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History & Heritage - Ancestry

History & Heritage

Welcome to the Scotland School and find out more about the history and heritage of the nation from a wide range of in-depth articles that have appeared in Scotland Magazine over the last decade.



Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox has been a star for 30 years, the latest in a long line of fine Scottish singers. Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2008, Issue 38, page 65

Arms across the Irish sea
The link between Scotland and Ireland is a strong one, never more so than with Ulster. David Gordan looks at the association and its implications worldwide.

March 2005, Issue 19, page 24

Colin Montgomerie
Colin Montgomerie is one of the world's most famous golf players. We look into his ancestry

November 2007, Issue 35, page 47

Do you have Scottish Ancestry?
If so, there's a website that will allow you to trace your Caledonian heritage and find out exactly where your forefathers came from, and what they did as Martin Vousden reveals

January 2004, Issue 12, page 23

Donald Trump
The American tycoon is currently and somewhat controversially re-establishing a link with Scotland. And he is from Scottish family.

March 2008, Issue 37, page 63

Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor has become something of a national treasure. But for a man whose career has taken him across the galaxy, he has remarkably humble roots.

August 2008, Issue 40, page 63

Finding your roots
Genealogy has grown into big business, but how easy is it to track your ancestry and find out about your relatives? Dominic Roskrow reports in part one of our guide

February 2007, Issue 31, page 46

Gordon Brown
In recent issues we have looked at how you can find out about your ancestors through genealogy. In a new series we look into the ancestry of some famous Scots. First up, British Prime Minister Gordon ...

August 2007, Issue 34, page 45

In search of Peter Pan
As Peter Pan reaches his centenary, Nicola Lisle traces his Scottish roots

July 2004, Issue 15, page 36

Making the journey
In the last issue we looked at how to about researching your family tree. But how do you go about actually visiting the home of your ancestors? Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2007, Issue 32, page 41

Ronnie Corbett
Comedian Ronnie Corbett loves Scotland and has stayed close to his Scottish roots

June 2008, Issue 39, page 63

Scots abroad: how to trace your Scottish ancestry overseas
In the first two parts of this series we looked at how Scottish ancestry can be researched within Scotland. But what happens when the trail leads overseas? Dominic Roskrow reports

June 2007, Issue 33, page 61

Sean Connery
Sean Connery is one of the world's best loved stars, and as Dominic Roskrow reports, his is a true rags to riches story.

December 2007, Issue 36, page 63