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Serious Problems With Auld Lang Syne page[edit]

Auld=old, Lang=land, syne, ayne=own. Translation:Should (lest) old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind, we'll drink a cup of kindness, for the sake of the old lands own. This is referring to the diaspora. A toast for those who have left us (in Scotland) and traveled afar. Can somebody please sort this out? Exiled Scot.

Are you saying the article should say this? Do you have a source for this as it is not correct? Mutt Lunker (talk) 10:31, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Margaret McCulloch[edit]

Hi, Did anyone see this article, Revealed: the Labour MSP with a secret Tory past by Peter Swindon, in The Sunday Herald last Sunday? Part of the alleged conspiracy was that the Margaret McCulloch page had been edited to conceal this "secret shame". I looked into the history of the McCulloch page to see what was going on and I've written this in my Sandbox. And having done that I'm not sure what to do now. Edit the McCulloch page adding in the references and leave a message on the Talk page?? Thanks in advance.Flourbomb (talk) 18:33, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Too close to being an attack article?[edit]

Is it just me, or does this article on the SNP politician Paul_Monaghan look like an attack article? Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 18:35, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

It could be rewritten in a more neutral way, but neither the care home issue and the allegations of antisemitism should not be avoided just because they're a bit embarrassing. Have they been covered by media outlets that are a little more left-leaning/sympathetic to nationalists? Catfish Jim and the soapdish 09:40, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Media outlets sympathetic to nationalists? Haha. Yes, it could be written better, yes, but it looks like an attack piece because it is not balanced. The employment bit, for instance, is two paragraphs of attack, the first one of which is just innuendo. It's not so much just the issues in themselves, it's that they dominate the article. Also, the article has been heavily edited by an account the sole purpose of which seems to be to smear SNP politicians. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 16:08, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Dal Riata theory[edit]

Some material regarding theories about Dal Riata reappeared at Scottish Gaelic this morning. The matter had been discussed there before and removed per WP:FRINGE. I noticed that the editor had also made edits at Dál Riata but it turned out that rather than new additions the edits were reframing of existing material, which I removed, but there is further mention of the theory in the article. Should these remain? Mutt Lunker (talk) 13:15, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

This does not qualify as WP:Fringe. These particular edits are perhaps a little unbalanced, but Campbell is a respected authority on early medieval Scotland and there is no reason to remove them wholesale in this manner. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 20:26, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Requests for Comment[edit]

Two RfCs are ongoing at WikiProject Boxing. The first concerns use of Flag icons in professional boxing record tables here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Boxing#RfC: Flag icons in professional boxing record tables. The second concerns a proposed MOS for boxing articles Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Boxing#MoS:Boxing Final call, in particular whether UK should be added to locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Editors are invited to comment. Daicaregos (talk) 14:11, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Scots language wikipedia[edit]

I hereby invite anyone willing to take part in the Scots language wikipedia. Munci (talk) 18:42, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

GA Review of Scottish independence referendum, 2014[edit]

I am reviewing the good article nomination of the article Scottish independence referendum, 2014. The nominator is busy with other things at the moment and so I am looking for other editors to help improve the article to good article quality in the next few days. If you would like to help, please address some of the issues I raised in the review. Wugapodes (talk) 21:07, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:Members of the Faculty of Advocates has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Members of the Faculty of Advocates, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for renaming to Category:Scottish advocates. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 07:14, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Wilfred Hoare[edit]

Could someone please review this article for me. Many thanks.Gomach (talk) 11:43, 26 January 2016 (UTC)