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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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Tartan Day is April 6th! You can celebrate it at this event on Sunday, April 14th!! ... See MoreSee Less

Tartan Day is April 6th! You can celebrate it at this event on Sunday, April 14th!!

Just a heads up for those who utuilize the Point’s trails this time of year, the above normal temperatures have made the road a wee tricky, drive slow going in and out … stay safe 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

We are building a dream team of young adventurous minds. Love history? Enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Are you enthusiastic about telling others about everything the greater Miramichi has to offer? Are you at home in nature? Dabble in creating content? Love organizing events? Do you meet the requirements for student summer grants?

Apply now to become part of the Wilson’s Point crew! Send your cover letter telling us why you’re a star player and your resume listing your experience and strengths.

We’ll be conducting interviews beginning in April for tour guides and site technicians. Bilingualism is an asset, critical thinking and costumer service skills are a must. We offer competitive wages and 40hrs/wk for a minimum of 12 wks. Must be willing to work weekends and overtime when mecessary.

Number of positions available will be determinent on student funding received.

Send your information to wilsonspointhistoricsite@gmail.com.
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