Perth plaque

Around 1,000 places in Canada have names that are derived from Scottish sources. These include names adapted from Scottish surnames, hills or glens and others that have Gaelic roots. In some cases, new communities in Canada were named directly for communities in Scotland – New Glasgow, Airdrie, Banff and Calgary are all examples of this. The ‘This is who we are’ project has involved working with present day communities across Canada to explore these historical place-name links using the medium of digital photography.  As the project evolved, connections were also made in other ways – for example between Edinburgh and Vancouver, which are actually twinned cities, and with individuals who have Scottish surnames, in particular some First Nations people.

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Calgary Graveyard
Arisaig, Nova Scotia
Culloden, Nova Scotia
Calgary, Alberta
Airdrie, Alberta
Rothesay Bay, Isle of Bute, Scotland from a microlite (Photo: Michael Gill)
Craigallachie, British Columbia
Coldstream, British Columbia
Fintry-Trophy room
Edinburgh, Scotland
Rothesay, New Brunswick in Winter
Road Sign, Nova Scotia
Buffalo in Irvine, Alberta
Irvine town
Lanark store
Lanark street
New edinburgh river
Perth plaque
Perth town hall
Perth, Ont
The Edinburgh Tattoo, Scotland.
Strathmore, Alberta
Bridge, Banff, Alberta
boathouse, New Edinburgh, Ontario
Iona, Cape Breton
Maple Fest, Perth, Ontario
new edinburgh
new edinburgh pub
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Piper statue, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Inverness, Nova Scotia
Edinburgh and the Mound at Christmas (Photo: Lesley Gracie)


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