I am not a linguist as such, Joseph, tho i am a keen Gaelic learner and supporter. But theres some historic background to the similarities tho i am not sure about the exact dates. At one time some of the Irish kings held some land in Scotland, the name was Dalriada. I think it must have been in north Argyll or south Knoydart. Catriona might know that better than i do. Interestingly, the legend of Dèirdre relates to this irish-scottish link ...
Anyway, there ye are lol. not much but a bit. Och aye, and theres mainly difference in writing (prob in pronounciation as well but i usually can figure out a bit when i see it written and it is not too complicated). Tioraidh an-drasda.
Scottish in Heart :-))
In the darkest heart the pride of man will walk allone
's ged tha mi fada bhuat cha dhealaich sinn a chaoidhDarkover RPG