Genealogy: 
 
Researching Scottish roots? Try these helpful sites: 
  •  Interactive Clan Map of Scotland -- Do you know what part of Scotland your clan is from? Open this interactive map, and enter your clan name. It highlights the geographical area of the Clan's history and provides some brief information about the clan.
  • Scotland's People -- Great information from a site that is a partnership between the National Records of Scotland, the Court of the Lord Lyon, and DC Thomson Family History.
Travel: 
Trips to Scotland on your list?
  • Ask us for ideas! The Scottish American Society hosted trips to Scotland in 2018 and 2019. 
 Scottish Culture & History: 
  • The Legend of the Thistle: The thistle is the National Emblem of Scotland. Legend says that in the Battle of Largs in 1263, Norway's King Haakon invaded Scotland. Seeking to attack by stealth, the King instructed his soldiers to remove their footwear. The shrieks of pain from one soldier after stepping on a thistle woke the Scotsmen, who were able to repel and defeat the invading army. The Order of the Thistle is the highest honor that can be awarded in Scotland. The Order was created in 1540 by King James V. 
 
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