Taste of Canada where Atlantic links Scotlands old and new

Published: 08/12/2012

We were enjoying Canadian beer-battered haddock and chips which was every bit as enjoyable as back home in Scotland.

As my wife and I sat in the waterfront restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I couldn’t help pondering the links between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Scotlands, particularly as our waiter had just told us that his cousin lived in a village not five miles away from our own in the ‘old country’.

We had begun our 11- night Nova Scotian holiday in Halifax, the province’s capital. Our rental car would take us on a pre-planned journey covering nearly 1,500 miles and, although we were driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road, light traffic volumes made it a pleasure rather than a chore.

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