Project: Scotland/Revamp

The Scotland Project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to the Scottish people and their descendants around the globe. The leaders of this project are Maria Maxwell, and RIch Devlin (click their names to contact them by private message). For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

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  1. Add your name to Scotland Project Member Interests to let us know your area of interest and how you are contributing to the project.
  2. Add the line [[Category:Scotland Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.


The goals of the Scotland Project are to gather together members with like interests of Scotland and Scottish History, and to collaborate and Improve profiles within those interests. Our final goal is to make all Scottish Profiles the best they can be; well sourced and well written. Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Scottish surname through the One Name Studies Project and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.

Here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • All Scottish profiles duplicates merged into the lowest profile ID number.
  • All relevant categories are added
  • Parents are correct and documented
  • Unsourced Scottish profiles where life events may be recorded in the free Irish Civil Registration Records are fixed.
  • Work on cleaning up profiles that sit in the Scotland Project Maintenance Categories and DB Errors list.
  • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, unsourced family trees, and ideally has a well written biography.
  • Stickers and categories are added to profiles where appropriate.

Ways to get involved in the Scotland Project

In order to be included in the Scotland Project, and be awarded and maintain the Scotland badge, you need to be active in the project as a part of one or more of these teams or sub-teams.

  • Categories Team : The Categories Team is responsible for maintaining all categories relating to Scotland, and for collaborating with the Categorization Project on all matters to do with category structures that intersect with Scotland.
  • County Teams : The County Teams are responsible for all work carried out on profiles of people born in their specific county. They also oversee the category and space pages for all the Scottish counties.
  • Profile Improvements Team : The Profile Improvements Team are made up of sourcerers, arborists, connectors, biography builders, data doctors, and others, who are dedicated to improving all Scottish profiles. They work on profiles managed by the Scotland Project, but also work towards the goal of the Scotland Project - making all Scottish profiles the absolute best that they can be.
  • Managed Profiles Team : The Managed Profiles team works on the profiles managed and protected by the Scotland Project. Working alongside the Profile Improvements Team, they make our managed profiles look brilliant, and also accepting new profiles on behalf of the Scotland Project, while maintaining the integrity of those we manage. These are our Flagship profiles and therefore this team comes under specific criteria which you can find on the Team page.

Project Templates

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After joining a team, add your name to the list on the Scotland Project Member Interests page and let us know what your Scotland research interests are and how you would like to contribute to the project. Project Members can also add {{Member|Scotland}} to their profiles.
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... ... ... is a member of the Scotland Project.
For profiles of people born in Scotland, use the {{Scotland Sticker}} template.
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... ... ... was born in Scotland.
For profiles of people with Scottish ancestors, use the {{Scottish Ancestor Sticker}} template.
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... ... ... has Scottish Ancestors.
The Project Box is used to indicate profiles that are being managed by the Scotland project. If you think the profile should be managed by the Scotland project, please contact the Managed Profiles Team for review and instructions.

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