Some of the earliest records of Bible Society activity in Canada can be found in Nova Scotia. From Pictou by 1807, the Bible Society movement spread. The Bible Society has been distributing Bibles in the province of Nova Scotia for over 195 years. In 1808, a consignment of 500 Bibles and 1,000 New Testaments in Gaelic was sent to a Bible Society at Pictou, for the use of the highlanders who had settled in the eastern part of Nova Scotia. Since that time, the Bible Society in Nova Scotia has pioneered various national programs that the Canadian Bible Society has been embracing for many years.