In learning about our heritage and culture its important to understand the context in which our people lived, worked and played as they matured and immigrated. On this page we will post information to encourage the inquisitive descendant who wants to learn a Little more….
There is for instance a very good Youtube video about the Scottish language which is worth hearing / seeing. Click here to enjoy this informative video.
The Lowlands (Scots: the Lallans or the Lawlands; Scottish Gaelic: a’ Ghalldachd, “the place of the foreigner”) are a historic region of Scotland. “The Lowlands” is not an official geographical or administrative area of the country. In its common usage it refers to those parts of Scotland not in the Highlands (or Gàidhealtachd). In geological terms, the dividing line between Lowlands and Highlands is the Highland Boundary Fault. The traditional Scottish counties entirely in the Lowlands are Ayrshire, Berwickshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfriesshire, East Lothian, Fife, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Mid-Lothian,[Peeblesshire, Renfrewshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, West Lothian and Wigtownshire. Counties which straddle the Boundary fault include Angus, Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire, Perthshire, Kincardineshire, Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray. The southernmost counties of Scotland, nearest the border with England, are also known as the Borders. They are sometimes considered separately to the rest of the Lowlands.