Miramichi Scottish Festival 2018
Friday, August 17
MIRAMICHI SCOTTISH FESTIVAL TARTAN BANQUET
Riverside Entertainment Centre
Beginning at 6pm -Meet and Greet your fellow clans men and women prior to a full course dinner and awards banquet at 7pm. The Lumberjills from Moncton will be entertaining from 9-11pm
Sunday, August 19
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 - 4:30 P.M.
Enjoy a great afternoon of music, heritage characters in costume as well as a barbecue with traditional food, including our famous haggis sausages. There will be the Moncton Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancers, etc. A special feature this year will be a Victorian Tea, served by Scottish Settlers in costume. We expect William Davidson, Premier and Father of Confederation, Peter Mitchell and Lord Beaverbrook to be in attendance throughout the day.
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.