Scottish Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

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Scottish immigrants began to appear in Oklahoma in the early 19th century. They worked as trappers, explorers, soldiers, and traders. Many took to ranching and settled in Oklahoma through the land runs in the 1890s. Today, Oklahomans of Scottish descent enjoy festivals, sports, dancing and music in their spare time.
Jonathan Irvin, athletic director of the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma, competes in the caber toss at the Iron Thistle Scottish Festival in Yukon. STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER
Jonathan Irvin, athletic director of the United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma, competes in the caber toss at the Iron Thistle Scottish Festival in Yukon. STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER

Scottish people in Oklahoma: Jonathan Irvin

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Jonathan Irvin always had the characteristics many associate with the Scots — “That roughness. The hardiness.” But he didn’t always know why he had them.

Scottish culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

You’ll rarely hear a Scottish accent in Oklahoma, but these lowlands have plenty of Highland spirit. The kilts come out, the scotch flows and many a fling is flung at Oklahoma’s three annual Scottish and Celtic festivals.

Scottish history in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

In the early 19th century, Scottish immigrants began to appear in Oklahoma. Mostly they were trappers, explorers, soldiers and traders.

Scottish ancestry in Oklahoma statistics

Updated: Thu, Jun 24, 2010

2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates for Oklahomans with Scottish Ancestry



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