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Old 15th Dec 2014, 09:45
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Low Flier
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Forest of Caledon
Posts: 212
One's place of birth is a pisspoor indication of nationality, race or tribe.

A couple of centuries ago, long before the era of mass travel, people didn't live 'abroad' very much, other than people involved in the colonies. One's birthplace pretty much defined one's nationality and tribe and race, and in some places, even one's religion.

Scots abroad tend to be quite nationalistic, though not necessarily of the separatist variety of 'nationalism'.

I should declare a personal interest here. I'm Scots, but my ancestry is Scandihooligan and American with a wee bit of Englishness somewhere in the mix.

Never forget that we Scots are all of immigrant descent. We didn't evolve from heather, lichen or ptarmigan. All Jock Tamson's bairns are the decendants of illegal immigrants.
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