<<< My name is Christine and I am sort of new to the SCA. Not really,
but I may as well be. I have been around a lot of SCA people for a
really long time. I know a lot of the rules and the such, and I am the
Webminister for my Canton.
I would recommend first checking out the various files and articles in
the NEWCOMERS section of the Florilegium. The address is given in my
signature block below.
<<< The problem is that I have never developed a persona. So if there
is anyone who enjoys helping people create their personas, I would
truly appreciate the assistance.>>>
Check the PERSONAS section of the Florilegium for some good articles
on what a persona is, and isn't. Such as:
persona-art (14K) 11/12/96 An article on persona by Duke
Persona-f-Beg-art (12K) 1/13/02 "Creating Your SCA Persona for
by Lady Lucia Borromeo.
persona-msg (77K) 8/15/08 Persona development. Ideas of Persona.
Som-Per-Ideas-art (16K) 12/31/02 "Some Persona Ideas" by HL Elaine de
Montgris (known as 'Lainie).
Easy-Persona-art (12K) 12/26/00 "An Easy Way to Create a Persona in
by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
<<< My great aunt was a Genealogist and had traced our lineage pretty
far back. The majority of what she came up with seems to be from
Norway, Sweden or Scotland. >>>
Remember that your persona doesn't have to have any connection with
your ancestry unless you wish it to. We have Scotsman with oriental
features and red-haired Japanese personas.
<<< Currently, I am reading about the history of Scotland, and I am
pretty interested in that culture. I am looking for reliable sources
as far as historically accurate fashion throughout the time frames
that the SCA encompasses.>>>
<<< I should have specified: Lowcountry, if possible >>>
I'm glad you mentioned that. The highlands and lowlands of Scotlands
created two very different cultures. The Lowland culture, at least for
clothing, was very close to that of England, just 50 to 100 years
Then again, many people associate highland Scots with kilts. The short
kilt, with the sewn in pleats, is post-period and the long kilt was
only worn in our period for a very short time.
Kilts-1590-art (20K) 2/13/11 "More than you ever wanted to know
kilt" by Lord Gregor Mac Beathain.
Here is some more in the same CLOTHING section:
cl-Scot-fem-art (14K) 7/ 2/96 Scottish women's clothing.
cl-Scot-male-art (18K) 6/20/96 Scottish men's clothing.
cl-Scotland-msg (114K) 10/31/01 Clothing of Scotland. folding of
For some more general info on Scotland, see the CULTURES section:
Scotland-lnks (20K) 10/12/03 Web links to medieval Scotland
by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
Scotland-msg (72K) 2/25/12 Scottish culture. Who lived where.
points of interest. The Orkney Islands.
And I just noticed these files in the PERSONA section:
names-Scot-art (23K) 9/14/95 Article on medieval Scottish names.
names-Scot-msg (9K) 1/ 2/97 Sources for period Scottish names.
Scot-fem-nam-lst (14K) 5/21/96 List of Scottish feminine personal
I hope this helps get you started.
(Now if Good King Stefan doesn't keep those Scots from crossing the
border and stealing MY sheep, I'm going to have to be much less
understanding and kill a few more... It's bad enough when they only
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org