Selkirk Settlers

August 30, 2009

In the summer of 1803, 600 emigrants organized by Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk left Portree, Sky, Scotland for Prince Edward Island, N. S., Canada. They sailed on two ships called the Polly and the Dykes and were known in Canada as the “Selkirk Settlers”
The year 2003 saw a celebration of the links between Skye and Prince Edward Island with “An Tarsainn” -The Crossing, a traditional Music Concert. Musicians from both areas came together to commemorate the event , performing in a concert near Armadale on Skye on June 25th.

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