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Jews Communities around Scotland
There is no firm evidence of Jewish settlement in Scotland in the middle ages, indeed the first
Jewish communities in Scotland were not established until the 19th Century.

The first Jews came to Scotland in the late 1600s and in the 1700s, as medical students, university teachers, or as merchants and craftsmen.  Julius Conradus Otto, a converted Jew from Vienna, became Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at Edinburgh University in 1641, while the merchant David Brown was in Edinburgh by 1691.  Joseph de Castro Sarmento, originally from Portugal, graduated in medicine at Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1739. Herman Lyon came to Edinburgh from Prussia in 1788, and was a dentist and "corn operator". He obtained a burial plot for himself and his family on Calton Hill in 1795.

 
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