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Popular clan articles that need major work[edit]

  • Clan Gregor - this has been a popular article for random IP users and others to come along and edit. But it has become a mass of unsourced information. What with the clan's famous member, Rob Roy MacGregor, it would be good to get the clan article up to a good standard, but I do not want to get into an edit war.
  • Clan MacLaren - another article that has been popular to edit. It does have some sources but is largely unsourced. Would be good to get it up to a good standard.
  • Clan Swinton - a lot of information and effort has been put into this article but again it is largely unsourced. Would be good to get up to standards.

QuintusPetillius (talk) 12:55, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Update: I have made some edits to the Clan Gregor article - mainly removing unsourced info and adding info with references.QuintusPetillius (talk) 14:34, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Update: I have brought the Clan MacLaren article up to a better standard. It is now well sourced.QuintusPetillius (talk) 14:13, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

ScotWiki Mailing List[edit]

Thought this might be of interest: Wikimedia UK have launched a ScotWiki mailing list to help encourage more Wikimedia events in Scotland and hopefully to establish greater contact between Wikimedians throughout the country. You can sign up here - any/everybody is welcome to join! The goal is to spread the word about Wikimedia events or projects in Scotland; you can also promote or organise your own, or join in general discussion - the usual mailing list stuff. ACrockford (talk) 18:17, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed restrictions on styles & titles of former royals[edit]

A proposal is now pending to !vote to ban use of titles, honorifics and styles historically associated with titled members of no longer reigning families or to require that wherever such titles are mentioned in a Wikipedia bio, article or template that a disclaimer must be attached informing the reader that the title/style is not legal or is a courtesy title only. You may read opinions and express your views here. FactStraight (talk) 22:49, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Carter-Campbell of Possil[edit]

I have serious problems with the current state of this article. I'm being reverted in edits to take in hand, by User:ContribUnit, who is apparently unaware that "defending" the article in this fashion, they are putting its very existence at risk. I actually do not see so far that this subdivision of Campbells is worth an article in its own right: I was led there by a reference I couldn't resolve, and the sheer accumulation of material is not as far as I can see establishing the notability. There a clear line between clan history and indiscriminate family history, as I hope is common ground. Charles Matthews (talk) 12:13, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

The article has potential to be a good article but is not yet. If you can improve it then go ahead and edit. However I would be unhappy for the article to be deleted. The majority of the article is well sourced with secondary sources, however it does not read very well, not like an encyclopedia article should.QuintusPetillius (talk) 19:46, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, 9th Baronet, Chief of the Colquhoun Clan[edit]

Hello. Much appreciated if you want to help keep (and hopefully expanded) his page. Please add a keep if you can to this page. Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:16, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Clan Buchanan Heraldry[edit]

Dear Scotland experts: Is there material in this abandoned AfC draft that should be merged into the Clan Buchanan article? If so, is there someone here willing to integrate the material, crediting the draft's creator in the edit summary? The draft will be deleted shortly unless someone takes an interest in it. —Anne Delong (talk) 20:34, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Clan Cochrane[edit]

I was left a message on my talk page, possibly because I was the last person to edit the Clan Cochrane page. I don't really have time to do much about it so I'm posting it here in hopes that someone else can take care of things. Of course, I'm unable to verify the identity of the person but the point about the clan motto and crest being incorrect seems valid. The message from my talk page follows:

I am Thomas Cochran, President of Clan Cochrane in North America and Commissioner to the Chief Clan Cochrane. While I find most of your page accurate and well written there is a glaring error. The Clan Motto is not "Virtute et Labour". It is "Virtute et Labore".Labour is an alternate spelling of the English "labor". Labore is the Latin word for "hard work", which is paired with the Latin word for "valor". The clan crest thus is incorrect also. I have seen this version around the internet and I not sure how to address that issue, but I do hope you will correct your page. Thanks. (talk) 23:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

I guess a public domain version of the crest needs to be found. I'm a bit unclear about how to do that. Best, Pigman☿/talk 00:25, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I've adapted the previous image file to include the correct motto.Thor Ewing (talk) 09:24, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Clan Ewing Page[edit]

I noticed that there is no page for Clan Ewing and recently Clan Ewing has been officially recognized by the Court of the Lord Lyon. I would like to create a page because there's a lot of information relevant specifically to Clan Ewing such as their crest, coat-of-arms, registered tartan, and roots.

I saw some notices about unlinked pages being deleted. Should I first identify pages this article would reference against and edit in those references before building that page, or is deletion unlikely? (I've never created a page before)

EricEwing (talk) 02:56, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Great idea, Eric. Go ahead!Thor Ewing (talk) 17:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't look like this is about to happen any time soon. Would it be OK for me to put up a stub myself (I'm Commander of the Clan)? Thor Ewing (talk) 18:25, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)