Friday, March 24, 2006

"How do I join?"

I'm often asked how to 'become a member' - presumably of the Clan Scott Society. Well, until I have time to put together some FAQs, the answer is as follows:

Since the sad demise of the UK Clan Scott Society, the best way to join this community is to sign the visitors' book and your name will appear on the site immediately. You can also use this facility to comment and/or ask questions of fellow Scotts. But don't forget to leave contact information or nobody will know how to get back to you!

If you can possibly manage to donate a small amount to the upkeep and development of this facility for the benefit of all Scotts and friends from other clans, please give what you can. It's our only source of support and any contribution will help ensure the future of this website.

See: http://www.clanscott.org.uk/join.shtml

If you are interested in joining the Clan Scott Society Inc., based in the U.S., go to:
http://www.clanscottsociety.org/

Friday, March 17, 2006

Genealogy information for 29 generations of Clan Scott

Although this page was apparently 'last revised July 2003', it may well have been overlooked in the past. So here's the address:

http://www.james.com/border_scott/

More Scott family history sources are at:

http://www.clanscott.org.uk/geneal.shtml

Friday, March 10, 2006

Scott's Countryside

Scottish Borders Council's number one choice for a new commuter settlement was right on Sir Walter Scott's land at Abbotsford, recently described by Historic Scotland as "an undiscovered National Treasure".

Read more at: http://www.scottscountryside.org.uk/

Friday, March 03, 2006

SCOTT - Name Meaning & Origin

I thought this was quite a neat definition:

"An ethnic or geographical name signifying a native from Scotland or a person who spoke Gaelic."

Source: http://genealogy.about.com/library/surnames/s/bl_name-SCOTT.htm

But as stated on the Clan Scott Society [US] site:

"Early records spell only one t; use of a second t became common in the 17th century to distinguish a member of the Scott family from “one from Scotland.” It is said that Clan Scott lent its name to the sovereign country."

See: http://www.clanscottsociety.org/FAQ.html