Launched in November 2011, ScotlandsDNA has research at its roots. Born from an innovative project bringing together historical analysis and genetic information from ancestral DNA testing, ScotlandsDNA aims to provide new insights into the genetic origins of Scots and those of Scots descent. For example, progressive steps have been made in discovering Norse Viking markers, defining clan lineages and further refining haplogroups into defined subtypes. By taking a test you not only begin your own DNA journey, but you also play a valuable role in research into the genetic makeup and origins of a nation. With your help we can at last write a people's history of Scotland.