Out West

8 04 2009

A quick update:  it has been another early start  and now we’re in the airport awaiting the flight to Vancouver.  I must admit I am sorry to be leaving Toronto – a city which has wholly embraced img_4156Scotland Week as it has for many years embraced Scotland and those who come from there.    The reception we’ve had has been enthusiastic, warm and engaging.  Canada is clearly interested in Scotland, this has been evident from the reaction to speeches I’ve delivered, the discussions I’ve had with cultural and business figures and the media interest.  So far I’ve spoken with Canada’s largest daily newspaper the Toronto Star as well as the National Post . the Ottawa Citizen, a number of specialist magazines and web sites and the Hamilton Spectator.   I’ve appeared on Business News Network and CBC radio and later today I’ll be speaking to the arts correspondent at the Globe and Mail.   I even hear there has been some reporting back home !    Now I am heading to Vancouver and then on to Victoria for the final leg of Scotland Week 2009.  I am sure the welcome and the interest there will be just as strong.

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8 04 2009
Eddie Tait

Seems like you’re having a fabulous time Michael. Hope to catch up at some point on your return. Best regards to Scots In Canada (my grandfather was Scottish Canadian, born in Toronto in 1884, before heading back over to Scotland).
Yours aye,
Eddie Tait

Founder
Scotsin.com – Scottish Network
http://www.scotsin.com

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