Tourism and national identity: heritage and nationhood in Scotland

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This book explores the role of tourism as a means to express 'nation' and 'nationhood'. Based on field research in southwest and central Scotland it shows how various historical accounts, cultural icons and images, events and celebrations create a meaning of the Scottish nation. It examines the narratives, either explicit or implicit, produced at heritage-related tourism sites and how these become interwoven with the ideology of a nation. This volume will be of use to researchers and students in tourism and heritage studies, Scottish studies, culture and identity, nationalism and national identity; as well as to tourism and heritage industry professionals and policy-makers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY
PublisherChannel View Publications
ISBN (Print)9781845414481, 9781845414474
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameTourism and cultural change
PublisherChannel View Publications


  • Tourism
  • Social aspects
  • Scotland
  • Heritage tourism
  • National characteristics
  • Scottish


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