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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

Recent updates ~ from facebook

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Hopefully this warmer weather starts sticking around so we can get back to our gorgeous river views at MacDonald Farm sooner rather than later!!

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Hopefully this warmer weather starts sticking around so we can get back to our gorgeous river views at MacDonald Farm sooner rather than later!!

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We have some big things in store for you this season.

Live Music 🎶🎻will be back under the pines🌲

July 22nd- Katherine Moller
Aug 19th-Steeves Brothers Bearded Bards and Frantically Atlantic
Sept 16th- Mike Bravener
Sept 30th- Jim Lahey

Adult Workshop 🪡🧶✂️ Wednesdays:

Wool dying, carding and spinning
Watercolour painting
vintage ornaments
corn husk dolls
Beeswax crafts
Tin punch
And loads more

Our gift shop is going to have some wonderful new items for purchase and we are partnering with a local vendor to have their “beeutiful” items in stock too 🐝

Our Old Fashioned Family Picnic 🧺 will be back on August 19th bigger than ever with more music, inflatables, and snows-cones 🍧 to go along with our quilt show and sale, plein air artists, petting zoo, face painting and BBQ.

That’s not all! We have another huge family event planned for October and our graveyard walk will be back.

Stay tuned for ticket and work shop prices and times and more details on all of this and more.

It’s going to be the best season yet! 🤗
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