The Golden Bridge – Child Migration from Scotland to Canada 1869-1939

The Exhibition

Between the 2nd May and 1st June 2001 Heatherbank Museum of Social Work — part of Glasgow Caledonian University’s Research Collections, along with Archives, Special Collections, and the Centre for Political Song — hosted a public exhibition on the theme of historic child migration from Scotland to Canada between 1869 and 1939. The exhibition was called The Golden Bridge.

Exhibition Review

In 2001 the Quarriers Canadian Family newsletter carried an article reviewing the Golden Bridge exhibition.


The Exhibition section of this website replicates the content of the original Golden Bridge exhibition.

The exhibition material was adapted for the web by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) with the kind permission of Glasgow Caledonian University.