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Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia.

Laing, Richard; Scott, Jonathan


Richard Laing


During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings that 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.


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:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 20, 2011
Online Publication Date Jul 28, 2011
Publication Date Oct 31, 2011
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2014
Journal International journal of heritage studies
Print ISSN 1352-7258
Electronic ISSN 1470-3610
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 5
Pages 478-496
Keywords Scotland; Canada stone architecture
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