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Q: Describe the Scottish reaction to the Irish between
1830 and 1930.

At first the Irish were distrusted, treated as comic, drunken and superstitious. Over a period of one hundred years, the absorption of Irish into Scottish life must be considered one of the achievements of Scottish history.

TC Smout in "A Century of the Scottish People" (1987)

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