Shaheen Unis with her Husband and Grandchildren, Edinburgh, 19 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series
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Shaheen Unis with her Husband and Grandchildren, Edinburgh, 19 June 2011. From A Scottish Family Portrait series 2011
  • Scottish Art
Amongst her many achievements, Shaheen Unis co-founded the Edinburgh Mela. She first came to Britain from Lahore in 1967 as a young bride aged sixteen. Settling in Edinburgh in 1971, she credits her father and grandmother with the entrepreneurial spirit which inspired her to found her flourishing Asian catering company. Although she does not describe herself as Scottish, Unis feels that having settled here for so many years, her loyalty lies with Scotland and it is her duty to give back to the community. This photograph shows Unis with her husband and grandchildren at home in Edinburgh. There is a warmth to the picture which reflects the close knit family unit.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 779.10
  • Medium digital C-type print
  • Size 110.00 x 86.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2009