Scots were Irish before they were Scots!

June 29, 2018

During the fifth century a group of Irish settlers left Ireland and formed a settlement in the land of the Picts in the Highlands. They called their land Delraida. The area is now known as Argyllshire. The Picts attacked them many times but did not succeed in destroying them. In 864 Kenneth McApline. the King of the Scots become King of the Picts and soon Gaelic culture dominated the entire kingdom and became a way of life. The people became known as Scots, and the land as Scotland (Alba). Consequently in the eleventh century the official language of the Courts of Scotland was Gaelic.

And around 1250 the Highland Scots are referred to as the Wild Scots “Silvestres Scotiy They spoke Gaelic and wore kilts.


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