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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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We’re growing and need a little space, so we are offering a chance to rehome a little piece of history.

Century old patina solid oak benches, if they could talk of the things they’ve seen. Once part of the river’s judicial system, and lovingly cared for at the site of which the first courthouse was planned for now can be yours.

Three are up for adoption and are approximately 8ft long x 1ft wide. They would be a conversation piece in your entryway, front porch or she shed.

Adoption fee $400.00 each
Pick up only, where is as is.
Etransfer available as is debit/credit.

Contact wilsonspointhistoricsite@gmail.com or call 506-623-8066 between 930-430 Monday to Friday.

Our site is currently closed but arrangements for viewing and purchase can be made by through the contact information provided.
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We have a tentative schedule for our Workshop Wednesdays however all the details are still in draft stage. We’ll post each event as soon as possible.

It will be imperative to preregister with payment this year and last minute cancellations will result in a non-refundable fee, more on this once we have everything in order.

Schedule may be subject to change to accommodate instructors, we’ve left wiggle room for additional workshops in case of sell outs like last season.

We don’t expect cost to increase from last year, mark your calendars and get ready for another historically fun summer. 🤗
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