This website features the experiences of the Scottish Clansfolk who emigrated to the original New Scotland (Nova Scotia), founded in the early 1600s, and of their descendants who remained within its boundaries. New Scotland at first encompassed most of what we know today as Atlantic Canada and parts of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.
The graceful flag of Nova Scotia was the first flag in the overseas Commonwealth to be authorized by Royal Charter.
In Victoria Park (Halifax, Nova Scotia), a cairn succinctly states Sir William Alexander's accomplishments in founding New Scotland (Nova Scotia):
Sir William Alexander Writer Statesman, Colonizer His efforts to create a New Scotland in the New World led to the Royal Charter of Nova Scotia, 1621 Attempts at settlement 1622-3 The creating of the Order of Knight Baronets of Nova Scotia 1624-5 The Coat-of-Arms of Nova Scotia, 1626 and the occupation of Port Royal by Scottish settlers, 1629-32
In 1621, King James granted Sir William territory between New England and Newfoundland as New Scotland (Nova Scotia).
History of the Scottish Clansfolk in New Scotland (Nova Scotia)
More regarding the Flag of New Scotland (Nova Scotia)