| From: Patrick Walsh <[log in to unmask]>
| Hi there,
| I think those "Scoti" who returned had a good concentration of
| Saxon and Norman blood. After all Gaelic in scotland had been replaced with
| Scots, a Germanic language..........
| > and are these the same "Scoti" that returned to Ireland from Scotland
| > sometime later to take up residence in the six counties of the North?
| > Mashoed Bailie
Well, actually let me counter this claim in two ways.
First of all, you are equating "blood" (race) with languge and culture,
which do not necessarily equate.
Second of all, no, it is not the case at all that "Gaelic in Scotland
had been replaced with Scots". At this time, the majority of the land
mass in Scotland was still Gaelic speaking, and a great number of these
Scottish settlers were also Gaelic speaking, and so diffused into the
community because of this common language and culture.
This misconception about the extent of Gaelic in Scotland, underestimating
its size and influence, is quite common, however it is false.