The James McCowan Memorial
Social History Society
Dedicated To Placing the
Within the Wider Context
of the Community
Keeping Canada's Scottish heritage
both vibrant and valued through
publications, historic walks,
talks and other projects.
And in Partnership with
The Scarboro Heights Record
The ordinary Scots in the eighteenth century typically shared their primitive rural dwelling with their livestock. A crude log cabin
protected the early Scottish settler from the wild animals of the Canadian forest. The
Maple tree, made famous in Canada by Alexander Muir from Scotland, camouflages the
distinction between Scotland and Canada -- the cultural and economic ties between the old
country and the new remained profoundly strong for several generations and should, today,
be energetically renewed through appreciation of a common heritage.
Now Available from The McCowan Society... "The Lowland Clearances": The Book, by Peter Aitchison
and Andrew Cassell -- more of the data that was gathered for the acclaimed three-part BBC
Radio Scotland Series. Including interviews with descendants of Scarborough's Scottish
families (Tuckwell Press) $29.00. Order a copy... This
publication is a followup to the BBC-Radio Scotland series. The McCowan Society was
pleased to help with this exciting investigation into a little-known but dramatic
socio-economic disruption in Scotland.
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