What is the Scottican? Well, to put it simply, it’s me!
An American that fell in love with Scotland, thus the Scottican was born. After traveling abroad and feeling so very connected to Scotland, this new nation that held a warmth for me that I could only describe as “home”, I felt the need to rename my nationality in a sense, thus the Scottican was born.
The name Scottican itself is a combination of “Scottish” and “American”, and it’s actually the title of a poem I wrote after studying abroad and returning to the US, a poem that can be found in my book To Scotland.
I created the Scottican to talk about all things Scotland and Scottish related. On this website, you’ll be able to find reviews, stories, information on places to visit, personal experiences, history, and just plain fun stuff related to Scotland. I share pictures I’ve taken and things I have learned in my time of going to and from Scotland, but I also do a lot of creative writing to share and promote Scotland, her brand, and her culture.
I also have a YouTube channel, which can also be accessed at the the top of the website by clicking on the YouTube channel. While there, please consider following on Twitter and Instagram, and liking on Facebook for more pictures and posts.
I had felt pulled to go to Scotland and made a promise to myself that if I ever earned a Master’s Degree, I’d go there to do it—and in 2012, I made that goal come true. In living there full-time from 2012 to 2013, I fell in love with the country that I now consider home.
Years later, my love of Scotland has not diminished, so it felt appropriate to dedicate time to sharing my love of Scotland and Scottish culture with others.
First and foremost, I hope to keep up experiencing all that Scotland has to offer, even if I’m currently in the US. When I’m in Scotland, I strive to take more pictures and think of more content that those who’ve yet to experience Scotland may be interested in, so if there is something you’d like to see, please reach out and let me know!
My goal is to do my own part to gain more visibility for Scotland and Scottish culture through the eyes of someone who wasn’t born there.
I also hope to share advice for others who are looking to move abroad, whether for work or to study, so if there is specific information you’re looking for in regards to Scotland, please contact me with questions!
Navigating the Website
Straight to the Blog — Look through blog entries from latest to oldest, or break them down by Category, depending upon your interest.
Politics — Lassie Liberty is the section on the website where I’ll discuss political issues.
Scotland Bound — A section on the website providing advice for everyday living in Scotland for those who are moving abroad.
To Scotland — Click here to read my book To Scotland, made available for free to read on the website.