Flag Up Scotland Jamaica is a new project which uses the fascinating story of the Jamaican flag as a basis for flagging up the existing connections between the two nations. It will seek innovative ways to develop a closer partnership which will benefit both nations.

questionIn which Commonwealth country outside Scotland will you find the highest percentage of people with Scottish surnames?

Answer

Jamaica

You might expect the answer to that question to be Canada or New Zealand, but the surprising answer is Jamaica.The frequency of Scottish surnames is such that it is claimed that 60% of names in the Jamaican telephone directory are Scottish in origin!

Jamaican phone book

New Flag Up Project Leader

We are delighted to announce that Graham Campbell has agreed to be the new Project Leader for Flag Up Scotland Jamaica.

David Pott, the founder of Flag Up Scotland Jamaica writes: read more…

Petition Update

Sadly we must announce that our Petition for recognition of Jamaica as a priority country was rejected in the Scottish Parliament in February as the Scottish Government said it did not have the funds to extend its development funding to additional countries. Although we got a very positive reception read more…