A journey through “Yr Hen Ogledd”, old loyalties and new horizons

18 Feb

Wee Ginger Dug

A guest post by Aled Gwyn Jôb

In just under a month’s time, thousands of Welsh rugby fans will be making the journey up north to Edinburgh to follow the national team.

The “Scottish Trip” has always been THE rugby trip for Welsh fans
based on the great rapport and kinship that exists between them and
their Scottish hosts.

“Yr Hen Ogledd” part of the appeal of the journey

Scotland also has a very warm place in Welsh hearts because of “Yr
Hen Ogledd”- that part of southern Scotland which once featured 7
Bryttonic Kingdoms, whose inhabitants all spoke an early form of modern
Welsh- Rheged, Elmet, Galwyddel, Aeron, Bryneich, Gododdin and Ystrad
Clyd. Indeed two of the earliest Welsh poets, who produced some of the
most dramatic poetry in the nation’s long history, Aneurin and Taliesin,
were both based in Yr Hen Ogledd.

On their way up to Caeredin…

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