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BREAKING NEWS: Colonel Mustard Was A MacGregor?

Yes. It is quite possible that Colonel Mustard, Clue’s mysterious Brit with a cloudy military history, may have descended from Scotland’s most famous outlaw tribe, Clan Gregor. Had we known that fact we likely would have been far more skeptical when the Colonel turned up unexpectedly in the library with the knife and no explanation. […]

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NEWS FLASH: Reports Of The Scottish Clan System’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This is the latest in a dialogue with Scottish blogger Phoenix45.org. Thank you Phoenix45.org, for your latest comments in our ongoing dialogue.  The beauty of this is we are actually dredging up areas of potential agreement.  If we can last long enough.  For instance, P45 says this: “I have no problem with the diaspora and their […]

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Edinburgh Airport To Receive Significant Upgrades To International Services

Great news for American travelers to Scotland. Edinburgh Airport will add a new and separate international immigration hall and baggage reclaim area as part of a multi million pound extension plan. The reason? Long haul traffic at the terminal increased almost 90% last year thanks to new routes to the Middle East and America. UK […]

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Dig It! 2015: A year long celebration of Scottish archaeology

Despite the fact that one might make some very snarky comments about two branches of the Scottish Government just having named two different years as Scotland’s Year of Archaeology – we will not be snarky.  Indeed, we are delighted although a bit late to the game for 2015. Some time ago, Visit Scotland announced 2017 […]

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Diaspora Strategy: Back To Our Image Problem

Apparently we have launched a dialogue! Outstanding because we love to talk!  From the looks of it, we have quite a bit of talking yet to do to convince some of our Scottish brothers and sisters that we are just people of Scottish ancestry who enjoy knowing where we came from and at least the […]

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Watch Live January 31 at 1:30pm EST: Diana Gabaldon Joins Our Expert Panel To Discussion 200 Years Of Historical Fiction

Wandering Scots Book Club has set up a barn burner for the first video hangout of 2015: Compare and Contrast Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series! Next Saturday, January 31st from 1:30pm – 3:00pm EST the WSBC Video Hangout panel will focus on the impact and influence of Scott’s timeless novel of the […]

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Vikings To Invade North Carolina In April!

Scotland is full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the weather is rotten. So was the opinion of 13th Century Viking raiders and traders regarding their southern neighbor, ‘Skotland’.  “Icelanders who want to practice robbery are advised to go there,” reports recently interpreted norse saga.  “But it may cost them their life.” Well, […]

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Scots Irish Numbers Have Plummeted In The United States – What’s Up?

The number of Americans who self identify as having Scots Irish ancestry in the 2013 census survey declined by almost half since 2006.  Today, only 3 million Americans with Scots Irish descent are visible in the United States.  In 2006 that number was 5.4 million.  This is true despite the profile of Scots Irish immigrants […]

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Attention Pipers: Would you like to play at the Edinburgh Tattoo?

Brigadier David Allfrey MBE, Chief Executive and Producer, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, has sent this: ‘Following the huge success of The Pipers’ Trail as part of the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, we are now looking to extend the scheme. Last year, we brought together a tremendous volunteer band of 27 pipers and drummers under […]

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Support Builds For Scottish Birthright Visits: Ireland To Consider Irish American Student “Birthright” Style Trips to Ireland

The Republic of Ireland is definitely fired up about their Ancestral Diaspora.  The numbers of Irish living outside of Ireland but claiming Irish descent are larger even than the Scottish Ancestral Diaspora – or so claims Ireland.  Recently, Ireland appointed a special Diaspora Minister to build and maintain the strongest possible relationship with Ireland’s global […]

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