predominantly scottish, as well as irish, scandanavian, and a touch of native blackfoot, which is an off-shoot of the cherokee tribe. i try to stay as involved as i can with my heritage. my family belongs to the scottish clan hamilton, and we subscribe to their circular as well as partake in their proceedings at the dunedin highlander games here in florida once a year. i've learned more from written word than spoken, but that's because a good deal of my immediate ancestors are dead, and the wide spread lineage is based in scotland. however, when we do attend the games (and various other clan hamilton functions as they come about), i do my best to ask as many questions as possible of the other members.
i think each (word of mouth and print) serve their own purpose and are important in their own ways. i don't know if this is exactly the variety of response that you're interested in, but it's what i felt compelled to contribute.