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History & Immigration

History & Immigration

"O Caledonia! stern and wild,
Meet nurse for a poetic child!
Land of brown heath and shaggy wood,
Land of the mountain and the flood,
Land of my sires! what mortal hand
Can e'er untie the filial band,
That knits me to thy rugged strand?"

~ Sir Walter Scott [The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805)]
Map of Scotland
Map of Scotland
"Settlers in Canada" Poster
"Settlers in Canada" Poster

"From the rock-bound coast where Caithness bares its scarred and weather-beaten brow, crowned with island jewels, to the rough North Sea, down to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland, from the earliest days was harried and despoiled, through all its length and breadth by fierce invaders." Yet it is from this rugged and heroic past that the Scots have earned their place in the world, from this turmoil and strife that their country has been shaped into its modern form. Shaped by its turbulent past, Scotland has produced a proud, courageous people forged by a spirit of indomitable perseverance. And when cotters left their crofts, by choice or by necessity, and soldiers departed into the open sea, and families crowded together in steerage cabins to journey across the choppy Atlantic, the shadows of Scotland followed to wherever the destination might have been.

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