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    Quebec Scottish Village Riviere-La Guerre

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    Dear friends, I am so excited to write about the story of an abandoned village, Rivière de La Guerre, located in the province of Quebec, where Scottish settlers began to come over from the Hebrides Archipelago, west of the Highlands.

    Originally, the area was called Godmanchester. Named after a man known as Francois dit […]

    ‘Carve the runes and then be content with silence’…

     

     

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    A Work for Poets

    To have carved on the days of our vanity A sun A ship A star A cornstalk

    Also a few marks From an ancient forgotten time A child may read

    That not far from the stone A well […]

    The Best of Scotland – Argyll & The Isles: Iona…

     

    Sailing on towards Iona aboard the Calendonian MacBrayne ferry © 2003 Scotiana

     

    Hi everybody,

    Our journey goes on in Argyll and the Isles, in search of the best of Scotland and today a little passenger ferry will lead us to Iona, one of the jewels of Argyll & The Isles.

    With its […]

    Glasgow Necropolis: A Monument to ‘Child Migrants’…

     

    Glasgow Necropolis © 2007 Scotiana

     

    Here fond affection

    rears its sculpted stone…

    (from John Henry Alexander’s epitaph – Glasgow Necropolis)

     

    “CEMETERIES ARE FOR THE LIVING. Sure, the dead are the permanent residents and the living merely visitors but the Necropolis and every other burying […]