The History of Leith

March 10, 2006

A Scot who took a stand for the US at Darien

THE DARIEN trade debacle, an aborted Central American colony that nearly bankrupted Scotland in the late 17th century, can still stir ripples of shame in Scots’ breasts hundreds of years on. But the town of the same name in the American state of Georgia, a testament to the triumph of the Scottish spirit, should instil a sense of pride rather than embarrassment at the enterprise of our countrymen abroad.for more click here

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