There is a whole chapter about Nova Scotia and its links with Scotland in the forthcoming Scottish Miscellany but Nova Scotia has found itself in the news recently over the Queen's proposed visit to the International Tattoo.
Apparently there were health and safety issues over the 83 year-old walking up 17 stairs, when there are many more than that at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle that Her Royal Highness negotiates on a regular basis without any problems. One Canadian spokesperson said the issue wasn't over the Queen's age but the fact that she hadn't been trained to use the stairs. Now that is Health and Safety gone mad!
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