For centuries Scots have traversed the globe, settling new lands and laying down roots far from Scotland. The result can seen on almost every continent, in the city and town names that bear the names of Scottish destinations.
There are numerous Edinburghs, Glasgows, Aberdeens and Dundees around the world, but how many places are named after the country itself? Here, we explore some of the planet’s far-flung Scotlands.
You can read more about the story of Scottish place names in Elspeth Wills’ book, Abbotsford to Zion: The story of Scottish place names around the world.