Join us in the beautiful Scotch Colony to celebrate our 150th anniversary. Be sure to set aside the weekend of August 18th-20th for a trip to the colony, with events in Kincardine, Upper Kintore and Lower Kintore, New Brunswick. Stay tuned for a full schedule of events!
This is a free and time-zone-friendly event. We show all presentations between 7 am UK time and 3 pm UK time, then we start again and show all presentations again between 3 pm and 11 pm. Schedules will be posted on www.scottishindexes.com before the event so that you can plan your day.
Shortly after 6am on Friday 25 April 1873 a special train left Kintore in the North East of Scotland with 120 people on board. More passengers joined as it passed through Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire and headed for Glasgow and the ship that was to take them to a better life. Throughout Kincardineshire farewell signs were hung out from houses close to the railway line, and labourers in the fields paused in their work to wave to the train and wish the travellers good speed as they set off for a better life in a new Kincardineshire – in New Brunswick, Canada.
This presentation explores the conditions in Kincardineshire in the early 1870s, how the plans for the group emigration evolved, their arrival in New Brunswick, and what happened to some of the families who set off on that journey. It is likely that many other such group emigrations faced similar challenges.”
Lorraine’s presentation on ”The Scotch Colony” is at 11:15 AM Atlantic Time, this Saturday 14 January 2023. Here is the schedule for the entire second session (Times are given for Eastern Time Zone) https://www.scottishindexes.com/2023prog19EST.pdf
I believe this entire Conference, including “The Scotch Colony” presentation, will be broadcast on the Scottish Indexes Facebook Group. You have to join their Group to see the Facebook broadcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scottishindexes
The Kincardine-Upper Kent congregation’s two church buildings bring back memories of worship, music and family events. Weddings, baptisms and, of course, funerals, figure prominently in all of our lives.
These buildings and cemetery are in constant need of maintenance and repair. As a result, the Kincardine Upper Kent Congregation is asking you to consider a gift to one of its funds as follows:
Upper Kent/Kincardine United Church, Building/Memorial Fund
Melville United Church Cemetery Fund
Kincardine Upper Kent United Church Local Operations Fund
Thank you so much for considering a donation. You may send your cheque to :
Church Treasurer 1050 Route 109 Curry Siding, NB E7H 4G6
Sincerely, Congregation of Kincardine Upper Kent United Churches
The annual memorial service at Melville United Church in Kincardine will be Sun., Aug. 21st at 11:00, AT. All welcome! Please share this to friends and relatives of The Scotch Colony. –from L Darlene Morton
Scotch Colony’s 149th Anniversary!
In honour of Scottish poet Robert Burns, the Kincardine Burns Club and the Scotch Colony present a variety show/fundraiser featuring all-new performances from across the Colony, New Brunswick, Canada, USA, and Scotland.
This video is free to view. Support Scotch Colony History and Culture: please consider a donation through our website: www.ScotchColony.ca. (PayPal) or e-Transfer: donations@BurnsHall.ScotchColony.ca or Mail your cheque to: Burns Club Donations c/o Blair Morton 1 Phillips Road Kincardine, NB E7H3L9
Donations go towards the upkeep of the Burns Hall in the Scotch Colony, New Brunswick, Canada
This event will be available for viewing after the live premiere.
Please share and forward to the cousins!
Thank you! We hope to see you all in the Burns Hall next year.