Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/12/2010

History of the Jews in Scotland

The earliest date at which Jews arrived in Scotland is not known. It is possible that some arrived, or at least visited, as a result of the Roman Empire’s conquest of southern Great Britain, but there is no direct evidence for this. What the Romans referred to as “Caledonia” was never integrated into the Empire, although there was a short-lived occupation of southern Scotland (and Roman influence and trade continued after the withdrawal of their troops). Most histories of Jews in Scotland deal with the subject matter from a British perspective, and the Scottish aspect tends to be marginalised.

The vast majority of Scottish Jews are Ashkenazi. for more click here

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