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Border Reiver surname map showing Border Reiver family names from both sides - Scotland & England.

Borders Family History Society: Helping people with their family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) Scotland

Borders Family History Society: Helping people with their family history primarily in the Border counties (Berwickshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire) Scotland

Beginnings of the Ulster-Scots / Scotch-Irish.  A short extract of Ireland about the Plantation of Ulster (Reiver families were shipped here in clearances from the Borderlands, others came willingly looking for a new life, new beginnings), the beginnings of the Ulster-Scots and why so many later emigrated to America.

Beginnings of the Ulster-Scots / Scotch-Irish. From the Lowlands of Scotland, to Northern Ireland (Ulster Plantation), to America.

Elliott (and Border Reivers) DNA Project - joining this project helped my dad find out his Elliotts were definitely from the Scottish Elliotts!  (This picture shows Reivers in Full Regalia - I have the same picture in color on this board, too)  This is for ALL Border Reiver names on both sides of the Anglo/Scottish Border - not just Elliot!

Elliott (and Border Reivers) DNA Project - joining this project helped my dad find out his Elliotts were definitely from the Scottish Elliotts! (This picture shows Reivers in Full Regalia - I have the same picture in color on this board, too)

Achnabreck, a horned spiral, Cairnbaan, Scotland. The largest expanse of rock art in Great Britain, with rings, cups, and gutters, as well as some curious motifs like this horned spiral.:

The largest expanse of rock art in Great Britain, with rings, cups, and gutters, as well as some curious motifs like this horned spiral.

When asked the question, "What race of people do you believe make the best soldiers?"  His reply:  "The Scots who came to this country by way of Ireland.  Because they have all the dash of the Irish in taking up a position and all the stubborness of the Scots in holding it." (Gen. Robert E. Lee)

In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.

Border Reivers (Medieval Life) - Scotland's History  http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandshistory/medievallife/borderreivers/

'Running a Foray' 1585 - L-R: Foot lowne, Border heidman's son, Border Reiver, Border 'heidman'.

I've told my mom over and over again that people from the Shetland islands have stronger Scandinavian ties not Scottish in their genetics, but she won't listen.

Map : Viking Settlements in the British Isles . - Because Vikings WERE part of British history, along with the Roman Empire.