In the meantime, for other useful forums with Scottish content, visit my earlier post at Talking Scot forum offline.
UPDATE: The same poster (Andy) has also made a note on Dick Eastman's Genealogy blog at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/03/talkingscotcom.html to the same effect.
The latest I am hearing is that it may be back up and running in a few days in a temporary format, though there are many issues to resolve, not least of which is the domain name which may or not be retrievable, and how much of the data has been backed up.
In the meantime, an archived version of Talking Scot, last saved in August 2007, is available at the Internet Archive, at http://web.archive.org/web/20070824205022/http://www.talkingscot.com/ . Whilst it won't have forum posings saved on it, there will still be a considerable amount of other information of use there. But TS in its current format now appears to be gone, so expect it to come back with a new host and look, if indeed it does come back.
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: the following post from an administrator of TS was placed a few minutes ago on a completely unrelated thread on this blog, so I've moved it here instead where it may be better appreciated!
"The company who owned the server shut it down giving no prior warning to those whose sites were stored there, it seems. TS is not the only web site affected - there are several others leaving posts to the same effect on the web - it came as a surprise to everyone, not just TS. Efforts are currently being made to connect TalkingScot with the new server."
According to a Rootschat post by Andrew Paterson of the TSAG, a full back up of the site was made a week ago, so it is hoped that the information can be retrieved.
UPDATE (Fri 10th): The www.talkingscot.co.uk site is 'under construction'.
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