Everythin that i've ever read seems to indicate that Alba was the origianl
name for scotland, and that the name scotia was once applied to ireland.
I seem to remember a story about a monestary in germany that had the
word scottish (in german of course) in the title, and yet was stocked by
irish monks. (The scot's applied to the pope, saying it should be a
scottish monestary, since it had scottish in the name, and the pope granted it
not realizing the change in the names of the country. The irish monks were