Halifax ~ Sir William Alexander - Writer, Statesman, Colonizer.

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.