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I Am of Scottish Ancestry

This is a group for people whose ancestors were Scots. This includes current residents of Scotland as well as those who have never been to Scotland, but claim heredity from one or more Scots. 269 People

    I have both Highland

    and Lowland (Borders) Scots blood... my mother's line includes MacLaines of Lochbuie (we think - spellings were far from standardized back then!), and my father's, Bordermen of Selkirk. In fact, one of his ancestors, and thus mine, was Mayor of Selkirk when Sir Walter Scott was...
    Outdoorsman1965 Outdoorsman1965 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    18th Century Scots

    My ancestors came to this America in the latter half of the 18th Century.  My fifth great-grandfather came with his wife and son and settled on farmland they purchased.  The family pretty much lost its Scottish identity.  I only discovered it...
    m2mdad m2mdad 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    Ulster Scot

    any other ulster scots out there im northern irish of scots desendancy i have bells irwins irvines as in family names most interesting is that my great grandmother was a west supposedly related to the john west salmon family from ayrshire ive passed the place many times on my...
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    I traced my Scottish ancestors back to a little

    town north of Glasgow with a population of 400 currently. They were fishermen and crofters. Couple years ago I was able to visit Scotland, to walk on the ground that my great-great-great-great grandparents walked on. We rented a little boat and fished at the head of the loch...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Mar 6, 2014

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    The Clan Cameron's - One of my ancestors

    crossed the Scottish border into England with @King James . (@ Yes he probably was) James "hello Darling !" Isn't he cute ? Never mind . But who would want to come on top of Alex Salmond ? Nil point 21 times plus my vote to retain England as part of Scotland , Great Britain...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M Aug 25, 2014

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    Time For Another Trip

    It was over a decade ago when I decided to give my girls a taste of one slice of their ancestry. It was Christmas, and I was big on themes back then. So we had a wee bit of a Scottish Christmas, with kilt-wearing teddy bears and shortbread for each daughter. Wish I could say...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Aug 23, 2012

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    Clan Irwin

    Remember Robert the Bruce: Prince and King. To him, as to the man by whom salvation has been wrought unto our people, we are bound both by law and by his merits that our freedom may be still maintained, and by him, come what may, we mean to stand. ~The Declaration of Arbroath...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Hi Im Kylee From New Zealand

    hi i have both scottish on my dad side and italtian on my mums side ancestory
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2011

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    And damned proud of it!

    I might have been born in England, in fact my parents were both born in England, my mam's parents were both born in England, but my dad's dad was born in Scotland. Because of that I can legitimately wear the Campbell tartan, but unfortunately I don't have the legs for it! Oh...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Wedding Pooper Blooper

    My cousin in Scotland sent me an email today of an article in a newspaper back there.It was about a couple who got married,the bride in white and the groom in highland dress and like any true scotsman he did not wear any underpants beneath his kilt.He sat on the bride's knee for...
    Rapolis Rapolis 66-70, M Jun 6, 2011

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    Scottish Islander And Highlander

    Currently living in sunny (ha!) Stromness, in the Orkneys. I love it here. It's beautiful. And Scottish, obviously! My heritage is pure Scot. I was born in Lerwick (Shetlands) but moved to Moray when I was seven. When I was fourteen, we moved back to Lerwick, and I studied to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    I Have Scottish Ancestry

    i found out my great great gran/grandad are from the isle of skye mccloud clan cant help feeling very proud i have yet to visit the island but having looked at pic's on the internet it is beautiful with fairy pools and there is a castle which is still in the family theres so much...
    mariebaby mariebaby 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    My Boss Once Told Me It Was Because The English Were Invaded So Often

    He was quite right though. However. On my Mother's side of the family we are closely linked to the Clarkes and the Drysdales. My middle name is Bruce. My father named me that after guess who? 'Robert the Bruce'. He persevered. He succeeded. His story is a salutary lesson in life...
    Julienne2 Julienne2 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Armstrong Clan - I went to Scotland last year

    and I almost cried. How can you be homesick for a place you've never grown up in nor been to (except for that first time) Quite a powerful feeling. I can't wait to go back :-)
    MIZM MIZM 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I Have Close Scottish Relatives

    Me grandmother was born in Scotland, forced to immagrate to NZ in ww2 when she was just 14. Had me dad who's a British citizen now (which is the equivalent of scottish citizenship) So I claim to be half scottish. I am very proud of my scottish relatives and plan to live in or...
    Tartankilt Tartankilt 16-17 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Finding Out

    Me and my mum were at Subway, and she was on her iPhone like crazy. Then she told me that I was from Scotland, it explained a lot to. Then all of my life made sense. I thought and thought about every thing, hmmm, I can speak Scottish and British, I'm good at golf. At first I only...
    ScottishSkateboarder ScottishSkateboarder 13-15, F Mar 27, 2013

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    2nd Gen

    Grandparents on father's side came over early in 20th century, not together, but met & married here in the US of A.
    badonkadoku badonkadoku 46-50, M Jul 29, 2010

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    Born And Raised

    my entire family are scots, and i am a proud wee lass of scotland!!!
    highlandwolf highlandwolf 16-17, F May 27, 2012

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    I Own A Castel!

    yeah i guess i am related to scottish royalty....kelso is my last name. from what i know kelso was a large district. and there is a kelso castel not to mention kelsoland which is now brisbane. i love it, just wish i knew more.
    shadowhuntersoforegon shadowhuntersoforegon 22-25, F Apr 1, 2012

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    West Coast Highlands

    That is where my ancestors came from. Some were Templar Knights as the clan history dates back to 1235 and photos show the short graves they were buried in. They were short as the lower leg bones were removed and placed on the chest representing the skull and cross bones, a...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M Sep 6, 2012

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    We Talked Many Times As Kids

    my wife and i bothhave scottish ancestry and we talked many time about going to scottland as adults and visitthe country she was killed at 19 but i still home to make the trip some day and rent a BMW bike there to ride around the country on
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2011

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    Proud of My Scottiish Heritage

    My 5th great-grandfather left his home town on the Kintyre peninsula, Argyleshire, Scotland and came to the American colonies in the latter half of the 18th Century.  A member fo the Church of Scotland, he soon affiliated with a Presbyterian church not...
    wannawank wannawank 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    2nd Gen

    My paternal grandparents came to this country in 1908 (independently--they met here).  Unfortunately they both had passed away before I was born.  Nevertheless, my dad & aunt kept the flame as I grew up hearing them singing 'Loch Lomond' & "I love a lassie," playing records of...
    mrmoo1231 mrmoo1231 46-50, M Apr 23, 2011

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    My maternal grandmother comes from the line of

    Robert the Bruce. Recently had a family tree paid for and our family is linked to Robert as well as the Keith clan. I believe it's Keith, if anyone's interested I can get the specifics. Proud of it too, even though my grandma was threatened to be shot in Ireland. :-)
    ThisStarShinesBright ThisStarShinesBright 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Proud of it. My family has been in Scotland

    for as long as we existed. Im a Scottish lass through to the bones xD
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    ​Ever since I was little I've been drawn to

    Scotland, and England too really... it's all just so beautiful, magical and mystical to me. I love the countryside, the medieval ruins and the strength and humor of the people. Kilts are nice too, as are those cute furry cows :) My fascination probably started with Arthurian...
    warmlight warmlight 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I am half scottish on my farthers side.

    But I live england. I support the Scotland international side in football and rugby over the English. I gues this is because of my dad. I am proud of my scottish ancestry. Another note my ancestors were actually part of the free masons (they are a secret order with very strict...
    JamesD649 JamesD649 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17, 2014

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    Rock162 Rock162 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    Hey, I'm 29/m love the Outdoors and music, planning an adventure, leaving job and living off the land for a year to see how it goes, I might pick up the odd bit of freelance work...
    JonahDunc JonahDunc 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    The Kiltwalk charity, which is organising 6 walks in Scotland in 2015 from April through September, has recruited four footballers from Celtic, Hibs, Hearts and Aberdeen to...
    deekilt deekilt 70+, M Feb 12

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    Ancestry.com now offers DNA testing for $99 per person. I would urge all my fellow psychics to have their DNA tested. This is, at last, the beginning of a scientific foundation...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Seven - Chapter Three "What's for supper,Mother?" I asked, trying to get on a neutral topic. "Irish stew," Mother replied, lifting off a lid to stir a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Feb 7

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    There is a lot of fuss going on about labels we have pertaining to color. Color shouldn't define or describe us and yet the very ones who get on a podium to fight segregation even...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    OK..time for honesty. My first cousin and I had a bond so deep (rooted in Native American rituals/traditions) that I cannot post. We share a common bond in Native American...
    Foxhawk1 Foxhawk1 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I try to be tourist familiar (or as the saying goes, jack of all trades, master of none) when it comes to all the languages of the places that my ancestry stems from, and since...
    Waninho97 Waninho97 36-40, M Feb 22

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    What a Surprise! First of all, my results are in from ancestry.com. The test confirmed that I am part of my family. Kind of funny but yes, I had my doubts. The breakdown is as...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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    My paternal grandfather/grandmother were Indian/Italian My maternal grandmother/grandfather were both Spanish Lots of 'so called' compliments n envious comments show society...
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F a week ago

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    SKUNK one day I met a nice young Scottish lass who had a tattoo of a skunk on her a**. I asked, "does it stink?" she said, "what do you think?!! I'm a woman of culture and class...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation? by Wayne Jackson Display cc default img The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    "Healthiest Sitting Position"As managers, especially office workers, the chore of having to do office tasks is nowadays mostly done on computers or machines on your desks, which...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Feb 6

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    Part 7 Rachel had parked her car beside a parking meter. They got out. Rachel paid the parking meter. They had knocked on the tailer door behind Brad's tailer. A lady had...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    This is where I wanted to be by now it's didn't happen hopefully it will bring this year. Goals to fulfill in 5 years. 1. Get my GED. 2. Go to college . 3. Major in criminal...
    Aries1884 Aries1884 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    British, Scottish, and Irish accents always make me smile
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 6 Responses Feb 9

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