Norse Gael

By the 9th Century, the Norse were so settled in parts of Celtic Scotland that they became known as the Gall-Ghàidheil,- the "Gall" being the foreigner, and the "Ghàidheil" being the original heartland Gaelic people.
The Norse–Gaels dominated much of the Irish Sea and Scottish Sea regions from the 9th to 12th centuries.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse%E2%80%93Gaels
Particularly associated with the iconic birlinn or Hebridean galley, used in our waters into the 17th Century.
Many Clan names are heavily influenced by the Norse connections.
Heartland People

There is evidence that the Norse settled in our parish and the surrounding area
And the Lords of the Isles descend from Norse / Gaelic ancestors, controlling this area for centuries.


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