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.

To become a member or apply for a scholarship go to our Highland Society page and download the appropriate application.

Latest News

Winter at the Farm

February 22, 2019

Although MacDonald Farm is tucked up in a blanket of snow, the staff want you to know that spring is just around the corner and they are getting excited to open the doors to visitors once again. Tentative opening date is June 18, 2019 so mark your calendars to join…

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January 7, 2019

How do Miramichi Scots celebrate Burns Night? Come join us on Friday, January 25th beginning at 6pm at the Eco Center in French Fort Cove to find out. Try your hand at curling (One of the world’s oldest team sports, curling originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games…

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St Andrew’s Day Celebrations and Banquet

November 20, 2018

Highland Society of New Brunswick at Miramichi St Andrews Day Church Service Thursday November 29th, 2018 at 7pm St Andrew’s Church Newcastle St Andrews Day Banquet The Banquet will be held ‪on Friday November 30th, 2018‬ Time: ‪6pm‬ Meet and Greet ‪6:30 pm‬ Highland Dancers Piping in of Haggis Toast…

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Miramichi Scottish Festival • August 23-25, 2019

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 • Mid June to End of August

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.

Interpetive Center built in 2004 is modeled after the original 1791 church.

Wilson’s Point - At The Enclosure

Wilsons 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 Seasonal June to September, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily