For them, for you, Scotland is home. And, of course, there's no place like it. A trip to Scotland - a trip back home - is surely the best way to feel connected to this ancient land. A way to feel part of something greater than the here and now. A way to truly belong.
Tracing your family history is a journey of discovery that leads you to explore the lives and times of ancestors who lived hundreds of years ago - and perhaps even thousands of miles away - in circumstances which are all but unimaginable today.
Retracing the footsteps of your ancestors will not only bring the past to life, it will also make your home coming the most dynamic and exciting experience of your life. 2009 was a special year with many special events focussing on Scottish ancestry, traditions and culture.
If you are one of the 22 million or so Americans with Ulster-Scots roots, you are in good company. Click here to read Cameron Taylor's article on 'The impact of Ulster Scots Migrants'.
'The Forgotten Diaspora'. Find out more about Scotland's links to the Caribbean.
Find out about James Bond creator Ian Fleming's Scottish Roots
Read an excerpt from Paul Basu'../../what-is-homecoming-scotland/ancestry/highland_homecomings_one.html">'Highland Homecomings'
Visit the official genealogy website of VisitScotland, Scotland's national tourism agency.