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p.s. This page is a mess... I know. As you can see, I tend to focus more on text than formatting!

MacRùsgail - short explanation[edit]

MacRùsgail/MacCruslaig etc is a trickster figure in Gaelic folktales.

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My articles[edit]

The Headington Shark (which I've never edited)

I've contributed to a number of articles, in fact, so many I can't remember them all! Although I tend to edit/create Scottish/Celtic interest articles, I have worked on a wide variety of topics. These are in no particular order.

Articles I started (Note: I didn't write all of these originally, some of them are translations etc) Jakob Jakobsen, Mum and the Sothsegger, various Twin Peaks stuff (One Eyed Jacks (Twin Peaks), Bookhouse Boys etc etc), Manx people (was a redirect), Huguenots in South Africa, Mod revival, Stuart Adamson, Crevichon, Auregnais, Cauchois, Sercquiais, List of English loughs (more "loughs" in England than "lakes" in Scotland - believe it or not!), Stefanie Zweig, Rankine's method, Rankine body, The Thirteenth Tribe (nutcase magnet!), List of rivers of Wales, Tropical nations at the Winter Olympics, Kernewek Kemmyn, Dinah Morris, Jawbone (musician), Languages of the Faroe Islands, Languages of Svalbard (obscure, even by my standards!), Orroroo, South Australia, Christian Hebraist, John Barr (poet), USSR national rugby union team‎, Tasmanian Rugby Union, Flora and fauna of the Kerguelen Islands, Drinking horn, South Georgia Pipit, Solomon and Marcolf, Thomas Gisborne Gordon

Articles I keep an eye on, or have contributed a lot to Arthur Koestler, Ostern (Red Western), Canadian Gaelic, Ku Klux Klan regalia and insignia, Isles of Scilly‎, Constitutional status of Cornwall, Pan-Celticism, Jindyworobak Movement, Casquets, West Country dialects‎, -stan, Emma Jung, Cornish people, List of places with fewer than ten residents, British and Irish Lions (still too anglocentric), Sunwise, West Falkland, East Falkland, Lafonia, Coregonus albula, Daniel Defoe, Politics of England, Non-Trinitarian churches, Proposals for new Australian States, Little England beyond Wales, Chernobyl in the popular consciousness, Diminutive, English Channel‎, North Sea, List of active autonomist and secessionist movements‎, History of the Falkland Islands, List of tautological place names

Scottish related stuff (which falls into one or the other of the categories above, but probably belongs together) Doric dialect (Scotland), List of islands of Scotland, History of the Jews in Scotland, Islam in Scotland, Hinduism in Scotland, Scottish place names in other countries (Australia, Canada, NZ, South Africa, USA), Scottish coinage, Scottish weights and measures, Douglas (play), Ulva, Edward Leithen, Scottish Renaissance, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Cairn, Traditional dyes of the Scottish Highlands, Martin Martin, Rocabarraigh, Wendy Wood, Helen Cruickshank, Taghairm, Dechmont Law, Nor Loch, Iain Lom, Acts of Union 1707, Margaret McMurray, Galwegian Gaelic, William Neill, Areas of Edinburgh, William John Macquorn Rankine, Ednam, Heart of Midlothian (Royal Mile), List of newspapers in Scotland, William Wallace (Scottish composer), John Blackwood McEwen, List of rivers of Scotland, Islands of the Forth, Religion of the Yellow Stick, Canntaireachd, Scottish pork taboo, Sawney, Paddie Bell, Kidnapped (graphic novel), Anglo–Scottish border, Daily Record (Scotland), Catacol Whitebeam, St Kilda House Mouse, Australian rules football in Scotland‎, Scottish coinage

Stuff that's interesting, but I haven't had much to do with Soviet Moonshot, Unusual articles (But being wikipedia, can you guess which ones are for real?!), Islamic democracy, Christian witches, Lost, Aberdeenshire

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  • AfD/VfD barnstar -"I, V. Molotov, hereby give you this barnstar for participation in VfDs." - Molotov (talk) California state flag.png 21:14, 19 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Minor edit barnstar - "In recognition of your many good minor edits." -Reyk 22:58, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

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For your many contributions to improving articles about Scottish islands Ben MacDui (Talk) 20:53, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
This editor is a Senior Editor III and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.


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For your continual hard work on rugby related articles. FruitMonkey talk 13:16, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
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For sharing your research and the work on Thomas Gisborne Gordon that allowed it to get to DYK and for showing such willingness to collaborate on other articles. Looking forward to working with you in the future GainLine 08:36, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
no worries dude, you deserved it! GainLine 20:36, 20 May 2010 (UTC)