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Scottish Place Names Province of Quebec

Scottish Place Names in Quebec

Hello Dear Friends,

The maple trees will soon be vibrant with colors of red and golden-yellow and all their multiple combinations as we are now entering the autumn season.

It brings back the beautiful memories of when MairiUna and Jean-Claude flew fom France in the fall of 2010 to […]

Inverness Quebec Scottish link with Settlers from Arran Islands

Hello dearest friends,

As you might know by now, I’m passionate of all things Scottish related!

Therefore, in my ongoing quest of Quebec-Scottish links, I’m very happy, as a native Quebecer, to share a glimpse on the origin of a brave, courageous and thoughtful municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Canada named Inverness ( […]

Quebec Scottish Village Riviere-La Guerre


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 […]

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 […]