Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/11/2004

The Scots: Stereotype and Reality

As risky as it is to characterize any place in terms of generalized traits, it is worth my while to try and give you some inklings into the Scots character. From Galloway in the south west to Caithness in the far north, Scots will cheer on the same national Soccer Team.

And yet, as in most countries, Scots have more local loyalties. They are loyalties to family, village, local pub, local soccer team. They are loyalties to their surrounding area, to religion, to fellow-workers and to friends. And there are certainly some folks in Scotland who prefer not to think of themselves as Scots at all. Indeed the Orkneys and Shetlands have more links with Scandinavia than with the Scottish mainland.

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