and Ireland too
During this inclement west coast weather, I have had time to rifle through the time traveler’s rucksack so I hope you will enjoy Scotland revisited!
Ossian – the lament of Rory Dal’s sister
Many people do not know that the Hebrides, along with The Orkneys in Scotland belonged to Norway for 400 years. Sovereignty was transferred to Scotland in 1266.
In truth, Scotland has a very diverse dna profile and it is said perhaps it’s location has played a part. Scotland at the North end of Britain was the end of the line for travelers. Celts (Gaels) and Picts originally inhabited the hills of Northern and Western Scotland and the Isles but there has even been a “saracen” and Berber marker found in many of the dna studies.
Around the 9th Century AD, Norse seafarers found their way to Scotland before continuing further south to what is presently Dublin, Ireland. On the Isle of Skye, names such as Skeabost and Carbost refer to the Viking farms that were once there. The Skeabost Hotel has great meals and accommodation for travelers. There is a also a distillery in Carbost with the wonderful name of Talisker.