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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History of Scotland

 
 
History of Scotland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. History of Scotland Marker
Inscription.

The Celtic influence permeated the British Islands several centuries before Christ, affecting the languages and culture of modern-day Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. The Roman invasions of Britain resulted in the culture in southern Britain (England and Wales) being heavily influenced by the Roman culture of the conquerors.

In northern Britain, however, the natives remained strong and independent. The Romans found these lands and these people too distant, too desolate, and possibly too dangerous to conquer. They sought instead to isolate the natives of north Britain, some of whom they called Caledonians, from the south by building Hadrian's Wall across the waist of Britain, and to influence them through diplomatic and other means.

After about AD 400, Roman control waned in southern Britain. By 700 a new kingdom had grown up in lowland Scotland north of the Clyde-Forth line, its inhabitants being known as Picts, since the Romans named them 'Picti' in Latin due to their blue tattoos. In Argyll on the west coast, Gaels known in Latin as 'Scotti' had established Dalriada, a kingdom which the Picts conquered by 750. By 1000, Gaelic had become predominant in the Pictish kingdom (called 'Alba' in Gaelic), inspiring the later myth that the Pictish king Cinaed son of Alpin (Kenneth MacAlpine), who ruled from 842 to 858, had

History of Scotland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. History of Scotland Marker
Inset in the second Standing Stone pillar, with the Monument to Scottish Immigrants sculpture at far distant right. Nearest Standing Stone pillar marker is a list of donors.
been a Dalriadan king who 'destroyed' the Picts. Alba became the basis of modern Scotland, eventually expanding into Northumbria in the southeast and Strathclyde in the southwest.

This plaque is dedicated, with appreciation, to
Diageo plc
in recognition of their generous support of this
Monument to Scottish Immigrants

 
Erected 2011 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 39° 56.851′ N, 75° 8.532′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Front Street south of Ionic Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: I-95 Park (125-171 South Front Street), Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia (here, next to this marker); Monument to Scottish Immigrants (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Monument to Scottish Immigrants (a few steps from this marker); Courage of the Scottish Immigrants (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Abolition Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Tun Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Irish Memorial / Leacht Cuimhneacháin na nGael (within shouting distance of this marker); An Gorta Mór - Ireland's Great Hunger (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the Monument to Scottish Immigrants.
 
Also see . . .  Scottish History. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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