‘The Crofter and the Laird’ By John McPhee

I'd really like to read this book, "The Crofter and the Laird," by John McPhee, as my own heritage in the Scottish Hebrides is similar to McPhee's. We are both descended from ancient Celtic tribes that inhabited that region. In the late 1960s, he had the opportunity to spend a summer in his ancestral homeland... Continue Reading →


Getting in Touch With Your Inner Viking

Click for History Channel Series, "The Vikings" On my recent trip to Scotland, I learned that I likely have Viking heritage, since the Vikings, or Norsemen, Danes, and Swedes, migrated to or invaded the Inner Hebrides islands and Ulster in northern Ireland, establishing the kingdom of Dal Riata around 500 A.D. One of my distant... Continue Reading →

From Asia to Ireland to the Isle of Jura to Scotland to America: 1500 Years of Celtic and Buie Family History

Alastair McIntyre of Electronic Scotland, a site for the "Scottish Diaspora," has posted a history of the Scots  from time immemorial. Plot summary for those who don't like to read a lot online: Celtic ancestors walked from probably Africa to India to Asia Minor (Turkey), migrated to Southern and Central Europe, mixed with French, sailed over to... Continue Reading →

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