Friday, May 25, 2007

Moss Troopers in Scotland

Last fall, we took our first trip to lovely Scotland. Our family name belongs to the Scottish Reiver Clan. The Moss Troopers were part of that clan. Many of the Highland Lords complained of the moss-troopers' stealing their cattle and bringing military reprisals on the Highlands. Unfortunately, we did not come from metalsmiths & craftsman, which is a much more romantic notion.