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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.

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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.

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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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Join the Scottish Heritage Association and the Staff of Wilson’s Point as we cut the ribbon to officially re- open our newly restored historic trails.
Cake and refreshments will be served, William Davidson will be on site for tours and we’ll have a piper playing as well….Hope to see you there!
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Join the Scottish Heritage Association and the Staff of Wilson’s Point as we cut the ribbon to officially re- open our newly restored historic trails.
Cake and refreshments will be served, William Davidson will be on site for tours and we’ll have a piper playing as well….Hope to see you there!

Miramichi Scottish Festival Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19:
Miramichi Scottish Festival Tartan Candlelight Banquet • 6:30 PM at the Miramichi Golf and Country Club, Bushville.
Beginning at 6:30 PM, meet and greet your fellow clan members until 7:00 PM when the candlelight banquet gets underway with the piping in and ode to the Haggis. Introductions of Clan Tartans, speeches, and grace will take place prior to the meal being served. Once the meal has finished, the William Davidson Medal Presentation will take place along with the Ernest Hutchison Scholarship presentation and the Passing of the Mull. Enjoy the rest of the evening with entertainment by Macaulay Ross and Rowan Matthews (two Fochabers Fiddlers straight from Scotland). These fine musicians have played as part of an amazing group in past festivals, and we are pleased they are returning to entertain us with their version of many well-loved songs.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20:
Old Fashioned Family Picnic: 1 - 4 PM • FREE ADMISSION
Wilson’s Point Historic Site, Derby Junction
Wilson’s Point Historic Site is proud to be hosting the Miramichi Scottish Festival Old Fashioned Family Picnic once again this year. Come out to where it all began and enjoy! This successful family event was added in 2019 and this year is going to be bigger and better than ever. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and spend the afternoon on the grounds where in every corner there will be something for the whole family to enjoy. William Davidson, the Founding Father himself will be giving tours of his beloved settlement. The Healing Farm Petting Zoo and McKenna Entertainment Face Painting will be tucked away behind the St. James Church Replica Interpretive Center for the young and young at heart to enjoy. Inside there will be a gorgeous quilt display from a local quilt guild and a guide to answer any questions about the history surrounding the site. Plein Air Artists from the Miramichi Art Corps and beyond will be scattered throughout the grounds capturing the essence of this hidden little gem on a variety of mediums that will be on display and, for sale after 1:30 PM in the Interpretive Center. Frantically Atlantic’s Don Rigley and Michelle Daigle are back to entertain everyone with historical instruments and toe tapping music. The Big Cheese Food truck will be on site as well with the option of Haggis Burgers on their menu. Miramichi Accessible Transit will be shuttling picnic goers down to the picnic grounds from designated parking areas.
(Volunteers will be there to assist you.) The Food Truck and Art Sale will be cash only but all other vendors are free. Come join us for this fantastic family event!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21:
Memorial Church Service • 11 AM
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Wellington Street
Kirk’n of the Tartans- Moncton Pipe and Drum will be playing at the Service.
12 NOON : Laying of the Memorial Wreath at the
Scottish Monument in Elm Park

MacDonald Farm Heritage Site • 2 - 4 PM • FREE ADMISSION
600 NB-11 Lower Newcastle, NB
Spend the afternoon on the grounds of the scenic, historical MacDonald Farm. Catch a ride on the horse and wagon, check out the animals and take a tour of the big, beautiful stone farmhouse where costumed guides will answer any questions you may have. Sit under the big tent alongside the beautiful Miramichi River and be entertained by the Miramichi Fiddlers, Landry Highland Dancers, The Junior Lumber Jills, Macaulay Ross and Rowan Matthews of the Fochaber Fiddlers, and the Moncton Pipes and Drums. There will even be a chance to speak with legendary historical characters. Once again, our popular Scottish Tea will be served under its own tent with tickets being sold in advance. (Watch for details as there will be no tickets available the day of The Scottish Tea).
The MacDonald Farm staff will have a BBQ set up and there will even be an opportunity to purchase Haggis Sausage. (Cash only.). Bring your own lawn chair as seating under the big tent is limited. It’s always a beautiful day at the Farm so don’t miss out!
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