Useful Links

The Scots Magazine
The monthly magazine for people who love Scotland. First published in 1739.

Local History Online
Local History Online - For books, news, resources, information, courses and local history
contacts. Also a calendar of events and local history books for sale online.

Scottish Stores

Scots Connection
Scotland's premier store for Scottish Clan crests, tartans, Highland dress and gifts.

Tour Operators


Highland Games & Gatherings

Geelong Highland Gathering
The Geelong Highland Gathering is one of the most popular, and comprehensive displays
of Scottish culture, livestock, merchandise and musical folklore in Australia.


Flags and Heraldic Design, LLC
Flags and Heraldic Design offers personalised gifts specialising in vexillology and British
and Irish Heraldry. They offer coats-of-arms, Scottish clan badges and regimental crests
and insignia.

Societies & Associations

The Saltire Society
Founded in 1936, a Scottish charity and non-party political membership organisation
promoting Scottish life and culture.  Annual subscription - £30.  By joining you too can
support these aims.

Scottish American Society
The Scottish American Society is a group of people interested in the culture and history of
Scotland and her people.  Visit the website to find out about the latest news and activities.

The Caledonian & St. Andrew's Society of Seattle
The Society was founded in 1902.  Meetings are held on the second Friday of the Month,
October through June at the Lake City Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA.

The Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands
The Scottish Foundation of the Virginia Highlands is a non profit Scottish heritage and
fellowship organization covering western and south-central Virginia.

The Scottish Society of Dallas
Working to share and further Scottish culture in North Texas.

Bournemouth Caledonian Society
Created in 1907 the society comprises of expatriate Scots and families, together with
those of Scottish descent keen to retain their culture and heritage.

Memphis Scottish Society, Inc.
Helping to foster education and promote understanding of all things Scottish.

North County Scots
North County Scots was founded to create a way for Scots and lovers of all things Scottish
who live in the northern part of San Diego County to get together for fellowship and fun!

The Bangkok St. Andrew's Society
The Bangkok St. Andrew's Society was established in 1890 by a small group of expatriate
Scots and is the oldest of the 4 "loyal" societies in Thailand.

Clan Lindsay Society of Australia
Founded on 19 September 2000 the Clan Lindsay Society of Australia is a non-profit,
voluntary association that exists solely for the benefit of its members.

South East Witwatersrand Family History Society
SEWFHS is a society serving the south eastern section of the Witwatersrand and aims to
promote the study of family histories.

Scottish Society of Wilmington
The SSOW is a cornerstone of Scottish heritage in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina
and encourages anyone with a sincere interest in all things Scottish to join its ranks.

Clan MacRae Society of North America
Founded in the early 1970s the Clan MacRae Society of North America is a non-profit,
purely voluntary organisation which amongst other things serves to foster Scottish
culture and traditions and to support various worthy causes.

United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma
The U.S.C.O. warmly welcomes all persons with Scottish heritage or anyone interested in
finding out more about their ancestry and is dedicated to the education and enhancing of
genealogical ancestry research.  With two main festivals per year, monthly clan
gatherings, Burn's night, and Hogmanay, to name but a few of the events on offer around
the year, the U.S.C.O. will be doing their best to bring a little bit of Scotland to Oklahoma.

Cumbria Family History Society
The Cumbria Family History Society was founded to help members carry out their family
history researches and their area of interest is the modern county of Cumbria, which is
the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and a part of Northern Lancashire and
North Yorkshire.

Illinois St. Andrew Society
The Society is  a membership-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
preservation of Scottish arts and culture, the celebration of Scottish-American history,
researching genealogy, and the love of the “homeland” and all things Scottish.

The United Scottish Society of Southern California
The United Scottish Society was formed in 1952 and since then has pursued the goal of
keeping alive the Scottish heritage found throughout California and the country. The
organization has fervently pursued the desire to stimulate interest and encourage people
to keep alive the traditions and activities of the Scots.

Clan MacFarlane Society Inc.
The Clan MacFarlane Society Inc. in its current form was established at Grandfather
Mountain, North Carolina in 1973.  Since then it has grown into an international society
with members world wide.  Visit the website of the society to learn more.

Clan MacIntyre Society
The Clan MacIntyre Society, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, incorporated in the State of
Washington.  Membership is open to all persons descended from, related by blood or
marriage, to anyone bearing the name MacIntyre, Wright, or a recognized sept name.


Ancestor Hunt Free Genealogy Search
Ancestor Hunt allows you to search for ancestors and locate your family surnames in
some of the best and largest databases of genealogy records online.

Scots to South Africa - South Africa’s largest on-line genealogical database with over 7
million individuals. These records consist of church records, death notices, burials,
deceased, estates, military records, passenger lists as well as a comprehensive Free
Learning Centre on how to find your Ancestors in South Africa.

Cyndi's List
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Family History Quests
Family History Quests are online specialists in family, local, & social history products.

Genuki - Family history information for the U.K.

Scottish Family Heritage
Family and Local History references from printed and original manuscript sources
focusing on Scotland.

The National Archives of Ireland
Preserving records relating to Ireland and providing the opportunities for the public to
access these archives.

United Kingdom Census Records

Culture & Heritage

Am Baile
Explore Am Baile, The Highland Council's bilingual website, and discover the history and
culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Highland Village Museum
The Highland Village is a living history museum and cultural centre that celebrates the
Gaelic experience in Nova Scotia.  On a 43-acre hillside overlooking the world renowned
Bras d'Or Lakes, Nova Scotia's rich Scottish Gaelic culture comes alive with costumed
staff, farm animals, period buildings and artifacts.


Glasgow Guide: Hotels and City Tourist Information Scotland, UK
Glasgow Guide:  the tourist information guide to the city of Glasgow in Scotland includes
information for tourists on hotels, shops, pubs, clubs, photographs, visitor attractions,
street maps, and more...

Glasgow Hotels
A listing of hotels in Glasgow city centre.  Easy to use map of Glasgow hotels with reviews,
photos and descriptions to help you select a hotel in Glasgow.

Glasgow: Scotland with style
The Official Guide to Metropolitan Glasgow


A guide to the Clans and Tartans of Scotland: From Scottish Clan Information to Clan
Merchandise all Made In Scotland, Handmade Kilts, Highland Outfits...everything a true
Scot should need and know.

Scotland on TV
A 24/7 web TV channel, broadcasting programmes about Scotland and all things Scottish
online, for free, wherever you are in the world.

Scotlinks.  Scottish Directory and Scottish Search Engine.

Scotland Internet
Scotland's gateway to the Internet.

The Internet Guide to Scotland
Details on transport, sightseeing, outdoor activities and accommodation in Scotland

The National Archives of Scotland
Based in Edinburgh the NAS exists to select, preserve, and make available the national
archives of Scotland in whatever medium, to the highest standards.

The Scottish Parliament
The official website of the Scottish Parliament.

The United Kingdom Parliament
The official website of the United Kingdom Parliament.

Copyright © Your Scottish Descent 2007-15
Unauthorised reproduction of copyright material is prohibited.


“I was expecting a few
pages of information
about my ancestors and
I was amazed when I
opened my parcel and
received a 64 page
report...I’ve not even
looked through the
other parts yet!  Thanks
a bunch to you and the
guys in Glasgow for
putting in so much effort
on this one.”

Mr J. Sinclair