A Few More Things. . .

At Melville Church in Kincardine, a new tree to commemorate Scotch Fest140 was planted this past week. The cemetery caretakers will be finishing up mowing, including on the big hill. Ushers will be ready to pass out bulletins at the church service on Sunday. Continue reading

1972 Newspaper Article: “Scottish Colony in N. B. Marking Centenary Next Year”

_MG_3290By Joan Dundas Parfitt

 “The Telegraph-Journal carried a news item July 14 which began with these words: “The chairman of the Scotch Colony Centennial Committee, James Barclay, said plans for the 1973 100th anniversary are now well under way.” This announcement interested me for it acted as a reminder of a poignant story I read in a Scots magazine last year, which told of the hardships endured by this colony when they left their native land in 1973. It may interest other Scotch immigrants throughout N. B. other than myself. Continue reading

Whew!!

SC140poster5Busy week behind the scenes here at the Scotch Colony! Folks have been checking off items on the “to do list” at a furious pace in anticipation of Fest140 next weekend Aug. 23-25. Posters have been printed and are on display at many of our local friendly businesses (thank you to them!) Our Scotch Colony jewelry stock has been replenished and now includes a Continue reading

1949 Programme of Events from the 75th Anniversary of Upper Kintore

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Thanks to Garth Farquhar for sharing this programme with Robert LaFrance on Facebook:

“Courtesy of Garth Farquhar, this is a copy of the actual program handed out in 1949 when Upper Kintore celebrated the 75th year of the arrival of its first colonists in 1874. The first settlers of Upper and Lower Stonehaven (Bon Accord and Kincardine) and Lower Kintore arrived the year before. This month all the Scottish descendants and others are going to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Scotch Colony itself. Look to the Facebook page of the Scotch Colony for details of the event that takes place in about three weeks. Tours of historic buildings, a barbecue, some Scottish Games demonstrations, and lots more.”

Report re: School Children and Teacher Leave Scotland in 1873

This information was received via email from Lorraine Stewart in Stonehaven, Scotland:
I was on a tour of Aberdeenshire Archives yesterday http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/education_learning/local_history/archives/loc_ArchivesHomePage.asp and they had on display the Kintore School Log Book. I was able to look it up for April 1873 and there was an entry that said 14 children (5 families) were leaving for New Brunswick – it didn’t mention any names.

 Another entry (I think on the previous page) mentioned a teacher leaving – Ledingham – I see there were Ledingham’s on the Castalia so he may have been one of them, although it didn’t say that he was going to New Brunswick.

I think the reference would be:

Kintore School Log Book 1867-1899      Ref: ED/GR6S/G40/1/1   April 1873  (??14th April – but I couldn’t be sure – didn’t have any paper at the time to write it down)

 If you wanted a copy of the page/pages I’m sure if you contacted the archives they would be able to copy that for you. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me. You would need to ask for permission if you wanted to put it on the website.

 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives
Old Aberdeen House
Dunbar Street
Aberdeen, AB24 3UJ
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 481775
Email: archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Hope this is of some interest,

Lorraine

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