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Nova Scotians' visit to Menstrie

On 11th September 2009, a delegation from Nova Scotia will visit Menstrie, the birthplace of Sir William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, the Founder of Nova Scotia.

The Community Council strongly urge Menstrie folk to come along on Friday 11th September, and help celebrate this important day for the village.

Programme of events

9.15am in The Nova Scotia Gardens, Midtown, Menstrie
Speeches of welcome by Provost Derek Stewart and Mrs Sheena Fraser, Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire.
Presentation and Planting of a Canadian maple tree by Matthew and Daniel Baker accompanied by their mother Mrs Cindy Baker in Honour of the Late Michael Baker QC, former Finance Minister and Member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly.
10.00am in the Nova Scotia Room, Menstrie Castle
The Honourable Charlie Parker and Provost Derek Stewart will unveil a plaque in memory of the late Michael Baker QC to be placed alongside the Baronet Shields of Nova Scotia.
Delegates will then proceed outside for the presentation and raising of the Nova Scotia Provincial Flag.
Delegates will walk to Menstrie Primary School and meet the Principal, Mrs Ronnie O'Grady and the schoolchildren who, it is hoped, will be partnering with a school in Nova Scotia.
11.15am outside the Dumyat Centre, Menstrie
Pipe Band and Live Theatre performance on the life of Sir William Alexander.
Conclusion of public celebrations.

The delegates and other invited guests will then have lunch in the Dumyat Centre and a programme of events of a cultural nature: kilt folding, whisky tasting and a tour of local places of interest.

Delegates return to the Dumyat Centre, Menstrie for departure by coach to the Wallace Monument, Stirling.


September 2009

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