Yes, I Love Scotland!
I love Scotland so much I have spent years researching and writing articles about it for the web, for magazines and for newsletters. What appears on this website are some of the more serious articles I've produced. The photo above was taken by Ron Henderson, my friend in Scotland, who hikes and photographs Scotland, so avidly.
Through my writings I was nominated as a Fellow with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and am proud to say my nomination was accepted. This is a 238-year-old group of researchers and authors and I am honored to be in their presence. I have just recently posted to this site an article on Scots of the Yukon that I originally prepared as a presentation for one of their meetings. Since I am exceeding the number of tabs I can have along the top of this website, some earlier stories can still be found under the MORE tab.
I hope to post more to this site in the future, especially as I see I have an number of fans and many have linked this page through Facebook, Pinterest or in other ways. Thank you for your readership.
I have been to Scotland three times, to Northern Ireland and Ireland once, and to Nova Scotia twice, along with other parts of Canada and the United States where the Scottish, Irish and Scotch-Irish races have affected these countries. My own Scottish families come from the Isle of Skye off the western coast of Scotland (Clan Donald), from Caithness located in a heavily Viking influenced northeast corner of Scotland (Clan Gunn), and from the Aberdeen area located in the mid-eastern portion of Scotland (Clan Davidson). However, the family was tied up with nearly every district of Scotland and with most of its more important historical events.
Part of the family moved to Ulster, or Northern Ireland, to become part of the very first people to be called the Scotch-Irish. After a couple hundred years there, my family moved on to Colonial America, spreading up into Canada and down into Mexico. Even the Caribbean saw my family there as early as 1655 in Jamaica.
By studying my own family history I learned so much about all of Scotland's history and have written thousands of words on the subject. And so I reprint some of them here, FREE, for your enjoyment.
I'd also like to mention my two books on the Oak Island, Nova Scotia mystery. My theories involve almost exclusively Scottish involvement there. The first book "Oak Island Missing Links" was vetted by two Scottish historians. The second book "Oak Island 1632" was vetted by a Scotish historian and by a prominent Oak Island historian. They are available on Amazon.
Jim McQuiston FSAScot
Editor and Publisher,
I Love Scotland
PS: Check back often as I will constantly be adding new articles.