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->''"The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa)."''
-->-- '''''Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat''''', "Important Note"

UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland and [[UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} The Republic of Ireland]] condensed into the same place. The [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]], {{Leprechaun}}s, [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes bagpipes]], shamrocks, threatening people with shillelaghs[[note]]pronounced "shuh-lay-lee" and meaning "blunt instrument"; see UsefulNotes/IrishNames for more help with the peculiarities of Irish pronunciation, and note that it will be no help for names in Scots Gaelic, which is a separate (though related) language.[[/note]], [[UsefulNotes/IrishPotatoFamine potatoes]], [[HaggisIsHorrible haggis]], plaid (actual plaid, or tartan), [[ManInAKilt kilts]], clans, castles, [[TelephonePolearm caber tossing]], and a ''lot'' of [[ViolentGlaswegian angry dr]][[FightingIrish unk people]].

This is the only other part of the British Isles [[BritainIsOnlyLondon that's not London]]. In fact, the Republic of Ireland isn't politically [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK part of Britain]], but if Hollywood can't get ''[[ArtisticLicenseGeography geography]]'' right then politics don't stand a chance. UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} sometimes gets lumped in as well, the few times it's featured outside of UK media. This trope is probably helped by the fact that the Scottish and Irish are both Celtic in origin, and have enough in common culturally to be distinguished from the Germanic ''Anglos'' without having a similarly clear distinction between themselves.

Not to be confused with the American ethnic term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch-Irish_American 'Scots-Irish']], [[NonindicativeName many of whom came to America directly from England]].

The prevalence of this trope in American media is probably due to the fact that, to untrained U.S. ears, Scottish and Irish accents sound remarkably similar. This trope does not exist in Canadian media, however, as the Irish and the Scots are seen as completely distinct nationalities. It's said that the longer an Irishman lives in Canada the more Canadian he gets, but the longer a Scotsman lives in Canada the more Scots he gets. Some Scotsmen have lived in Canada for so long that their accent has become completely indecipherable.

It's worth noting the Irish and Scots have a common ancestry (as explained above), with a long history of cultural exchange, to the point that Scots-Gaelic and Irish Gaelic are considered mutually intelligible languages, and a good chunk of the [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Northern Irish]] population is descended from Scottish "planters", so the trope is somewhat rooted in fact, albeit much more loosely than their near-total conflation in modern media would seem to imply.

Compare BritainIsOnlyLondon, {{Spexico}}, AncientGrome, and {{Mayincatec}}. See also ViolentGlaswegian, FightingIrish, {{Oireland}}, [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Bonnie Scotland]]. Oddly, Scottish actors and actresses have a disproportionate tendency [[FakeIrish to be cast as Irish characters]]. Whether this is a side effect of this trope or whether it actually helps enforce it is anyone's guess.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Wolfsbane from ''ComicBook/XMen'' is supposed to be Scottish, but her accent and culture switch back and forth between Irish and Scottish. Moira [=McTaggart=] has this same problem, to the point that her accent is often indistinguishable from that of her Irish boyfriend Banshee.
* Silver Banshee from ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is ''literally'' from Scotireland; when the writers realised they'd based a Scottish character on Irish mythology, they claimed Siobhan [=McDougal=] was actually from a fictional island in the Straits of Moyle. Surprisingly the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of Silver Banshee drops the Scottish connection entirely and retcons Siobhan as coming from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'', where one of the ComicBook/XMen knockoffs asks Wee Hughie how they celebrate SaintPatricksDay back home, under the impression he's Irish. Hughie starts trying to explain before noticing the guy is drunk off his ass (and wouldn't have noticed either way).

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', B.A. Felton sometimes uses a character named "Red Gurdy Pickens" in his campaigns. The character is sometimes described as being Irish, but the accent B.A. uses has been noted as sounding far closer to Scottish...

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Miner Smurf of ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' is literally a Scotirish Smurf, being born the brother of Duncan [=McSmurf=] but adopting "Smurfin' Begorrà" (the {{Smurfing}} version of "faith and begorrà") as his common CatchPhrase.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In a meta sense, ''Film/TheUntouchables'', where Creator/SeanConnery plays an Irish cop using his real accent, and it's never addressed. This is, however, [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent rather common for Connery]].
* In ''Film/FindingForrester'', at the end Forrester (Sean Connery) tells his young friend Jamal that he's going back to his homeland.
-->'''Jamal:''' You mean Ireland?\\
'''Forrester:''' Scotland, for God's sake...\\
'''Jamal:''' (''laughs'') I'm just messing with you, man.
* In the ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' movie, the Scottish villain has programmed his missile to respond to commands in "Celtic". There are several languages belonging to the Celtic family of languages, including Irish, Scots Gaelic, Cornish, Manx and others, but no single "Celtic" tongue.
* In ''Film/TheCryingGame'' Northern Irish terrorist Fergus initially tells Londoner Dil that he is Scottish, and Dil appears to believe him. Possibly justified in that London has a wide variety of accents and Dil, being young and perhaps inexperienced, might not have known the difference.
* ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' and ''Film/TheDeparted'' are particularly bad as both feature Irish-American storylines yet include rousing renditions of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_the_Brave "Scotland the Brave"]]. ''The Departed'' features Scottish, English and American actors playing Irish-American gangsters with Creator/MarkWahlberg being the only one with Irish ancestry.
* ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' has a Scottish teen moving to the area, and it's a RunningGag that the others frequently mistake him for Irish. It's possibly a nod to the [[BasedOnATrueStory actual guy he's based on]] being Irish in real life.
* Parodied in ''{{Film/Ondine}}'' which features a selkie in rural Ireland. Selkies are traditionally Scottish creatures, which is lampshaded by a Scottish character. The Irish equivalent of a selkie is the less popular merrow.

* Lampshaded in Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/PatriotGames'' when one of the ULA bad guys comments to himself how the staff at the American airport he landed in couldn't tell the difference between a Scottish burr and an Irish brogue.
* Loosely autobiographical ''[=McCarthy=]'s Bar'' by Pete [=McCarthy=][[note]]"Never pass a bar that has your name on it"[[/note]] (an Englishman who inexplicably feels that he ought to be Irish) has a scene with stereotypical truck-sized American tourist couple in a faux-Irish pub. After a hearty meal, the husband is puffing on a large cigar and ordering another shot of "this great Irish Scotch".
* In one of the James Herriot books, the titular (Scottish) vet is mistaken for an Irishman by one of his clients.
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'' has Ireland merge with Scotland after the collapse of the United Kingdom, creating the Celtic Alliance.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Literature/HalfMoonInvestigations'' was written by Irishman Creator/EoinColfer and set in that country. The TV adaptation was made in Scotland.
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' frequently featured Scottish characters (played, in the main, by Canadians) with horrendous Oirish accents..
** Grayson (or perhaps just his actor) tops it all by ''managing to fail so hard at a Scottish accent he does a perfect Irish one instead'' when mocking Duncan.
* Spoofed in a series of early-'90s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches, in which Creator/MikeMyers is the foul-tempered proprietor of a shop called All Things Scottish ("If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"). Hapless customers would frequently make the mistake of asking for shillelaghs and whatnot, leading to Myers exploding, pointing to a map ("There's Scotland! There's Ireland! And there's the bloody Irish Sea!") and ordering them to GetOut. This skit and character were later incorporated into Myers' movie ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'' as the protagonist's father.
* A 1983 ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' sketch featured Dave Thomas as an angry Scottish cooking-show host, using the same catchphrase as the Myers ''SNL'' sketch ("If it's not Scottish, it's crap!").
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', a gang prepares to rob ComicBook/LexLuthor as their final heist because their ability to [[IntangibleMan phase through solid objects]] is fading. One of the crooks makes a crack about how they'd be able to build a money silo like "that [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Irish duck]]" and is corrected (since Scrooge is in fact Scottish) by one of the other crooks with a surprisingly good rendition of both accents.
* In an episode of ''Series/BlackBook'' some American tourists refer to Bernard, (who is Irish) as a "Scotchman".
* Creator/CraigFerguson, the Scottish-born host of CBS' ''Series/TheLateLateShow'', once remarked on a St. Patrick's Day episode that "I'm not Irish, but everybody thinks I am."
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George end up sharing a limousine with a couple of Neo-Nazis. Jerry pretends to be Irish, reminiscing about things such as ''"the peat, ah, the peat"''. However, his accent comes across as Scottish to one of the Nazis, to which Jerry replies: ''"We were living around the border"''. Jerry's attempt ends with him saying, "Scotland, Ireland? What's the difference, lassie?"
* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Heroes}},'' when Elle goes into a pub in Ireland:
--> '''Elle:''' I've never been in Irish pub before! Do you have haggis?
--> '''Ricky:''' That's Scotland, love.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Sawyer refers to Desmond as 'the magic {{leprechaun}}', even though Desmond is actually Scottish.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Crowley was a Scottish human before he was an English demon (it gets worse), and the other demons call him Lucky the Leprechaun behind his back.
-->'''Bobby:''' [=MacLeod's=] ''Scottish'', Einstein.
* Even in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Scotty's accent tended to wander not just through every region of Scotland, but across the Irish Sea too. {{Lampshaded}} by several Scottish stand-up comedians over the years who always joke about wondering which part of Ireland Scotty was from. This was apparently due to ExecutiveMeddling; Creator/JamesDoohan actually could do several regional Scottish accents, but it was feared they would be incomprehensible to American audiences.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Sub Rosa", Dr. Crusher attends the funeral of her grandmother on a planet that's supposed to be settled by Space Scots, but their accents are hardly Scottish. Amusingly, one of the lead guest stars was actually Irish.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'': Chibs is referred to as a Scot and played by Scottish actor Tommy Flanagan, but apparently was raised in Belfast, with longtime IRA ties. This would be less jarring if Flanagan had even a hint of a Northern Irish accent, but he plays Chibs with his thick-as-mud Glaswegian tones on full blast.
* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' takes it up a notch by mixing in all but Wales; when they're reaping the soul of an Irishman living in America, he sees heaven as a vision of his home: an ''image'' of the Cliffs of Moher, which he refers to as the (English) "Cliffs of ''Dover''", with ''the sound of Scottish bagpipes playing "Scotland the Brave"''.
* ''Series/TheSpoilsOfBabylon'' and its sequel ''The Spoils Before Dying'' reference a BlandNameProduct of alcoholic beverage called "Bagpipes O'Toole."
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' does an {{Expy}} version of this with the wildlings, with Irishman CiaranHinds playing Mance and Scotswoman RoseLeslie playing Ygritte.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Season 5 featured rather a lot of Irish actors playing the characters from Dun Broch, a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Scotland.

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Highland_Bagpipe Scottish bagpipes]] play a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixolydian_mode Mixolydian mode]] scale, while the Irish equivalent, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes uilleann pipes]], play a full two octaves. This means that it's easier to write melodic sounding "Scottish bagpipe" music using an Irish instrument. Film/{{Braveheart}}, for example, used Irish bagpipes on the soundtrack.
* Creator/{{NPR}}'s long running show ''[[http://thistleradio.com/ The Thistle and Shamrock]]'' showcases music from Ireland and Scotland, taking its name from the two nations' symbols. To the untrained ear (i.e.: most people) there is no discernible difference between the two styles. Host Fiona Ritchie has a lovely authentic accent, as well.
* Countless [[FakeIrish "Irish"]] punk bands use Scottish tunes or pipes in their music, or intersperse a traditional Scottish song with Irish Gaelic. The Music/DropkickMurphys does this in the video for their song "Spicy [=McHaggis=]."
* The Celtic harp, an icon of Irish culture (in both Ireland and UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora, particularly America), is thought to have originated in Scotland.
* Many Irish folksongs and tunes are popular standards with Scottish groups, and vice versa. There are also crossover songs such as ''Mo Ghile Mear'', an Irish lament for Bonnie Prince Charlie, or ''The Green and the Blue'', a Scottish song about Irish emigration to Scotland. This doesn't even take into account Canadian-Maritime and Australian folk music, both of which take strong cues from Scottish and Irish immigrants. For example, ''Wild Colonial Boy'', about an Australian outlaw, is better known in Ireland and may have been written there (based on an Australian song about the Irish-born Jack Donahoe), while the Canadian fiddle tune ''St. Anne's Reel'' and an associated song are well-known in Ireland.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* A bit of commentary in ''Wrestling/WWESmackdown vs. [[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]] 2009'' has something to this effect - Coach refers to the oh-so-very Irish Finlay as English. When called on it by way of Michael Cole listing all of the extremely Irish things about him, Coach indicates that he knows the difference between English and ''Scottish''.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Forlorn in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting is a mountainous, rainy realm that has a language based on Gaelic, was once part of a country that also included the Western Highlands, and even has a StockNessMonster. On the other hand, some of the proper names, such as the darklord Tristem [=ApBlanc=] and the mountains Arawn and Mathonwy, sound more like the UK's ''other'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} mountainous, rainy realm]], making Forlorn one of the few examples of Scotwales.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The introduction of the [[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} Merida]] face character at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks sparked a minor controversy when many of the actresses couldn't get the accent right and sounded more Irish than Scottish.

* Inverted in ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde: The Musical'', in the song "Ireland." Paulette dreams of meeting an Irish man and living in Ireland, and confuses Scottish and Irish culture-which Elle (and the audience) find funny.
** Particularly funny with the London West End version. At one time Elle was portrayed by an Irish actress, future Music/CelticWoman Susan [=McFadden=].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' features a recruitable sniper with the very Irish name Catherine O'Hara. While it's never stated that she's from the game's alternate universe versions of Ireland or Scotland, her accent veers dramatically between the two whenever she speaks.
* The [[HornyDevils succubus]] Morrigan Aensland of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' fame was discovered as an infant by her adoptive father Belial in Scotland and her D.O.B. ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 1678 A.D.]]) coincides with the first appearance of a succubus in Scotland, but [[MeaningfulName her name]] and some of [[OrgasmicCombat her]] [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence character]] [[SexIsViolence quirks]] are taken from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morrigan a deity in Irish mythology.]] With the exception of the 90s cartoon, the dub of the ''Night Warriors''/''Vampire Hunter'' OVA, and the recent ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', her English voice actresses also tend to give Morrigan an UsefulNotes/{{American accent|s}}, [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent not a Scottish one]]. [[SplitAtBirth By a technicality]], this would make her [[CloningBlues "younger sister"]] Lilith also qualify for this trope.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}'': The bartender in Cutopia is a head of green cheese, shaped like a shamrock, wearing a tam-o-shanter and a kilt, whose accent alternates between Irish and Scottish every other line. Yes, that's right; he's half Irish, half Scottish. [[RuleOfFunny It's that kind of game]].
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Sheogorath typically speaks with an Irish accent when calm and a Scottish accent when excited. Further, he's voiced by an American doing an impression of Scottish comedian Creator/BillyConnolly. Weirdly fitting, as he is the MadGod, afterall...
* The Celtic civilization in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' is a case of this. Units speak Irish Gaelic and the Celtic wonder is the Rock of Cashel in Ireland, but their unique unit is the Woad Raider, a unit based on the Picts of Ancient Scotland, and their civilization bonuses in siege, fast infantry and [[MightyLumberjack wood]] [[BoringButPractical gathering]] are inspired by ''Medieval'' Scotland. Finally, the playable Celtic campaign deals with William Wallace's rebellion.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[='s=] first issue of "Ring of Fired!" reveals the Scottish Demoman's full name is Tavish Finnegan [=DeGroot=]. While Tavish is definitely Scottish, Finnegan is decidedly Irish. Then again, his family name is ''Dutch''.
* The Celts in the ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' games are (as the name implies) an amalgamation of various celtic cultures, but in the fifth game they embrace this trope further by shedding the Gauls from the equation and focusing on the British Isles ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Brittany]]), being led by a Welsh-speaking Boudica with Edinburgh as their capital and Dublin as their second city.
* ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' had an interesting relationship with this. The original voice actress for the Irish Clover was Scottish, but was changed to an actual Irishwoman. Another character, Bonnie, was then created, who is Scottish and uses Clover's original voice actress.
* ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has Cait, a supposedly Irish woman voiced by a Scottish Voice Actress.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'' episode 7, Hal and a Chomp Bro. fight in an event called "Shell Wrestling". Hal states that if he can beat a gorilla wearing a tie (Donkey Kong), then he can take down a German Turtle. The Chomp Bro. then reveals he's Austrian and punchs Hal off the stage. This example could be called Germaustria in this case.
* In the [[WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob Weebl's Stuff]] video ''[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/songs/Scotch+Egg/ Scotch Egg]]'', when a map of Scotland is displayed, underneath the text saying "SCOTLAND", there is a caption in small text reading "This is where the Irish come from. Tell your friends."

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Invoked with ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' who is stated to be Irish despite the "Mc" prefix being more typically associated with Scots, though the author did point out that it's used with some Irish names too.
* Happens in ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' with Kate getting the two [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/lutfisk-makes-strong/ mixed up on purpose]] to troll the very Irish Rowan.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus and slowbeef]] have no idea whether the person doing a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCRCJRCH8VE here]] is Scottish or Irish, so they split the difference.
-->'''Diabetus:''' Y'know he's probably from New Jersey.
%%* This video directly references the trope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50-jcQjZJ7c

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Duff Killigan, who is Scottish in every way - save for his very Irish surname.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' went ahead and made a character who was half-Scottish, half-Irish, presumably in an attempt to avert this trope, or perhaps a parody. His accent shifts depending on which stereotype he's embracing at the moment.
* One for the England vs. Wales aspect: The early-90s Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon ''Young Robin Hood'' featured an episode where Prince John had hatched yet another plan to steal the throne of England from his brother Richard. Said plot heavily involved the Duke of Wales. There has never been, in all of history, a Duke of Wales... because ''Wales is not and never has been a duchy''. [[note]]In fact, during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, Wales was still ruled by its own native princes; it wouldn't be properly absorbed into the English crown's holdings until the reign of Edward I. Presumably the whole "Duke of Wales" thing was invented for the show so they wouldn't need to explain all of that, but the presentation just seems more like CriticalResearchFailure.[[/note]]
* Miner Smurf of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' is mentioned as having either an Irish or a Scottish accent, which isn't helped by the fact that [[Creator/AlanYoung his voice actor]] would also do [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' presents us with the Lurmen, a race of [=ScotIrish=] sentient lemurs whose ActualPacifist sentiments are rather a ShoutOut to the Irish peace process.
* ''The Adventures Of Portland Bill'' neatly dodged this one by [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield never quite getting around to specifying which side of the Irish Sea it was set on.]] And as noted in RealLife below, there's been enough intermarrying and cross-colonisation over the centuries that the differences in accent are quite subtle.
* Numbuh 86 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' is meant to be Irish, but her accent sounds more Scottish.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'': Coach [[TheDanza John]] [=McGuirk=] is Irish, but he's a Scottish highland dancer instead of an Irish dancer because he's "not gay".
* As shown in "Jaw$!", Scrooge [=McDuck=] from ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' [[BerserkButton absolutely]] ''[[BerserkButton hates]]'' [[BerserkButton this trope]], as shown when he goes into a rage both times he's asked "What part of Ireland are you from?"
-->'''Scrooge:''' ''[at the end of what's implied to be a minutes long rant]'' -with a rich Celtic tradition connected to, but entirely distinct from the rest of the United Kingdom!

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This definitely can count as a JustifiedTrope in some cases. The Scots and Irish are both of Celtic ancestry, with quite a bit of cultural exchange between Scotland and Ireland, especially recently. At the beginning of the 20th century, Irish Republicans adopted the kilt as a sign of Celtic solidarity and identity in their struggle for independence from the UK. [[NotSoDifferent And Northern Irish Unionists occasionally display the St. Andrew's Cross]] to celebrate their Scottish heritage, as lowland Scots were included in the settlers sent over to Ireland during the Plantation Of Ulster.
* [[http://www.overheardintheoffice.com/archives/008758.html This]] Overheard in the Office quote:
--> '''Receptionist:''' How was Ireland?\\
'''Office manager:''' Actually, I was in Scotland.\\
'''Receptionist:''' That's not the same place?
* In a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhDp8wYH-A&feature=player_embedded#at=188 2010 interview for Irish television]], Music/KatyPerry seemed under the impression the Loch Ness Monster lives in Ireland. Perhaps they confused a ''[[HellishHorse each]]'' ''[[TheFairFolk uisge]]'' with a ''[[{{OurDragonsAreDifferent}} peist]]''.
* In July 2011 controversial activist James O'Keefe released a heavily edited video of himself pretending to be an IRA member applying for Medicaid for his Irish friends, while wearing a Scottish tartan and sporran.
* Separatist nationalists in both (Northern) Ireland and Scotland share an antipathy to England and the UK government.
* The Scots and Irish are not only both Celtic, but they are also both Gaelic, as is the Isle of Man. Thus, Highland Scottish and Irish culture and language are very similar, with the Gaels originating in Ireland. The other (extant) group of Celts are the Brythonics, who inhabit Wales (and bits of the North of England that used to be Welsh-Scots), Brittany and Cornwall.
* Scotland actually derives its English name from what the Romans originally called it, Scotia Minor, with Ireland then being known as Scotia Major. This Trope was relatively true right up into the Middle Ages, where the scholars spoke a common language and there was a rather blurred border between the two, with Robert the Bruce even trying to unite them into a common kingdom. However as the reformation and contact with the English took hold differently in both nations, the two cultures have long since diverged.
* The historical kingdom of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dál_Riata Dál Riata]] was a literal Scotireland.
* Both exemplified and averted in the case of [[UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion rugby union]]. Since 2001, Scotland and Ireland have shared a top-level professional league, now known as [=Pro12=][[note]]from the number of teams[[/note]], with fellow Celtic nation Wales. Averted in 2010 when two teams from Italy joined the league.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWmLjBEyFMg This interview]] on CNBC where the CEO of the IDA Martin Shanahan was interviewed. The reporter first asks him why Ireland doesn't use the Pound and confuses Ireland with Scotland, thinking that they're the same island. How Shanahan kept a straight face is anybody's guess.
* The Tilted Kilt "breastaurant" chain's website states it "has its roots deep in the rousing tradition of Scottish, Irish and English Pubs," and while its employees wear kilts and sporrans and its mock coat of arms features Scotland's national animal of the unicorn, several dishes on the menu are Irish-themed ("Irish nachos," Irish stew, and a [[PunnyName "Paddy melt"]]) and Irish beers like Smithwick's and Guinness are served rather than Scottish ones like Belhaven or Innis & Gunn.
* One press junket promoting ''{{WesternAnimation/Brave}}'' - a movie set in Scotland - featured background music from Dropkick Murphys - an Irish-American band.