The Huguenots of Scotland

Robert Nash


Scotland never attraced a large number of Huguenot refugees, despite its Calvinist links with Protestant France. The reasons for this are various: there was no previously-established Huguenot community, as there was in London and other places in England; also geography and a lack of economic opportunities must have played a part in discouraging settlers. However, there was a significant Huguenot community in the city of Edinburgh, and an organised French church there from the end of the 17th century.

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