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  1. Oct 2023
    1. reply to Mark Dykeman in A mystery I would like to solve 2023-10-25

      In addition to the 5-6th century invasion of Angles and Saxons from roughly Northern Germany into Southern England, there was a large movement of Scandinavian peoples (Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, etc. weren't even a glimmer of countries then), with the Viking invasions of England in the 7-11th centuries. Many of these peoples settled along the coasts and intermarried and brought their customs, traditions, language, and most importantly in your quest, their names. A lot of these peoples immigrated into Northumbria which was an early medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom in what is now Northern England and south-east Scotland. Perhaps this history may "solve" some of the distal mystery for you? Kenneth Harl's "Vikings" may give some broad strokes of the history here if you're curious: https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/vikings. (Naturally there may have been migration after that time too.) England is far more diverse in its roots than the majority give it credit for, though the branching from Celtic roots may mean that genetically traceable differences may largely be a wash for most. Some from the broader UK will find only a single broad "genetic smear" of Celtic ancestry with a 1-2% hint of Italian ancestry, often resulting from intermarriage at the time of the Roman invasion in the first century.

  2. Feb 2023
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    1. But filling a battery up and leaving it charged for days on end is not attractive – most battery operators make money by cycling (charging and discharging) at least once a day. Of all the interesting things to do with batteries, it’s not clear that solving curtailment will be the most lucrative.

      I wonder how much throughput to you need to break even?

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    1. Stock, S. J., Carruthers, J., Calvert, C., Denny, C., Donaghy, J., Goulding, A., Hopcroft, L. E. M., Hopkins, L., McLaughlin, T., Pan, J., Shi, T., Taylor, B., Agrawal, U., Auyeung, B., Katikireddi, S. V., McCowan, C., Murray, J., Simpson, C. R., Robertson, C., … Wood, R. (2022). SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland. Nature Medicine, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01666-2

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    1. Prof. Devi Sridhar. “Rest of the World Watching Closely: ‘In Scotland, Estimated That 92.5% of Adults Would Have Tested Positive for Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 on a Blood Test in the Week Beginning 12 July 2021’- Is This Enough to Dampen Transmission & Protect under 12s from Infection? Under 18s?” Tweet. @devisridhar (blog), August 4, 2021. https://twitter.com/devisridhar/status/1422852550957617157.

  14. Jun 2021
    1. Helen McArdle on Twitter: “The good news: An astonishing 98.2% of over-60s in Scotland are now fully vaccinated. That’s an amazing uptake. It doesn’t mean they are 100% protected of course (and especially not when case rates are high) but their risk of hospitalisation/death is cut by over 90% https://t.co/DzAxkpLvcR” / Twitter. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2021, from https://twitter.com/HMcArdleHT/status/1409821893557768195

    1. Simpson, C. R., Shi, T., Vasileiou, E., Katikireddi, S. V., Kerr, S., Moore, E., McCowan, C., Agrawal, U., Shah, S. A., Ritchie, L. D., Murray, J., Pan, J., Bradley, D. T., Stock, S. J., Wood, R., Chuter, A., Beggs, J., Stagg, H. R., Joy, M., … Sheikh, A. (2021). First-dose ChAdOx1 and BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccines and thrombocytopenic, thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events in Scotland. Nature Medicine, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01408-4

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    1. For the uninitiated, selkies come from Scottish folklore, stemming particularly from the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland. Selkies, a kind of mythical creature that shapeshifts from a seal to a human form. In many examples of selkie legends, part of the lore typically involves a woman selkie who loses her pelt to a man of the land. When this happens, she is tied to him so long as she is unable to find her pelt, and therefore unable to return to her seal form and her ocean habitat.
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  24. Dec 2019
    1. Edinburgh

      The capital of Scotland and home to Edinburgh Castle. The Great North Road was the main mail and passenger routes. from London to York to Edinburgh.

    2. Pentland Hills

      Pentland is a range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh.

    3. Perth

      Perth is an ancient town on the River Tay in Scotland, about 44 miles north of Edinburgh.

    4. Arthur’s Seat

      Arthur's Seat is a main peak of a group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    5. St. Andrews

      St. Andrews is a town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh. It is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.

    6. Orkneys

      The Orkney Islands lie along the north-east coast of Scotland.

    7. its romantic castle,

      Victor means Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress presiding over the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and built as early as the 12th Century.

    8. Coupar

      Coupar is a town 13 miles to the north of Perth, Scotland.

  25. May 2017
    1. the Clearances

      Occurring in the hundred year period between the mid 1700's and the mid 1800's the Highland Clearances were a massive part of Scottish history. More than simply displacement of many poor and disadvantaged people, the clearances resulted in the almost complete devastation of the Scottish Gaelic culture. The Highland Clearances were also a continuation of the hundreds of years conflict between Anglo-England to the South and Gaelic Scotland and Ireland to the North and the West. These two cultures had been feuding since the dawn of the British Empire, and even before during the Medieval era. Many of the Highlanders evicted during this time were found to emigrate to Canada, the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand.<br> The grief the Highlanders shared and continue to share about the destruction of their culture by foreign forces, the English, remains a means for their connection to the old Highlands and each other.

      Richards, Eric. Debating the Highland Clearances. Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh University Press, 2007