Monday, June 19, 2006

They built the New World;


These immigrants were forced from Scotlan's shores, and they went forth and built the New World, its manufacturing, its institutions, peopled its governments and made freedom their byword. They didn't harbour resentment or hatred, they just got on with it. Look at the list of names of mighty enterprises that now girdle the world - Macdonalds to name but one, and think where their founders were from.
This is the memorial, in Helmsdale, to the almost 1 million souls that were forced out of the North Highlands during the early nineteenth century.

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