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Scottish Historical Connections


Got a story of a Scots ancestor?  Then do send it in for inclusion on these pages to Alastair McIntyre

  • Scottish connections
    60% of Icelandic Women are of Scots Descent.
  • Chapter 3 - Early Iceland
    From our book on Notes on the Early History of Scotland.
  • Iceland
    Or the Journal of a residence in that Island during the years 1814 and 1815 containing observations on the natural phenomena, History, Literature and Antiquities of the Island; and the Religion, character, manners and customs of its inhabitants by Ebenezer Henderson (second edition) (1819) (pdf)
  • Letters from High Latitudes
    By Lord Dufferin (1906) (pdf)
  • Why Scottish women and Icelanders are closely linked
    It's easy to think that the Viking world was dominated by bearded, macho men, but that assumption is wrong. Both ancient 'Norse Sagas' and archaeological discoveries suggest that women actually played equally powerful roles within Viking society and politics. Historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the incredible story of 'Aud the Deepminded' - one of the first people to settle in Iceland in the 9th Century. Aud was a warrior, a leader, a freer of slaves... and a woman.
  • Iceland
    Or The Journal of a Residence in that Island during the years 1814 and 1815, containing observations on the Natural Phenomena, History, Literature, and Antiquities of the Island and the Religion, Character, Manners, and Customs of its Inhabitants by Ebenezer Henderson in two volumes (1818) (pdf) Volume 1 | Volume 2

 Check out our Iceland page


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