(This poem describes the departure of scottish settlers on their journey to Canada. The original Cairn An Dorin can still be seen in Scotland to this day.)
This monument was unveiled by the right reverend Hugh Wyllie, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, on June 19th, 1993. This cairn commemorates the 175th anniversary of the arrival on the Red River of Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, and his settlers. His first group of settlers arrived here in 1812 and so began the great City of Winnipeg.
Parish names listed in the Ross Area (on the Thistle Monument) are --- Alness, Avoch, Contin, Cromarty, Dingwall, Fearn/Nigg, Ferintosh, Fodderty/Strathpeffer, Fortrose/Rosemarkie, Invergordon, Killearnan, Kilmuir/Logie Easter, Kiltearn, Knockbain, Lochbroom/Ullapool, Resolis/Urquhart, Rosskeen, Tain, Tarbat and Urray/Kilchrist.
CRA-Canada Newsletter: August 1, 1994.