Zambian vice-president returns to Lanarkshire roots for Games

Dr Guy Scott was born in Zambia, but was from a Lanarkshire family.

Dr Guy Scott vice president of Zambia interview July 28 2014
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The vice-president of Zambia has made a return to his roots in Scotland, as he travelled to support his nation's athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

Dr Guy Scott was born in the Zambian city of Livingstone to Scottish parents hailing from Lanarkshire.

And now he has come to Glasgow to support Zambia's Commonwealth Games team, and to find out about his Scottish roots.

He says he owes a lot to the work of David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer who forged links between Scotland and Africa.

"We were all brought up as white kids in Northern Rhodesia as admirers and hero-worshippers of Livingstone", he said.

"You'd never have a white vice-president in a country like Zambia if it hadn't been for the legacy of Livingstone."

His family links to Scotland remain evident as a jam factory in Carluke run by relatives is still in operation today.

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