British Histories: What's Your Story?

VIDEO: Barbara, Scotland

6 March 2012

Barbara tells the story of her British identity – from chasing locusts from her garden in Africa to teaching at Cheltenham ladies school.

Although she was born in Singapore and spent her childhood in convents around Malaysia, she feels Scottish most of all. ”When I became nearly nine it was time to come home to boarding school. Because my parents originated from Aberdeenshire, and my grandmother still lived there, they decided to send me to a school in Aberdeen.”