Mark Howell's - "Soundings"
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Q.What was the last country invaded by Scotland?

A. Panama. It was in 1698 that a fleet of five ships set sail from Leith in Scotland for the isthmus of Panama -- then known as Darién and claimed by Spain -- in order to invade and colonise it as New Caledonia.

This scheme was dreamed up by William Paterson<...

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