Observer, Friday, December 6th, 2002
Moultrie Observer, Dec
Special Guest at the Jacksonville
Highland Games, Florida. Feb 2003.
SPECIAL GUEST: ALASTAIR MCINTYRE Owner/Operator of web site,
Alastair McIntyre was born in
Glasgow in 1951 and spent much of his
childhood in Iran, Kuwait, and Malta. After
graduating from the Dollar Academy in Scotland, he trained to become an
accountant. Alastair then had a varied career in management, sales, and
insurance. Returning to Scotland, Alastair quickly got a District Sales
Manager position with Carnation Foods. That is where he got his first
introduction to computers.
After losing his job; so he
decided to start his own computer business. Today, he operates the
Electric Scotland web site, a great place for Scots the world over to drop in and have a
blether. As of the year 2001, Electric Scotland gets over 5500 visitors
per day with 94% of the visitors coming from outside the United Kingdom,
mostly from the U.S. and Canada; Their public message WebBoard has now
been responsible for three marriages and lots of general friendships.
Toward the end of 2002, they became the online home of the Scots
Independent, Scotlandís oldest political newspaper. They now get
over 12,000 visits a day. Electric Scotland now holds around 10,000 web
pages on historical matters pertaining to Scotland, Scots and people of
Scottish descent and is the largest Scottish history site on the web. It
has also become the online home of the Odom Library in Georgia and its
Family Tree newspaper which is the largest genealogical
publication in the world and the largest Scottish publication outside
Scotland. We are proud to have Alastair McIntyre visiting the U.S. and
attending the Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games ó the first Games
heís ever attended.
The Standard, August 2004, Elliot Lake,
The Inverness Oran, Cape Breton, Nova
Scotia, 11th August 2004
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