Fest140: You’re invited!


Failte, failte!
Welcome home to all who have connections in
the Scotch Colony of New Brunswick!

August 23, 24, 25, 2013 are special days in the Scotch Colony.  We who have ties here connecting us to the land or to the memories of the early settlers of 1873-74 will enjoy a very unique celebration that has been several years in the planning.

Scotch Colony Fest 140 encompasses many activities that will:
• connect you to your Scottish roots
• explore your heritage in music and displays
• rekindle ties with your relatives
• immerse you the beauty of our countrysideSC140poster4

Our specially designed logo is the four-sided Celtic Love Knot binding the four areas of the Scotch Colony together whilst circling the thistle of Scotland. As our logo depicts, we will bond and learn and share our common heritage in these bonny hills in all the activities planned for your enjoyment and centred around the Burns Hall, Kincardine.

RSVP – It would be great if we knew how many are coming so we can better plan our activities.

Bring any and all, if possible, folding chair, sun/rain gear and fly dope as well as Family Tree diagram, a new or old  home-made quilt with a story card attached for display.

Make your Quilt Story Card 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.

Here is the Scotch Colony Fest140 Programme

Click here to download a print version of the Fest140 Program (ScotchColonyFest140Program071413-1.pdf -updated 14 Jul, 2013-1)


Fest140 Accommodations


Search www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca for accommodations.


Perth-Andover Motor Inn
560 Route 190
(506) 273-2224

Fort Road Motel
117 Fort Rd
(506) 273-3755

R. E. Baird Memorial Campground
Route 105
(506) 273-3080

The Castle Inn
21 Brentwood Drive,
New Brunswick E7H 1P1, Canada
(506) 273-9495

Kringle’s Bed & Breakfast
21 Marshall Street
New Brunswick E7H 3A8, Canada

Baird House Bed and Breakfast
19906 Route 2
New Brunswick E7H 3S8 , Canada

Continue reading

DunRoamin’ fundraiser at Fest140


Leland after surgery

logo_cloudDunRoamin’ Stray & Rescue will be selling snacks/drinks at the Fest140 concert/dance on Saturday, 24 August. They recently rescued a dog (within the past week or 2) from the Scotch Colony. They named him Leland, and he had to be sent to Moncton for surgery, which was very expensive. The money they raise selling lunches at our event, will help cover the cost of Leland’s surgery. Leland is back in Florenceville now, and they are looking for a “foster family” for him. His owner (if he had one) has not been found. Their website is www.dunroaminstrayandrescue.com.

If you’d like to foster or adopt Leland, or contribute to DunRoamin, contact:
(506) 328-3380

DunRoamin’ Stray And Rescue
P.O. Box 574
Florenceville-Bristol, NB
E7L 1Y8

Don’t Miss Our Final Bake Sale!

Perth-Andover Farmer's Market, August 2012

Perth-Andover Farmer’s Market, August 2012

We’re having our second and final “Bake Sale Fundraiser” at the Perth-Andover Farmer’s Market at the Legion Hall on Saturday July 13, from 9am – 1pm. We’d love to see you there! It’s a great way to spend a weekend morning and support the local farmers, crafters, and creative vendors who work hard to bring their best to market. Live music and a twirl around the dance floor add to the festive atmosphere. There’s lots of good things to eat, including a cooked to order breakfast put on by the Legion volunteers. Be sure to browse the Scotch Colony table for some fresh baked goodies and check out the selection of items offered to help support the Scotch Colony Fest140, August 23-25, 2013!! Times are for the Atlantic Time Zone (one hour earlier than Eastern time). We have a marker on our map for the Legion Hall.

Dutch Pickles

Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony Fest140, August 23-25, 2013.

Carolyn & Mavis Smith & Shirley Miller at the Perth-Andover Market

Carolyn & Mavis Smith & Shirley Miller at the Perth-Andover Market

Dutch Pickles
Recipe by Mavis (Barclay) Smith
12 large cucumbers
6 onions
1/3 c coarse salt
Water to cover
5 c vinegar
6 1/2 c white sugar
6 Tbsp flour
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
Vinegar to make a paste
Peel cucumbers and remove the seeds. Cut in small pieces.
Peel onions and cut in small pieces. Place vegs in large enamel or stainless pot and add coarse salt and enough water to cover. Sit overnight. Drain well in the morning. Continue reading

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!




Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony Fest140, August 23-25, 2013.

Kathleen Ellis Morton and her daughter

Kathleen Ellis Morton and her daughter

Recipe by Kathleen (Ellis) Morton
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp soda
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
Sift together 3 times.
Approx.1 c sweet cream, enough to make soft dough, like biscuits. (You may use sour cream and omit cream of tartar).
Sift dry ingredients together 3 times.
Add the cream. Gently mix until soft, slightly sticky dough forms .
Pat out on floured board like biscuits. Cut in squares. Bake in oven at 375 degrees
Personal Notes: Kathleen’s story can be read along with her recipe for Lye Soap in The Preserve Pantry.

Scotch Cakes

Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony projects.

Joe Farquhar and his grandchildren

Joe Farquhar and his grandchildren

Scotch Cakes
Recipe by Joseph “Joe” Farquhar
1 c butter (preferably unsalted)
½ c white sugar
2 c flour (sifted)
Work above ingredients with your hands until well mixed. (Editor’s note: You may beat the softened butter and sugar until fluffy before adding flour.)
Pat out on floured board 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick as desired. Do not roll. Cut out with knife or cookie cutter any shape desired.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cook at 375 degrees until done.
They will look very light in colour and slightly golden around the edges.

Orange Rind Biscuits

Sampling from “Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths” History/Cookbook, now available for $20, proceeds to support Scotch Colony Fest140, August 23-25, 2013.


Early 1960’s. Back L to R: Mary Smith, Bonnie Morton, Millie Girvan, Ethel Hargrove, Darlene Morton, Myrtle Matheson, Freda Clark, Amber Morton. Front L to R: Ena Clark, Katherine Warman, Mary(Jack) Clark, Jean Drum, Mrs. A.D. McCain, Ruth (John) Phillips.

Orange Rind Biscuits
Recipe by Jean Drum, submitted by Arthur Phillips
4 c flour
1/2 c vegetable oil or shortening
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp soda
2 c milk
1 tsp salt
Grated rind of one orange
Mix all together quickly. Pat out into a circle 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Cut out biscuits. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 425 degrees or until golden.
Personal Notes: Aunt Jean Drum was born in Bonaccord. She never married but was an auntie to everyone. She always whistled and hummed while she baked and cleaned. She told us many tales and stories. When you went into her small, humble home you could always smell and see orange peelings drying at the back of her shiny wood stove. The aroma was quite amazing. The rinds were always crumbled and added to many different things such as jellies, biscuits, cookies and cakes. Jean was a wonderful and amazing lady although she was known for being very upright and strict. She was very involved in church and community and held office in the Women’s Institute of the Colony.