Scottish Jamaicans are Jamaican people of Scottish descent. Scottish Jamaicans include those of European and mixed Asian and African ancestry with Scottish ancestors, and date back to the earliest period of post-Spanish, European colonisation.
An early influx of Scots came in 1656, when 1200 prisoners of war were deported by Oliver Cromwell. There was also a later migration at the turn of the 18th century, after the failed Darien colony in Panama. In 1707, when the Act of Union took place, Scots gained access to England's preexisting colonies.
People of Scottish Jamaican descent
- William Davidson, radical
- Stewart Faulkner, British retired athlete of Jamaican and Cuban parentage
- Goldie, British disc jockey of Scottish and Jamaican parentage
- Harry J, record producer
- Lewis Hutchinson, Scottish immigrant to Jamaica; owned a castle; one of the world's first known serial killers
- Ms Dynamite, British singer and rapper
- Akala, British rapper and poet (younger brother of Ms Dynamite)
- Colin Powell, American general, of Scottish Jamaican parentage
- Mary Seacole, father was a Scottish soldier
- Gil Scott-Heron, late American soul and jazz poet
- Robert Wedderburn
- Salena Godden Poet and Author, Jamaican Irish parentage, Scottish ancestor Lieutenant General James Robinson, (1762-1845) who is buried at Edinburgh University.
- Paul Douglas (Grammy Award-winning drummer and bandleader of Toots and The Maytals)
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- Besson, Jean Martha Brae's two histories: European expansion and Caribbean culture-building in Jamaica (The Scottish and Creole planters around Martha Brae - Google books version)
- Karras, Alan L. Sojourners in the Sun: Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800 (Google books version)