The History of Leith

April 18, 2007

America and Scotland: peoples linked from the start


IT’S TIME for Scotland to swagger like its American cousins. Many of us look up to the United States as the icon of democracy and everything cool and creative. But were it not for Scotland and the hundreds of thousands of its people who planted their feet on its soil, America would have been a much different place – a country craving character.

Scotland was more than a pinch of salt when America was being kneaded into a nation – many of the main ingredients were derived from the Saltire State. Young and old, man and woman, Scots came to the New World in search of greater freedom and opportunity. They brought with them not only hope and desire, but brains and leadership. for more click here

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