Around Sixty

Results of DNA study show Scots descended from around 60 lineages”

A fellow with Scotland’s DNA is scheduled to give a presentation on the 60 groups at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Edinburgh International Rock Festival? Oops, misread that. The Edinburgh International Book Festival. I guess this makes more sense. It’s a bit more conventional.

The company is based in Melrose. It is a border town. I’ve never heard of Melrose before.

They have brought together results from 3000 tests to explore the genetic make-up of modern Scotland.

The largest group of people, around a third of those tested, started coming to Scotland 10,000 years ago.

Some Scots can trace their lineage to medieval Africa, the biblical kingdom of Sheba and even to as far away as Siberia.”



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