Fundraising Items and Raffle to Benefit Scotch Colony Fest 140

Our new publication, The Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths, is now available. Proceeds from the sale of this keepsake history/cookbook will go towards the 140th festivities.

Debuting in May 2013, “Robbie Burns Night in the Colony,” the newest CD by Scotch Colony musicians was recorded at Burns Hall in January 2013. Be sure to get your copy soon as the previous CD sold out!

Several special jewelry items, our “Scotch Colony Pewter Collection,” are now available and will be offered throughout the summer also. More details here!

A raffle will be held this summer to raise funds to benefit the Scotch Colony Fest140 being held August 23-15, 2013. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Raffle tickets may be purchased throughout the summer from Carolyn Smith, at our concert by the Fitzgerald Family planned for July 16, 2013 at Burns Hall in Kincardine, and during Scotch Fest140 at Burns Hall on Friday evening and Saturday. The winners will be drawn on Saturday evening, August 24, 2013. Check out our events calendar for updates.

Raffle items are locally crafted and donated to support the celebration of the founding of the Scotch Colony. Cari Grierson has handstitched a lovely fiddlehead tablecloth. Garth Farquhar of Tobique Log Homes in Upper Kintore has crafted a log bench. Judy MacIntosh has woven by hand on her loom a Victoria County tartan throw. Bill Duncan offers an original framed archival pigmentprint on canvas by the artist of Upper Kintore.

Contact Carolyn Smith 506-273-6578 for more information.

Fitzgerald Family Concert Fundraiser: “Country House Party” at Burns Hall

Save the date!

Fitzgerald Family Band

Fitzgerald Family Band

The Fitzgeralds, Ontario Family fiddlers and dancers, will be in concert on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 8 PM at Burns Hall, Kincardine Road, Kincardine, New Brunswick, Canada (see our map). Featuring some local talent too: Kassidy Morin and Kimiye Gamblin! Proceeds to benefit Scotch Colony Fest 140, Aug. 23-25, 2013.

Here’s a preview!



Yard Sale Fundraiser, this Saturday

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths: History/Cookbook

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths: History/Cookbook

This Saturday, 11 May, 2013. 9-3. St. James United Church Hall. Perth-Andover (enter at the back door)

Debut of our cookbook, jewellery, and other souvenirs! First chances on our beautiful raffle items!


Pewter Lapel Pin/Tie Tack


Pewter Earrings


Call for quilts

Scotch Colony Fest140 Quilt Show, Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Bring your quilt to the registration table at Burns Hall.

Show will be at Cari Grierson’s
404 Kincardine Road
Kincardine, NB E7H 2K6

Quilt Story Card should be about recipe card size, 3 by 5 inches. It should name the person who made the quilt, the owner, the approximate date and size, the pattern, and any little memorable or special info about the quilt. FMI Contact:


Hearts and Hearths history/cookbook


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

Now available!! 221 recipes and stories, 218 pages, 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
Email us:

Order early and order many!

140th Celebration committee meets

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Scotch Colony 140th Anniversary committee members met recently. Pictured reviewing plans and artifacts, from left: Garth Farquhar, Bill Duncan, Cari Grierson, Carolyn Smith, and Darlene Morton.

Scotch Colony 140th Anniversary committee met recently for a planning session. According to committee chair, Darlene Morton, 2013 is the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Scotch Colony which is located near Perth-Andover and includes the communities of Kincardine, Bon Accord, Lower Kintore and Upper Kintore. The first of almost 600 families started arriving from the east of Scotland in 1873. Morton says, “Most 140th activities will take place August 23, 24, & 25, 2013 and are centered around Burns Hall in Kincardine.”

Secretary Carolyn Smith said, “We are counting-down to the August celebration. Festivities we’re discussing include:

  • Friday musicians’ jam session
  • Guided bus tours of colony sites
  • History displays
  • Quilt show
  • Tartan display
  • Cultural demonstrations
  • Food
  • Raffles
  • Memorial church service
  • Concert featuring Colony talent
  • Commemorative souvenirs
  • History/Cookbook”

Cari Grierson, editor of the Colony history/cookbook, requests, “There is still time to submit a short paragraph about a colony person — include a photo and a recipe. We’d also like to get a rough count of books to be printed so please let us know how many you want. Call me at 1-506-273-3670.”

Treasurer Garth Farquhar says, “Several fundraisers are in the works — a yard sale and several bake sales. We will announce them as the weather warms.”

Bill Duncan, who works with the website, says, “More events details are coming. Keep up-to-date at the new website.” and

Morton quips, “We want to get the word out–we are looking for volunteers–and if you don’t come to us we will hunt you down in the streets, in the woods, and in your own homes.”