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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickHughes123 View Post
    Allan Thomson

    Where are you getting all of this? This doesn't seem to be true history. Northumbria only ever stretched as far as the South-East of Scotland. Strathclyde, like Pictland, was absorbed directly by Alba.

    Alba took the South-East of Scotland from Northumbria. It has nothing to do with Gaelic extremism.
    He's referring to the Battle of Nectansmere in the 7th century where the Anglians were defeated, but this was a century and a half before the Scots and Picts unified (how ever that happened).

    Northumbria consisted of three regions, Lothian, Bernicia, Deira. All three are thought to represent British Kingdoms that were absorbed by the Angles. The old Welsh poem Y Gododdin represents one of the last attempts by the Gododdin tribe to turn back Anglian encroachment. Based somewhere in Lothian, perhaps Edinburgh, this British army marched south to reclaim land - I think in Deira. They were defeated and the Anglians eventually took Lothian itself and added it to Northumbria.

    Later the Scots took the northern third of the Kingdom which was Lothian and the northern part of Bernicia to the Tweed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    Not sure that peer-reviewed articles end the debate about Q- versus P-.
    Dr. Ewan Campbell suggested that Q-Celts were in Scotland prior to any Irish in-migration and that some Picts may have spoken Q-Celtic
    (originally published in Antiquity 75)
    Bridget Brennan, on the other hand, disputes his analysis

    Further to this I was watching a documentry on Roman Britain & another hypothesis for the appearance of Gaelic in Galloway was that mercenaries could have been employed from Ireland either towards the end of the Roman period or after the end of the Roman occupation in a similar way to the Saxons. So possibly another source for the appearance of Gaelic in Lowland areas - payment would have most likely in land and therefore this could have lead to the introduction of Gaelic placenames even though the language of the majority of Scotland at that point would definitely have been a Brythonnic possibly with element of Latin influences remaining.

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