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Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia.

Laing, Richard Alexander; Scott, Jonathan


Richard Alexander Laing

Jonathan Scott


During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings which were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials transported from their homeland. The research concerns the extent to which buildings of those early generations of settler might still be intact, with specific reference to selected case studies from Nova Scotia. One is faced with still intact examples of Scottish architectural heritage, located thousands of miles from Scotland. This has interesting and important implications for the manner in which we value, care for and understand meaning within the built heritage.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Journal International journal of heritage studies
Print ISSN 1352-7258
Electronic ISSN 1470-3610
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 5
Pages 478-496
Institution Citation LAING, R. and SCOTT, J. 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International journal of heritage studies [online], 17(5), pages 478-496. Available from:
Keywords Scotland; Canada stone architecture


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