Sharing bonds of kinship with two Scottish clans, the Jamiesons have from earliest times been integral to the vibrant drama that is the nation’s history.
With some distinguishing themselves on the battlefield, other bearers of the name have gained distinction through a range of more peaceful pursuits.
Although born in 1920 in Evanston, Illinois, James Jamieson, also known as Jamie Jamieson, was the American dancer and choreographer recognised as a specialist in Scottish Highland dancing.
An internationally recognised champion of traditional Scottish dance, he was chosen to coach the cast in Scottish dancing for the 1954 film Brigadoon.
Recognised as one of America’s leading experts on political campaigning and advertising, Kathleen Jamieson is the author of books that include her 1984 Packaging the Presidency and co-author of the 2010 The Obama Victory: How Money, Media and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election.
The colourful tale of the Jamiesons is presented here.