Miramichi Scottish Festival 2019
Friday, August 23
Miramichi Scottish Festival Tartan Candlelight Banquet
Riverside Entertainment Centre
Beginning at 6pm meet and greet your fellow clans members until 7pm when the candlelight banquet gets underway with the piping in and ode to the Haggis, Introductions of Clan Tartans, speaches 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 Ernst Hutchison Scholarship presentation and the passing of the Mull. Enjoy the rest of the evening with entertainment by Ben and Anita.
Saturday, August 24
Schedule has yet to be determined. Ideas are welcomed as are volunteers.
Sunday, August 25
Memorial Church Service
Saint Andrew's United Church, Wellington Street
Kirk'n of the Tartans- Moncton Pipe and Drum will be playing at the Service.
11:00am : Laying of the Memorial Wreath at the Scottish Monument Elm Park followed by a light lunch at St Luke's Hall.
MacDonald Farm Heritage Site
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Enjoy a great afternoon of music, heritage characters in costume as well as a Scottish Tea ( proceeds of tea will to help feed the farm animals. Horse and wagon rides, animal viewing, the farm will be open to all visitors for viewing. Entertainment will be provided by the Moncton Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancers and the Lumber Jills. Genealogy booths and product booths will be on site and we expect a visit from some very famous Miramichiers.
Bring your lawn chair. There will be tents set up for seating as well.
On June 13, 1842, the Scots of the Miramichi were approved to establish a Highland Society at Miramichi. The first President was James Gilmour, business partner of Alexander Rankin of Rankin & Gilmour Co., who came to the Miramichi in 1812. They and other local Scots were the driving force behind the move to create the Society with the goal to promote the education, culture and general welfare of the local Scottish community. The first Scottish settlers came to Miramichi 1765 - 1766 under the leadership of William Davidson of Fochabers, Scotland.