Craigel­lachie link to Canada rail­way

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - FEATURES -

SIR, – With re­gard to the re­cent cor­re­spon­dence on Craigel­lachie in Canada, may I add some fur­ther in­for­ma­tion?

The two gen­tle­men men­tioned, Ge­orge Stephen, of Dufftown and Don­ald Smith, of For­res, the found­ing fa­thers of the Cana­dian Pa­cific Rail­way, were in fact cousins and very proud mem­bers of Clan Grant.

It is widely held that they named the meet­ing place of the East and West Lines as Craigel­lachie from the Clan Grant motto “Stand Fast

– Craigel­lachie!” The al­ter­na­tive the­ory is that Craigel­lachie in Scot­land was ap­prox­i­mately halfway be­tween their birth places. Ei­ther way, this proved their love for their home coun­try.

Ross Baird, Bal­moral Place,

Aberdeen

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