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Between 1650 and 1775 many thousands of Scots were banished to the American colonies for political, religious, or criminal offenses. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, for example, Oliver Cromwell transported thousands of Scots soldiers to Virginia, New England, and the West Indies. The Covenanter Risings of the later 17th century led to around 1,700 Scots being expelled as enemies of the state, and the

SCOTLAND: Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, Second Edition.

To Be A Scot

A thought for you. By Jean McGill Source: South Bay Scottish Society

Finding Nicknames in Your Family Tree

How can we match up nicknames with first names? While it isn't always a straightforward process, this list can help you to identify possible given or first names that match up with some of the most common nicknames.

...I remember my dad telling me this as a child

a wise old owl lived in an oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard. why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

Former Kaniere gold dredge - used to "groan" all night.

Former Kaniere gold dredge - used to "groan" all night.

Old photograph of a Highland Night in Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

Old photograph of a Highland Night in Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

Highlanders

Scottish hunters and their dogs preparing for a deer hunt. Taken in Perthshire, Scotland,

Old photograph of houses on Moulin road in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Old photograph of houses on Moulin road in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Old photograph of a coach and horses visit to Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Old photograph of a coach and horses visit to Highland Perthshire, Scotland