Help With Scottish History/Ancestry

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Is there anyone out there who is knowledgeable in Scottish history, particularly as it relates to figuring out one's general ancestry?

I have read a few things online about the Highlander/Lowlander origin differences, and some theories about where each group's ancestors came from; Celtic peoples, Saxon's up from the south, etc. But, I have never read anything that I could trust as a relative authority on the matter.

The farthest back I can trace my family is to William Allen Cross, who came to Canada from the Glasgow area around 1820. I can't remember off the top of my head, but he is my fifth or sixth-great grandfather on my father's side.

By name and place, I think it's safe to say that he was not a Highlander.

So, do we know where the Lowlanders came from? Were they Saxon's who moved north from England? Are they actually if Celtic origin? Somewhere else?

Thank you.
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