The Scots: The North British Society was founded in Halifax in 1768 as "The North British Society", or "Scots Club". Today, the Society flourishes within the Commonwealth of Nations as the oldest Scottish heritage society outside Great Britain.
The founding members, in an era of great economic distress, resolved to be a Society "for the benefit of ourselves and assistance of each other, who may be afflicted with disease or any other casualty or misfortune." Since 1768, the Society has continued to support the Scottish community in Nova Scotia.
Past Society public activities include the placement of the Robert Burns statue (1919), the Sir Walter Scott bust (1932), and the Sir William Alexander (founder of Nova Scotia) cairn (1957) in Victoria Park, Halifax.