- Hinduism in Scotland
Hinduismin Scotlandis of relatively recent provenance, with the bulk of Scottish Hindus having settled there in the second half of the 20th century. Some Scottish Hindus prefer not to be called 'Asians' [http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/scottish_anatomy/hinduism_scotland.html#Desis] as this term is often used to refer to Scotland's Pakistani community, with which there is some friction. They make up approximately 1% of the Scottish population.
Scotland through British imperialism has had contact with Hindus since the 1600s.
Most Scottish Hindus are of
Indian origin, or at least from neighbouring countries, such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepaland Bangladesh. Many of these came after Idi Amin's expulsion from Ugandain the 1970s, and some also came from South Africa. There are also a few of Indonesian origin.
Many of these in turn are from the Punjab. Common languages amongst them, other than English include Punjabi,
Hindi, Urduand Gujarati.
There are currently Hindu temples in
Glasgow, Edinburghand Dundee. ISKCON aka "Hare Krishna" also operates out of Lesmahagowin South Lanarkshire.
* [http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~vkchandr/trac/TracInScotland.htm Hindutrac in Scotland]
* [http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/scottish_anatomy/hinduism_scotland.html Hinduism in Scotland]
* [http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/scottish_anatomy/hinduism_scotland.html#Thousands_heading_to_citys_Hindu "Thousands heading to city's Hindu celebration"]
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