145th Poster Contest for Youth, ages 5 -19 years

Theme: The way new settlers lived 145 years ago in New Brunswick

Age Categories:
A. 5 to 9 years.
B. 10 to 14 years.
C. 15 to 19 years.

Details:
1. Poster must be on one side of ½ regular Bristol Board.
2. Use any technique or medium.
3. Your name must appear on bottom right corner of front of poster.
4. Print your name, age, address and phone number on the back of the poster.

Prizes: In each category there will be a first prize of $20.00, a second prize of $15.00 and a third prize of $10.00. Continue reading

Dedication of Melville Church, Kincardine, NB 1878

[The year 2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the Melville Church as well as the 145th anniversary of the Scotch Colony. This newspaper article presented an account detailing the dedication of the Melville Church held on January 1, 1878 at Kincardine, New Brunswick.]

Aberdeen Press and Journal
January 29, 1878, Tuesday; page 2

The New Kincardineshire Church.

The settlers in New Kincardineshire, New Brunswick opened their new church on New Year’s Day, as was sometime ago proposed. The day was fine, and a vast crowd of neighbours from considerable distances on both banks of the river St. John attended the service which was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Maclise, D. D. of St. John, who was assisted by the Rev. C. N. Sinnet of Fort Fairfield, State of Maine, and we may add that the latter gentleman was accompanied by a considerable number of visitors from that State. The service commenced at 11 a. m., and by that hour part of all the families in the new settlement, and the families long settled on the north bank of the great river, were present, and many friends who had driven on sleighs from distant localities. Dr. Maclise opened the proceedings by praise, selecting the Old Hundredth Psalm. He then read II Chronicles, 6th chapter, then Rev. Mr. Melville, minister of the colony, engaged in prayer; and Dr. Maclise Continue reading

145th Anniversary Notes

Hi All,
The 145th anniversary of the Scotch Colony celebration will be held the weekend of Aug. 17, 18 & 19.
The registration, concert and dance at the Burns Hall will be on Fri. night.
There will be stuff going on through the morning and afternoon on Sat. (We will have the schedule posted soon on the Scotch Colony Facebook page and ScotchColony.ca).
Sat. supper time and evening will be unscheduled time for families/friends to have their own get-togethers.
The church service in Kincardine will be at 11:00 on Sun, with lunch afterward at the Burns Hall.
Please pass this along to family members and anyone on your contact list who might be interested.
We are looking for a few volunteers to be at the school, church or hall (& possibly the manse) for a short time. If you can help out, that would be great!
Thanks!
Darlene

145th Anniversary Committee Meeting. L-R: Garth Farquhar, Jean Duncan, Carolyn Smith, Darlene Morton, Cari Grierson, Dean Mitchell, and Bill Duncan. We met 4 Apr. at Cari and Roy’s

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths 145th Anniversary Edition: call for new stories and recipes

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths: History/Cookbook (first edition cover)

We are looking for new stories and recipes for our upcoming edition. We also want any updates to the previous edition. We hope to have the new edition available for The Gathering of the Scots at the beginning of June.


Plan to attend the
145th Anniversary of the Scotch Colony Celebration on 17, 18 & 19 August, 2018. Details to follow.

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths
Stories and recipes from residents and descendants of The Scotch Colony of New Brunswick 1873

Our first edition contained 221 recipes and stories, 218 pages, and 38 historic and contemporary photos! A wonderful keepsake and sure to be cherished by generations to come! Thank you to our many kind contributors for sharing their stories and recipes!

$20.00 each (Canadian Funds)
$5.00 each shipping within Canada

Contact: Carolyn Smith
470 Route 190 Apt.#1
Carlingford, NB E7H 4H9
506-273-6578
Email us: info@ScotchColony.ca

Order early and order many!

 

Scotch Colony 145th Celebration August 17, 18, & 19, 2018

Everyone is invited to our Scotch Colony 145th Celebration  August 17, 18, & 19, 2018. Scottish food, fun and friends in Kincardine, Lower Kintore, Upper Kintore and Bon Accord, New Brunswick. See ScotchColony.CA for details or our Scotch Colony Facebook Page.
Updating: find the full schedule here!

Letter by Rev. Peter Melville, New Kincardine Colony, New Brunswick, Sept. 11, 1877 Published in the Rothesay Chronicle and Buteshire and West Coast Advertiser, Oct. 13, 1877

NEW KINCARDINE COLONY.
The following letter written by our former townsman and Parish Church missionary, the Rev. Peter Melville, M. A., B. D., to The New Brunswick Reporter, will be read with interest by his many friends in Rothesay:—

Mr. Editor:—You and your readers will be pleased to hear that this Scottish Colony is making good progress. The crops are very good, (excepting hay,) and are likely to be gathered in safety, without frost or snow. Continue reading

Letter by David Burns written June 23, 1873, published in The Stonehaven Journal July 31, 1873

NEW KINCARDINESHIRE COLONY.
The following letter has been addressed by Mr. David Burns, one of the New Stonehaven colonists, for publication amongst friends in Scotland:—
To Members and Friends of New Kincardineshire Colony, resident in Scotland.
DEAR FRIENDS,—Before I left our heather land I promised to write at times and give you some account of our procedure here, and before commencing I beg to state that I shall confine myself to what I know to be the truth—as some reports got out concerning us that had better never been heard of—many reports, Continue reading

Nine months of Kincardine by a Settler, Edward Bruce of Bannockburn

NINE MONTHS OF NEW KINCARDINE. (By a Settler.) I may say, by way of preface, that I am quite satisfied with the territory myself, its prospects being very good for those able and willing to undertake the clearance of forest land, and possessed of a little capital. In this connection, I may state that many who arrived here almost penniless have done remarkably well, their earnings from work on colony roads and other sources having been considerable.
The land on the Kintore section is not quite so level as one would wish, but Continue reading

Letter Excerpt by David Taylor, April 14, 1873, Stonehaven Journal

Letter by David Taylor dated April 14, 1873, written at Fredericton, New Brunswick; published in Stonehaven Journal, Thursday 08 May 1873

NEW KINCARDINESHIRE COLONY.— On Thurs-last, a letter was received from the Secretary of the new colony, who has gone out to make arrangements for the colonists previous to their arrival, from which we give the following extract. From it, friends of the colonists left behind will be glad to see that they are likely to meet with a very warm reception:—
Fredericton, 14th April, 1873.
Having arrived at St. John this day week, we there spent two days—leaving on Wednesday for this place—the political capital of New Brunswick. It is a city of about 6500 inhabitants, and one of the prettiest places I ever saw. Continue reading