Nicole Lafrenière a music teacher and her family travelled to Scotland this summer. The trip was the prize in Radio Canada Manitoba's essay contest to mark the Bicentenary of Lord Selkirk's colony. In 1811 a small group of Scottish settlers arrived at York Factory on Hudson Bay. They were refugees from a social and agricultural upheaval in their homeland. In 1812 they reached the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and established a colony. Two hundred years later Nicole and her family went to explore the roots of these hardy settlers. This is a daily blog of their trip.