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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. 264 People

    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 2 Responses Dec 10

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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

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    My grandfather was Scots,

    that's my mothers father. He was born in Ayrshire and lived his first few years there. Before he emigrated with his parents to South Africa. But he always returned to Scotland to visit relatives. I was always fascinated about my Scots heritage that I started to do my Scottish...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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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

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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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    I am descended from both the Ross

    and the Stewart Clans. Primary the Ross Clan.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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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

    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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    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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    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

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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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    Born in England but I am only the 2nd generation of English people the rest are Scottish with a bit of Welsh and Northen Irish. I want to live in Scotland when I am older but...
    Andrew2396 Andrew2396 18-21, M Nov 21

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    A few Scots sayings http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/ten-scottish-proverbs-on-truth-and-honesty-1-3622369
    malizz malizz 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect (just about)... https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-one-is-perfect-However-being-Scottish-is-close-enough/107447742630511
    malizz malizz 66-70, M Dec 3

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    Yayy Scotland but boo the weather but yeah I'm Scottish but what I don't get is that others think we have a different language? Unless you get mixed up because of Gaelic which I...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Brilliant day as Murphy is made head of scottish labour best of luck in wiping out nationalism from Scotland and leading labour into helping our people
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am dying to meet a woman with a scotch accent. I love it and always have. It's a major turn on. If your Scottish let's chat!
    tadams1101 tadams1101 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    Discovering one's origins and all that. My parents have periodically delved into the obscure reaches of our family tree and often surfaced with interesting nuggets of information...
    morea morea 22-25, F Dec 10

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    Let's get stuck in Scotland and hump England should be a class game
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    Enjoy your dram on St Andrew's Nicht afore the new breathalyser limit comes in!
    malizz malizz 66-70, M Nov 27

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    Here are the Tannahill Weavers performing The Standard on the Braes of Mar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPh9nceURaA
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M Dec 10

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    ACCENT: A way of speaking which reflects a region of the world where you grew up. Depending on where that is, and where you are when you use it, it can either get you beat up, or...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I Like You But I Don't Want To Ruin Our Friendship= mér líkar vel við þig en ég vill ekki eyðileggja vinskap okkar mér líkar vel við þig = i like you en = but ég...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Nov 18

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    SCOTTISH HUMOUR... A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs. Three women from England, Wales, and Scotland were walking past and felt sorry for...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    To a certain extent I do. The science is there, it's factual; BUT, I can't quite put much faith in the "common ancestry" concept. I can't go back in time and see it all happen...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 4 Responses Nov 28

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    It's a strange thing how a society that stigmatizes prejudice against others on the basis of sex, gender, race, and ethnicity accepts (and condones) prejudice against those with...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M Nov 30

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    1-I'm a male,though that term has some connotations I don't share. 2-I was born in July 9th,1987. 3-I like overthinking about anything. 4-I have always been a very hard sleeper...
    theWolfUndertheMoon theWolfUndertheMoon 22-25 Dec 6

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    Where can I find my family history by bloodline because I want to know where I come from the furthest I know is my great great grandparents who died in the 80s.... I don't want to...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Dec 10

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    I have German ancestry but I know almost nothing about it. My family moved to the US sometime prior to World War I. I told myself one day I'd get in touch with my German roots, but...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Lived in a few countries. None of them my ancestry. Care to find out more
    Spicyboy24 Spicyboy24 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter Five A pleasant, warm April segued into a slightly steamy May. I was restless. I was bored with schoolwork and wanted to quit the fourth...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 days ago

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