market.

Connections to Scotland – Extract from Scotland Visitor Survey 2015 & 2016

Published July 2017

Ancestral Tourism Research

Published January 2013

Ancestral Audit Summary

Published January 2013

Ancestral Audit Report

Published January 2013

If you are interested in exploring ancestral support services available for a region (eg local archive resources, family history societies) take a look at the Ancestral Tourism Toolkit

Additional information on ancestry

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