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Scots Independent Newspaper, December 2005

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The Chatham Daily News, January 25, 2006

Write up in the online newsletter of the USIIA (United States Internet Industry Association) of March 19, 2007.

USIIA Bulletin        March 19, 2007        Volume 07:11
The USIIA Bulletin is a weekly summary of legislative and Internet industry news compiled by the US Internet Industry Association and distributed as a service to its members.  Information about USIIA and its programs may be found at
1.  Network Neutrality Quieting
2.  SEC: Nortel Accounting Problems Were Fraud
3.  Internet Crime Complaints For 2006
4.  ElectricScotland Turns 10
5.  Legislative and Legal Summary
6.  Industry Week in Review
7.  Internet Security
8.  USIIA News

ElectricScotland Turns 10

In today's Internet business environment, companies come and go quickly.  So it is a pleasure to note in passing the continued growth -- and 10th anniversary -- of the web site at

A founding member of the USII, was created as a way to to explore the history of Scotland, the Scots and people and places of Scots descent around the world. The site launched in March, 1997.

Alastair McIntyre, the owner, created and managed the site from his home in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland.  The site is hosted in Stone, Kentucky, by former board member and founding member Steve May.

When it was founded, there was little information about the history of Scotland and Scots on the web.  In addition, there was very little taught in the Scottish or US education system about the immigration of Scots and the impact they had on other nations -- including their role in starting the US Civil War. 

Today, has some 150,000 web pages of information, with sections on the Scots of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Iceland, Poland, Africa, and Russia.  Some 120 antiquarian books have been made available on the site for research, including information on the lesser-known Ulster Scots (or Scots-Irish).

Comment Online, The Newsmagazine of Highland Perthshire 26th August 2008

An adobe acrobat file of an article about us in Discover My Past Scotland, the online, subscription-only magazine ( in their December 2009 issue.

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