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About the Highland Society

The Highland Society of New Brunswick at Miramichi is a volunteer, not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our purpose is to celebrate Scottish culture and provide an opportunity for education and growth of this diverse culture.  The society became incorporated on April 11th, 1846. Read more »

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Historic St. Andrews Cemetery (Chatham)

Corner of Water St. & St. Andrew’s St.

Protestantism came to the Miramichi between 1765 and 1800 with the arrival of Scottish Immigrants. The first Presbyterian Church on the river was established at Wilson’s Point after 1792. The first Minister was the Rev. John Urquhart, who held services on alternate Sundays at Wilson’s Point and a second church at Moorfield. Rev. Urquhart drowned in 1814 while crossing the Miramichi River.

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Miramichi Scottish Festival

August 16-18, 2024

Join the Clans to celebrate the Scottish culture on the Miramichi. Enjoy music, song, dance, competitions, demonstrations, exhibitions and much, much more. Entertainment will feature many talents.


MacDonald Farm Provincial Heritage Site

Opening for the season June 28, 2022 from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 AM  to 5:00 PM.

A Must-See cultural attraction located in Bartibog in a pastoral setting overlooking the Miramichi River. A tour of the restored property, in the company of costumed guides, will take you back to the 1820s when the family of Scottish settler, Alexander MacDonald, helped to develop the area. Visit the grand manor house made of Scottish stone, savour the smells of traditional foods, view embroidery and domestic crafts, and observe gardening and the daily care of farm animals.


Wilson's Point ~ At the Enclosure

Wilson's Point is a site with great significance to the history of Miramichi. Many of the earliest English speaking settlers lived and were buried in this area and it holds the history of our Scottish ancestors.

Open Seasonally June to October daily from 9:30 to 4:30

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This is it! Today is the day! Our first Sunday Scone Social.

Drop on in to the interpretive center, make your choice from Raspberry Coulis and strawberry drizzle and fresh berry garnish , Blueberry Coulis with maple syrup and fresh berry garnish or peach compote with Carmel drizzle, and your choice of Saltwinds coffee, tea, lemonade or water. $10/person. Cash. Debit or credit. 🍓🍑🫐🍧

You can eat on site at one of our picnic tables under the pines, hang out for a bit in the little church or take home for later. 🌲

We will have William Wallace in around 2pm, and William Davidson is in for Davidson Makes a Point tours as well. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎩

Find your clan and tartan from our resource library and try out a great kilt. Pack a picnic and make a day of it. 🧺

While you’re here don’t forget to grab a selfie for #HistoricPlacesDays 🤳and enter to win.

We’re open 930-430 with enough scones to feed 100, come get them before they’re gone. See you soon! ☺️

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Lord Beaverbrook will be doing a tour of downtown Newcastle this Saturday, July 13th starting in Queen Elizabeth Park at 2pm. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased on site or on Eventbrite at the link below. Come out and learn some local history with a healthy serving of laughs on the side. 🎭📖


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