Highland Scots

ETHNONYMS: Celts, Celtic, Highlander, Scots, Scottish, and sometimes Scotch. West coast islanders sometimes refer to themselves and others by island names, such as a Lewis man, a Barra woman.

Middle English "Scottes," Old English "Scottasi Ute Latin "Scotus" are references to Gaelic people from northern Ireland who settled in Scotland about A.D. 500.


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