Scots abroad

Mike Dickson is the General Manager for a large global recruiter (New Zealand) 1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I grew up in Dunbar and Duns, a wonderful contrast of Scotland’s countryside and coast. I’ve had a life of leaving and...

Dave Andrews is a Drilling Supervisor in the  oil sector for Chevron   1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I was born and grew up in Aberdeen.   2) What is your job/sector and how many countries have you lived in? I am currently a Drilling...

North America for Cognizant Technology Services, (CTSH) a  Fortune 500 IT Services company (USA)   1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I grew up in Greenock and lived in Edinburgh, Glasgow and lastly Kilbarchan. I left Scotland in 1995 with my wife and 8...

Murray Learmonth is the Vice President of Engineering  of "Leardon Solutions"   1) Why did you leave Scotland? In 1994, I was offered a great opportunity to work in Germany for GE Plastics to work on the first generation Smart Car. At that time, consultancy work was getting more...

Andy Walker works in the silicon chip business (USA)   1) Why did you leave Scotland? I left Scotland in October 1985 to start a job at Philips Research Laboratories in The Netherlands. I had graduated from Dundee University and wanted to work in the silicon chip area...

Ray Hunter has been around the world with his job   1) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland? Most of my formative years between Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenson. I left Scotland in 1970 to work in Baglan Bay South Wales. A large...

David Tait brings Canadians to Scotland to play golf     1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I was born in Dumfries, but due to my father's job in insurance we moved around quite a lot. I lived in Lenzie, Stirling, London, Newcastle,...

You can hear "Simply Scottish" four times a week on the award winning radio station Celtic Radio Network www.celticradio.net   1) Where did you grow up and when did you leave Scotland? I grew up in Gilmerton on the outskirts of Edinburgh. I remember spending lots of time outside playing football, sometimes...

Stephanie Heckman is the executive director of the international  charity organization "One World Children's Fund" Visit her homepage   1) Where did you grow up and at what age did you leave Scotland? I grew up in the south side of Glasgow and then moved to Troon when I was about 11...