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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 […]

    Following the Blue Road on the Steps of Kenneth White : Episode 10

    Havre-Saint-Pierre – Road Sign on Route 138 © 2010 Scotiana

    I was making for Havre-Saint-Pierre.

    When I told that to the bus-driver, he said:

    ‘It’s the end of the road. Can’t go any farther than that. It’s the end of the road.’

    […]

    Following the Blue Road on the Steps of Kenneth White in Quebec : Episode 9

    Kenneth White The Blue Road 1990 Mainstream Publishing

    During his journey to Quebec, about thirty years ago, which he relates so unforgettably in The Blue Road, Kenneth White stops at Sept-Îles, a turning point on his road to the most remote and wildest places of Labrador. He lingers some time there, […]

    Following the Blue Road on the Steps of Kenneth White in Quebec : Episode 8

    Kenneth White – The Blue Road – 1990 – Mainstream Publishing

    A colder spell had set in. It had been a summery Autumn, but now suddenly there was a sharp Winter’s bite in the air.

    ‘November chill blaws lood wi’ angry sugh…’

    Funny how a line of Robert Burns should come […]

    Following the Blue Road on the Steps of Kenneth White in Quebec : Episode 7

    Kenneth White The Wanderer and the Charts Polygon Books 2004

    I’ve always delighted in the reading of old geographers and explorers.You feel in their texts the first tentative steps, see the earliest visions, register the initial astonishment at the appearance […]