The Clan Donald’s (or Clan MacDonald) Scottish roots run deep — being the oldest and largest of all Scottish clans. For nearly 400 years, Clan Donald ruled the west highlands and the Hebrides — their land and power stretched so wide that it was only second to the Kings of Scotland and England. This gravitas gifted the Donald Clan Chief the title of Lord of the Isles (Triath nan Eilean or Rìgh Innse Gall in Scottish Gaelic).
Clan Motto: Per mare Per Terras (By Land and By Sea)
The clan crest was a symbol of allegiance used by members to show loyalty to their clan chief. The Donald crest depicts a small, simple crown with an armored hand holding a cross. The clan motto “by sea and by land” acknowledges the clan’s island and seafaring roots and…
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“Scottish people” or “Scots” is used to refer to anyone whose linguistic, cultural, family ancestors are from Scotland. Kilts are known as the National Dress of Scotland which is a highly recognized form of dress. It has deep cultural and historical roots in the country of Scotland and it is a sacred symbol of patriotism and honor for a true Scotsman. The word “kilt” means pleated, and refers to clothing that’s tucked up and round the body for men. Scots have a reputation for which they are proud of their identity, whether at home or abroad. It has a very long tradition as a part of Celtic culture and is still worn in many parts of the world. But the question arises, Is it offensive for non-scots to wear Kilts?
RYAN WHITEThinking of Scot…
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While the disaster that eliminated all but avian dinosaurs (birds) from planet earth presents the possibility that man could be wiped off the planet earth as well by a similar world wide disaster. The proposal to mitigate this possibility is colonization of another planet such as Mars or the moon of another planet.
A more realistic proposal for survival, however, might be what may have allowed avian dinosaurs to survive. That innovation might be flight capsules or submarines or even combonation land, air and sea vehicles designed for individuals and groups to be independent and self-sustaining and able to cope indefinitely with any environmental change.
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