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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 19-21, 2022

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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Miramichi Scottish Heritage

Why not celebrate by wearing some tartan this week? ... See MoreSee Less

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National Tartan Day is Saturday, April 6th!! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Scottish Easter traditions beginning with food
Information taken from nts dot org dot uk

Just like other major holidays, Easter has its own food traditions that Scottish families have been sticking to for years. Roast lamb is the meal most associated with Easter Sunday – the tradition of eating lamb on Easter has its roots in early Passover observances.

And a Scottish holiday wouldn’t be complete without some baked goodies. Simnel cake is packed with fruits and spices, and covered in marzipan – traditional cakes have 11 marzipan balls on top as well, to represent the 11 apostles (minus Judas). Hot cross buns are sweet rolls studded with raisins or currants, marked with a cross on top, and enjoyed by the boxload every Easter. The story goes that they were invented by a monk who was inspired to celebrate Good Friday by putting crucifixes on his rolls. However these delicious treats came to be, we’re very grateful for them!

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons;
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!
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