MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

On the Mainland: Giant's Lake, Upper South River

Both Giant’s Lake and Upper South River are in southern Antigonish County, near the border of Guysborough County. Settlement of these areas was mainly Scottish and followed earlier development of areas along the coast. Most immigrants arrived from such areas of Western Scotland as Moidart and Lochaber. The heritage of the residents is evident in place names such as Glencoe, Lochaber and Caledonia Mills.