Column: Enjoying Everything Scottish

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

TitleColumn: Enjoying Everything Scottish

Snippet: Ceud Mìle Fàilte (A hundred thousand welcomes)

Do you have Scottish blood in your veins? Or do you simply love Scottish things such as kilts, haggis and music? Well, you’re in luck. This year, Nova Scotia (aka New Scotland) will host the International Gathering of the Clans (IGC:

The organisation hopes, “Scots from all over the world will turn their eyes toward New Scotland for 2015”, and in turn attract visitors to enjoy the Maritimes in its cultural and historical glory.

The IGC is promoting the province’s coastal villages, sandy beaches, historical settlements (not only Scots, but Irish, Germans, English, Ulster Scots, Acadian French, Aboriginal people and others), music, living museums (Highland Village, Sherbrooke Village, Ross Farm) as well as historical forts (Fort Anne, Port Royal, Halifax Citadel, Fortress of Louisbourg).

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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