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Exploring Scotland's genetic heritage - complementing traditional genealogy with DNA testing
The Scottish DNA Project was started in October 2001 as the Scottish Clans Project and is hosted by Family Tree DNA.

The Project aims to help individuals connect with their genetic cousins through the use of Y-DNA (paternal) and mtDNA (maternal) along with traditional genealogical research.

The Project also aims to continue research into the origin and migration of the people of Scotland since the country was first settled.

The Project is now administered by the Genealogical Studies team at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Project Blog: For further project news or information visit our blog at:

How to join: If you have never had your DNA tested there is a discounted price available by joining through the project.

Click on the following link to begin the process for your own Family Tree DNA test

If you have already tested with Family Tree DNA
- Login to your FTDNA account.
- At the top of the page you will see the 'Projects' tab. Go to 'Manage Projects'.
- Type in Scottish
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'Join' tab.

Alternatively if you have not tested before and live in the British Isles test kits can now be purchased and mailed direct from United Kingdom in £Sterling.
Email: for details.

Third Party upload deal from Family Tree DNA
If you tested with another company you may now transfer your Y-DNA results if they used the Sorenson 33 or 46-marker test. This includes results from, GeneTree, and Sorenson's SMGF.

Third Party upload deal from Family Tree DNA available here:

Follow the project on Twitter @scottishdna
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