Dr David Dobson
Dr David Dobson

Dr David Dobson


M.Phil. (St Andrews), Ph.D. (Aberdeen)
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact Details
mail: ldsd@st-andrews.ac.uk




Research Interests

Dr David Dobson is an Honorary Research fellow at the University of St Andrews.  His research interests are mainly Scottish emigration and maritime Scotland between 1600 and 1800.  He is the author or compiler of several books relating to Scotland's relations with the Americas.

Main Publications


  • Scottish Trade with Colonial Charleston 1683-1783 (Glasgow 2009)
  • Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 (Athens, Georgia., 1994, 2004)
  • Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828 ([Baltimore, Maryland., 1998)
  • The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1628-1828(Baltimore, Maryland., 1988)

Edited Texts:

  • The Atlas of Scottish History to 1707 (Edinburgh, 1996)
  • Scotland and the Americas, 1650-1939 (Edinburgh, 2002)
  • Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period (Leiden, Netherlands, 2005)