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Scottish Clan Heritage: Johnston and Beattie
These sites have many links to historical web sites concerning the history and culture of Scotland:
We think if more than likely that our Johnston ancestors, if they participated in the Battle of Culloden, were on Prince Charlie's side. We don't know for sure whether our Johnston ancestors were Jacobites or not, as the war was also a civil war, as brother fought against brother, and clans split to fight against each other. Some Scots favored the Stuarts, some didn't. However, our Johnston ancestors may have fought side by side with James Johnston, who later wrote a book about his exploits at Culloden and other adventures in his life. See this biography of James Johnston, the Chevalier de Johnston, a Jacobite at the Battle of Culloden.
This site has essays on dozens of Scottish subjects from the history of Scotland to how to play the fiddle: The soc.culture.scottish FAQ.
The US has set aside April 6th as Tartan Day in honor of the contributions of all those of Scottish descent in the US. So, celebrate your Scottish heritage this coming April 6th! April 6, 1997, not coincidentally is the anniversary of the Declaration of Arboath. Here are other days that are celebrated as Scottish holidays:
Of course, what would a set of links be without a list of what Yahoo has to say about Scottish History.
Thinking of visiting Scotland? Check out A Taste of Scotland, a directory of places to eat in Scotland. This site includes a color map of Scotland.
Thinking of researching your Scottish ancestor in Scotland? Here is a guide for Scottish genealogical resources.
And another guide to Scottish genealogical resources: The UK+Ireland Genealogy Pages
Here is the FAQ for the Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
Here is a catalogue of events involving Scottish/Irish settlers in Pennsylvania. Use Edit / Find in your browser to search for your ancestor here.
Another great Scottish resource is the Highlander Web Magazine. This site has a wierd way of linking. Clicking on a link opens another instance of your browser and it may not appear to you that anything has happened. If you have trouble with the web site, try to go directly to it's archive page.
Robert Burns biography at the Robert Bruce Page
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