· three of the nine founders of the Bank of Montreal were from Scotland. The Bank's coat of arms has it roots dating back to 1833. As a result the Scottish thistle and Saint-Andrew cross play a prominent role in the coat of arms of the bank. The three Scottish founders names were John Richardson, George Garden and Robert Armour.
· After Queen Victoria and Christopher Columbus, Robert Burns has more statues
dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure.