Here is a synopsis
of our choice of Canada, from Edinburgh.
We came in 1969, one year after being married in Edinburgh.
Main reason was to
try to better our lifestyle, and escape British Taxes.....!!
My in-laws came
with us and we came to B.C. We all got jobs within a week.
I got back into the
Travel Industry with Richmond Travel, then briefly with Travel
Headquarters, then Roblin Travel in Chilliwack, for 17 years,
finally was Manager of Sears Travel, for 13 years, also in
Now retired and
live in Agassiz, B.C. with my wife who also retired after many years
with Chilliwack School District as a teachers assistant for special
We both play in the
local Pipe Band, The Harrison Highlanders, and our Son played pipes
with S.F.U. Pipe Band in 1995 and 6 when they won the World
We consider we made
the right decision in coming to Canada, when it was called “the
Brain Drain” in the U.K. There were massive line-ups all over the
U.K. to go “somewhere”......!!
I was “homesick”
for a few years, but it gradually wore off, and now we would not
consider moving back.