Virtual Burns Night ’21


As of 8 February 2021, Virtual Burns Night has logged over 4500 views on Facebook and YouTube!

You have donated over $2,250, so far, to our Burns Hall upkeep.

Thank you.

If you haven’t had a chance, you can still donate through our PayPal account at:

Or by sending a cheque, payable to:
Kincardine Burns Club, LTD.

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Virtual Burns Night premiere, 22 January 2021


Our YouTube Premiere link:

Our FaceBook Page link:
(Premiere link to come)

This event is free. However, you may donate here with our secure PayPal account.

Please join us, virtually. We are presenting this online-event instead of our annual fling at Burns Hall in Kincardine. But we have live chats where we can meet, greet and applaud our neighbours on YouTube and FaceBook.
22 January 2021, Friday at 7 PM Atlantic Time.

We are gathering up our virtual performers: old and new, near and far.
So, bake up some of Joe Farquhar’s Scotch Cakes and put the kettle on.

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This event is free but we’ve added a Donate Page (hey, we’re Scottish!) to our website. Donations from this event go towards Burns Hall upkeep. Hopefully we’ll be back there for Burns Night, 2022.

This event should be available for viewing after the live premiere.

Please share and forward to the cousins!

Stay safe and warm.

Scotch Colony in the time of COVID-19


A few items of note for our Scotch Colony cousins and friends:

  • there will be no anniversary/memorial services this year (2020)
  • however, visitors are welcome to come to the cemeteries at any time
  • if you want to go into the Kincardine, Melville Church, contact Darlene Morton (273-3108), and we will arrange to open the church for you
  • if you want to go into the Upper Kintore church or school, contact Garth Farquhar at 273-9313 or Ross Farquhar at 273-3796
  • if you would like to donate to the churches and/or cemeteries, send cheques to our bookkeeper Lorna Demeria, 1050 Route 109, Currie Siding, N.B., E7H4G6

— from Darlene

Screenshot of our Scotch Colony YouTube channel
Here are our most viewed videos on YouTube

Stay safe <3

Melville Church Cemetery Workday, 2020

The trustees of Melville Church Cemetery sincerely thank the twelve folk who arrived at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 to work on the maintenance of this beautiful graveyard.  Volunteers from Kincardine and Lower Kintore cooperated to right tipped gravestones, fill in sunken graves, pull ancient stumps, trim bushes and fill and re-seed spots needing attention.  All brought tools and one person arrived with a tractor which helped in pulling stumps and carrying buckets of loam where needed.  

What a great job done so cheerfully!

A big SHOUT OUT to all these caring community members from Trustees Rick Murch, Roy Grierson and Dean Mitchell.

from Roy Grierson.

(Sorry for the late posting—Bill)

Melville United Church in Kincardine (file photo)


Because of the forecast for freezing rain, the Robbie Burns concert scheduled for Sun. afternoon, Jan. 26th in Kincardine is cancelled. We don’t want anyone to land in a ditch! Please pass the word to anyone who was planning to attend. Thanks! (From Darlene)

New CBC video on the Scotch Colony

Beautiful video of the Colony including interviews with Darlene Morton and Garth Farquhar.

Here’s a link to this video:
The video may not play outside Canada.

Here is the link to the accompanying CBC article, with beautiful photos, about the Colony and our Burns Celebration:

Also, here is a companion radio story:

Stories by Jordan Gill:

Robbie Burns concerts 2020

Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony will be held on Fri., Jan. 24 at the Burns Hall in Kincardine. The concert starts at 7:30 and there will be a dance afterward with the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. (family rate at the door). Weather date will be the next night, same time. The second concert performance will be on Sun. Jan. 26 at 2:30 with tea, shortbread cookies and oatcakes afterward. (Admission to the Sun. concert is by donation) Proceeds are for the upkeep of the Burns Hall – ploughing, mowing, heat, electricity & maintenance. Please come and join us for a great time of Scottish music and dancing! (Update: Sunday concert was canceled due to weather)

In case you missed it

Here is a great article (with photos and video) from the CBC about the Colony and our Burns Celebration:

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Christmastime in the Scotch Colony


Kinley LaFrance

Here is the list of events in December.

• Sat. Dec. 14, 6:00 pm – games night @ Burns Hall for all ages. Bring a game or two or three, a munchie to share, & wear a Christmas sweater if you have one. If you want to participate in the “Yankee swap”, bring something from home that you don’t want anymore, or have too many of already (NOTHING NEW!) and wrap it in newspaper or old wrapping paper. It can be useful or funny.

• Sun. Dec. 15, 11:00 am – regular service @ Upper Kent United Church (Rte. 105 below Muniac, on left going downriver)

• Sun. Dec. 22, 11;00 am – combined church service @ Saint James United in Andover (beside Nissens’ Market)

• Sun. Dec. 22, 6:00 pm – Christmas concert @ the Burns Hall, annual event since 1911. You may perform (both kids and adults) or be in the audience 🙂 We’ll have a carol sing at the end of the concert and then socializing time with tea and cookies (whatever people bring for a little snack) Please let me know if your kids are coming so that Carolyn can “do up” enough bags of candy. Also, please let me know if you plan to do anything in the concert so that I can semi-organize a programme. I can add other things that night.

•Tues. Dec. 24, 6:00 pm – Christmas Eve service @ Upper Kent United Church

•Sun, Dec. 29, 11:00 am – combined service @ Saint James United Church in Andover

All welcome! Please pass the word… Thanks! Darlene

Community Potluck, 3 Nov 2019, 5pm, Burns Hall

We’re having a community potluck on November 3rd at the Burns Hall, Kincardine. We’ll open the doors at 4:30, and eat at 5 PM. Tea, coffee, pickles, butter, rolls provided. Bring a salad, main dish or dessert.

An informal music jam will commence after supper. Bring your musical instrument – voice, fiddle, guitar, etc. We’ll have  a piano there.     

All welcome! You don’t have to be a resident of the Scotch Colony to attend. This is a fundraiser for Burns Hall maintenance and other local charities. We will have a free-will donation box at the door. 🙂  

A supper at Burns Hall.

Directions to Burns Hall

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