On arrival at the home of esteemed writer and former London frequenter Ernest Hemingway in Key West Florida one does not expect to be greeted with the question of are you Scottish?
Ironically the touristic Caribbean island has had numerous visitors from the UK and Ireland in recent years. Local radio station Island 107.1 FM says they regularly receive request from Oban in the Scottish highlands.
The quaint community radio station owned and operated by Linda Hamlin Russin is just one of a few opportunities for media exposure.
Further along on nearby Key Largo, Dolphin Plus says that they have even had a British Intern. The unique dolphin sanctuary and exhibition center is at the heart of dolphin preservation and support. With visitors from across the world, Nancy Cooper is delighted to welcome visitors from Europe who are often not exposed to the creativity and abilities of dolphins.
With millions of visitors and dozens of music requests from Scotland as well as stunning scenery, it is no wonder the small islands only 80 miles off the coast of Cuba are attracting attention among the home nations.
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