Understanding

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.

 During the Lowland Clearances between 1760 and 1830, many Scottish Lowlanders migrated to the new lands of opportunity.   
 
The term Scottish Lowlands is generally used mostly with reference to Lowland Scots, Scottish history and the Scottish clan system, as well as in family history and genealogy. Scotland is a small country whose people have influenced the entire world through their contributions as hard working grafters in Industry, Commerce, Science, Telecommunication’s, Education, Medicine,  Agriculture, Engineering, Justice and Religion.   Scottish immigrant’s to New Zealand and Australia were both tenacious and industrious in their pursuit of the ideal place to make a new ‘home’. If you are interested in your family history and would like to share your interest with us, we would like to hear from you. Please click the button below and send the Contact Us form:-
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