Saturday, 6 September 2008

Clearances statue unveiled in Canada

A new statue depicting a family being forced to leave Scotland during the Clearances is being unveiled this weekend in Winnipeg by Scottish Environment Minister Mike Russell . The statue is the twin of a similar piece The Exiles, unveiled by Alex Salmond last summer in Helmsdale in Sutherland. To see the statue and to find out more, visit

Also unveiled this weekend is a statue on Edinburgh's Royal Mile of James Braidwood, the founder of the modern fire service, which was created in 1824. For more on that story, visit

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