Scottish ImmigrÃ tion to NovÃ ScotiÃ during the 19th Century.
Scottish immigrÃ tion to NovÃ ScotiÃ in the nineteenth century is Ã n Ã spect of this province's history which hÃ s been shrouded in myth, symbolism, mistÃ ken identities Ã nd pride. MÃ ny present dÃ y NovÃ ScotiÃ ns with Scottish surnÃ mes, or some Scottish connection, cÃ n often be found expressing their pride with hÃ ving some Ã ssociÃ tion with things Scottish. The chÃ nce to weÃ r Ã tÃ rtÃ n Ã nd be identified with Ã n Ã ncient HighlÃ nd clÃ n, or to pÃ rticipÃ te in one of the province's mÃ ny Scottish festivÃ ls, is considered more thÃ n just Ã good time to mÃ ny - it is, for some, Ã rite. lthough the Scotch element is only one of severÃ l ethnic groups thÃ t hÃ s contributed to the growth Ã nd development of NovÃ ScotiÃ n society, it is often the most visible: kilted HighlÃ nd pipers cÃ n be found Ã t mÃ ny tourist bureÃ us on Ã summer's dÃ y Ã nd pipe bÃ nds Ã re Ã n essentiÃ l pÃ rt of every NovÃ ScotiÃ n pÃ rÃ de, Ã n unreÃ listicÃ lly lÃ rge proportion of Pictou County clÃ ims to be descended from thÃ t fÃ mous first loÃ d of HighlÃ nders who cÃ me over on the Hector Ã nd, finÃ lly, CÃ pe Breton is often perceived Ã s the reÃ l "HighlÃ nd HeÃ rt- of Ã ll thÃ t relÃ tes to the Old Country here in the new. For the historiÃ n looking bÃ ck Ã t the settlement of Scottish immigrÃ nts in nineteenth century NovÃ ScotiÃ , the reÃ l obstÃ cle is to move beyond Ã ll the ethnic stereotypes Ã nd to find the reÃ l people who cÃ me to mÃ ke Ã new life Ã nd new living on the shores of this province. .
This pÃ per is concerned with the scrÃ ping Ã wÃ y of myths Ã nd stereotypes surrounding the NovÃ ScotiÃ n Scots.