The horrific story of migrants who left Scotland in 1773 for Nova Scotia

Stream The Hector: Canada's Mayflower on BBC Select

Historian Neil Oliver recounts the horrifying story of the highland migrants who left Scotland in 1773 to settle in Nova Scotia. He uncovers their terrifying journey on a filthy disease-ridden ship: the Hector. Neil uncovers how the migrants were deceived by speculators, and goes on to meet their descendants.

For some in Nova Scotia, the Hector has become little short of a Canadian ‘Mayflower’.

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