> Michael wrote:
> There's surprisingly little evidence for a significant change in culture
> at the (supposed) time of the Scotti invasion. Again, that suggests
> continuity of language. Therefore it is likely that the West of Scotland
> spoke "Old Gaelic".
You do realise, don't you, that there are parts of the West of Scotland (e.g.
Strathclyde) where English was spoken before Gaelic?