His efforts to create a New Scotland in the New World led to the Royal Charter of Nova Scotia 1621. Attempts at settlement 1622-3, the creation of the order of Knight-Baronets of Nova Scotia 1624-5. The coat of arms of Nova Scotia 1626, and the occupation of Port Royal by Scottish Settlers, 1629-32.
This Memorial contains stones from Menstrie Castle, Sir William’s ancestral home.
Erected by The North British Society of Halifax, 1957.