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Signs proclaim PICTOU, 170km from Halifax, as the "Birthplace of New Scotland" on the basis of the arrival in 1773 of the ship Hector, loaded with settlers from the County of Ross, the advance guard of the subsequent Scots migrations. To maintain the connection, the town has its own middle-of-August Hector Festival (Web: www.decostecentre.ca ), a five-day affair featuring Scottish traditional dancing and the playing of the bagpipes. Pictou has also spent years building itself a replica of the Hector, an expensive and time-consuming project because they stuck to the original shipbuilding …
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