The whole debate about who was who historically is moot; thanks to the fact we all came from the exact same place at some point.
A little like tartan, bagpipes and the like; all of which can be found historically in cultures elsewhere than Scotland and Ireland.
I think Tartan is english,
agree with the rest, my family names Gilroy and Gallagher have very strong Scottish links, I was always taught that the Scottish are our kinsfolk and that we are one and the same people by my mother.
I just enjoy banter and history, but not with any political motivation you understand.
Still porridge or stirabout is magical stuff, and my dad does indeed eat it without sugar or milk