Scottish Argentine is an Argentine citizen of Scottish descent or a Scotland-born person who resides in Argentina. A Scottish Argentine population has existed at least since 1825. There are an estimated 100,000 [1 ] Argentines of Scottish ancestry, the most of any country outside the Anglosphere. Frequently, Scottish Argentines are wrongly referred to as English. [2 ] [3 ]
History [ edit ]
The first Argentine woman to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree was
Cecilia Grierson, of Scottish ancestry. No less than two schools in Argentina have been founded by Scottish immigrants: [4 ] St. Andrew's Scots School in 1838 and Balmoral College in 1959. In addition, the association football club Club Atlético Douglas Haig is named after the Scottish military commander Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig.
Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron had Scottish ancestry on his father's side. His great-grandmother, Ann Hughes Mc Kenzie, traced her roots to Scotland.
There have been
Scottish Gaelic classes in Buenos Aires for over ten years now, and they are taken by Guillermo Santana MacKinlay, who is himself a Scottish Argentine. [5 ]
The so-called "father of Argentine football" was a
Glaswegian schoolteacher, Alexander Watson Hutton, who first taught football at St. Andrew's Scots School in Buenos Aires in the early 1880s. On 4 February 1884 he founded the [6 ] Buenos Aires English High School [ sic] where he continued to instruct the pupils in the game. In 1891 Hutton established the Association Argentine Football League, [7 ] the first football league outside of the British Isles. [8 ] Five clubs competed but only one season was ever played. [9 ]
Arnold Watson Hutton (1886–1951) was an Argentine football striker for the Argentina national team. He also played cricket, tennis and waterpolo for Argentina.
Notable Scottish Argentines [ edit ]
Alejandro Anderson, actor
Andrew Graham-Yooll, author
John Joseph Jolly Kyle, chemist, for whom the Premio "Dr. Juan J. J. Kyle" is named.
Carlos Mac Allister, association football player, politician
Duncan Stewart, Buenos Aires-born President of Uruguay
Eduardo Mac Entyre, artist
Franco Niell, association football player
Jorge Brown, association football player
José Luis Brown, association football player
Luca Prodan, musician
Juan Domingo Peron, Statesman, President of Argentina
Roberto M. Levingston, General and de facto President of Argentina
Walter Owen, translator
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]