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A Scottish take on ‘Celtic Carnival’

January 3, 2014

With Old Man Winter unleashing a deep freeze on us, it’s not too hard to believe that the annual Winter Carnival in Saranac Lake is only four weeks awa....

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Jan-09-14 7:20 PM

Having an Irish Catholic background I must ask, what does being Protestant have to do with assimilating quicker? :)

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Jan-03-14 9:35 PM

There's also the Robert Louis Stevenson house, and that Scottish connection to Saranac Lake.

The Scottish and Ulster Scots influence on America is both huge and under-recognized. They came here earlier than the Irish, and, being Protestants, they assimilated quicker. More presidents have been part Scottish or Ulster-Scots than any other group except maybe English. Nice to see them get a little notice.

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