Scottish Texans

Chloe Phan. 7th period


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Push factors

  • Scotland was brought to starvation and dieseas from the 1840's potato famine.
  • 15% of there're population died due to falling harvests.
  • Natural distasters caused Scotland to have crop failures, floods, and deaths.
  • They needed more employment opportunity's.
  • They needed a sustainable lifestyle.
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Pull Factors

  • They heard that Texas had really cheap but good land.
  • They had really good farming land.
  • Many resources were given to settlers.
  • Thought that Texas would be a good place to live.
  • Had a really good inviroment.
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Scottish immigrant mainly settled in the areas: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Endenburg, and Aberdeen.


  • Golf is their favorite and most popular sport.
  • Kilts and tartans are a daily basis wardrobe for them.
  • Haggis is Scotland's national dish.
  • A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, they are usually held in hotels, or village halls.
  • Some foods in their culture is: shortbread, whisky, fish and chips, sausage, black pudding, bacon, and black beans.
  • They have the Highland Games from spring to autum which include Oban, cowal, and braemar.

Carmel Shortbread

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  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Condensed milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Carmel

Important people

William Dunbar and Thomas Drummond were naturalist that were commissioned to come to Texas.

Thomas Jefferson picked William Dunbar in 1805 for explorations such as political and scientifical.

Neil McLennan and his family became one of the first settlers on the Brazos River.

Clan Cameron came in 1827, he bought some land. He also joined the Siege of Bexar.

Ewen Cameron arrived during the Texas Revolution and received land warrants in San Patricio County.

Interesting Facts

The scotts built the Texas Capitol in Austin.

They have their own language called Gaelic.

From 1763-1775 40,000 immigrants came.

The Texas dance " two step " was made based off of the Scottish dance called square dancing.

Analysis Paragraph

When Scott's came to Texas they brought in many people to help shape Texas into who it is today. They brought food which some people still eat today, they brought in cultures, and they brought people who were big contributors in Texas. They also still use dances originated from Scotland.


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  • Koranki, Susan. "Scotland Culture - Not Just Kilts & Haggis!" Scotland Culture - Not Just Kilts & Haggis!Scottish at Heart, 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.