Parade with your Clan: Join the Clan March at the head of our 150th Parade

Calling all Scotch Colony Clans!

Grab your family and all the cousins and march with pride under your clan banner in the Scotch Colony 150th Parade on Saturday 19 August. Line up at 10AM on the Kincardine Road before the junction with the Manse Hill Road; Parade at 10:30.

Thanks to the Gathering of the Scots for lending us the clan banners. If your clan isn’t listed, create your own. See the list of available clan banners below.

Contact Shelley at (506) 273-4437 or email us:

See the proposed Parade Map.
The Clan March should be about a third of a mile/half a kilometer. We recommend parking near the Events Field and walking down to the Parade starting point.

Bring comfortable shoes, sun protection, sunglasses hat, bug spray, (you’ll want a chair for the afternoon). A splash of your clan tartan would be nice to show.

Please share.

Video above is from the Gathering of the Scots this past, (chilly) June with four massed pipe bands.

List of clan banners we have available:

150th Thank-You’s

We’ll be updating this list as we get changes.


  • Dr. David and Mariann Bell
  • In memoriam of Cecil and Hazel Watson
  • George Cumming II
  • Al and Pam MacPhail, Kilburn
  • The Castle Inn, with warm regards from the team
  • Christopher Young for the Young-Taylor family
  • Colin and Haley Murray
  • The Village of Southern Victoria
  • Doug Pearson Auto
  • Mairi Kathleen Morton LaFrance
  • Catherine LaForest
  • Ryan, Jessica, and the team at Lewis Pharmacy
  • Kristin Headley
  • McAsphalt Industries, Ltd
  • Carquest Auto Parts
  • Quad B Adventures
  • Bruce Alexander


  • Lieutenant Governor Brenda Murphy (for King Charles III)
  • Garth Farquhar, Scotch Colony Historian
  • Member of Parliament Richard Bragdon 
  • Jane Staples on behalf of Margaret Johnson
  • Allan Tremblay
  • Andrew Harvey
  • Sheldon Shaw


  • Còrsa, with our Kate LaFrance and Anna Schiedler, and Calvin Gallant and Justin Gallant
  • Shanachie Dance Company
  • Sabrina Perry-Drover
  • The Southern Victoria Pipe Band
  • Craig & Avery
  • Wednesday Evening Fiddlers
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Scotch Colony 150 wish list

Please consider donating these items in-kind as a sponsor or as an individual.

Let us know at
(506) 273-3108 Darlene Morton, Anniversary Chair, Kincardine or
(207) 896-3461 Bill Duncan, Stockholm, ME

  • Cold cups, paper
  • Hot cups and lids, paper
  • Luncheon plates, little plates, paper
  • Serviettes, paper
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and or tea
  • Milk, sugar, cream, & stir sticks
  • Fruit trays
  • Veggie trays
  • Sandwiches
  • Muffins, donuts, sweets
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hats
  • Folding tables
  • Folding chairs
  • Tablecloths,
  • Big tents
  • Signs and printing
  • Lodging and meals for guests
  • Media partners
  • Small potted plants and or bouquets for presenters
  • Gift cards for parade prize winners
  • Raffle Items
  • Suggest items to donate

Join Our Scotch Colony Parade!

Map updated 17 August 2023 with more event times.

I extended the parade route beyond the Events Field, where the judges will be. Please continue past all viewers and pull ahead to let those behind you finish. There are several empty driveways on Kincardine Road where floats and vehicles can turn around.

BTW, I’ve added road closures to Google Maps.

Marchers should line up on Kincardine Road, not Manse Hill Road. See the new map version below. The Kincardine Road lineup location should be safer than dodging traffic on Manse Hill Road. However please be careful of traffic.

Please check back for any additional updates.

Businesses, groups, clans, families, and individuals,
Join our parade of marchers, vehicles, and floats on
Saturday 19 August 2023:
9:30 AM–Kincardine Road, to Burns Hall, closes to through traffic.
10:00 AM–Line up on the south side of Kincardine Road at Burns Hall.
10:30 AM–Parade begins.

The parade is about 1k starting at Burns Hall.
The Clan March should be about a third of a mile/half a kilometer.

Parade Map version 081723-1. Check back for any updates.

Even if you haven’t signed up for the parade, come on up and we’ll slot you in 🙂

Contact: Garth Farquhar

We also invite you to become a Scotch Colony Sponsor.

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Find your Scotch Colony ancestors in the 1881 Canadian Census

1881 was the first census after settlers arrived at the Scotch Colony in 1873-1874.

Follow this link to Library and Archives Canada search page: 1881 Canadian Census. Most of the Scotch Colony is in Victoria County (District 32), Parish of Perth (sub-district K). See the Example Search Form below for tips in filling out your form.

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Our Google Calendar

The Scotch Colony, New Brunswick, Canada, is located in the Atlantic Time Zone
(Eastern Time Zone folks are an hour behind–that means if an event is listed at 11:00 AM Atlantic it is at 10:00 AM Eastern) So all you U.S. cousins: don’t be late 🙂

150th Maps

Updated 17 August 2023: more details on weekend events.

I’ve tried to add our venues, historic buildings, and road-closing information directly to Google Maps.

We changed the lineup location for parade and clan marchers. Marchers now line up on Kincardine Road before the junction with Manse Hill Road. Watch for traffic!

Saturday visitors: please use Manse Hill Road to drive to the Events Field and parade parking. This will avoid the parade lineup on Kincardine Road. Watch for children! See map below.

The Parade is Saturday 19th August 2023, 10:30 AM Atlantic Time

This is the civic address to the Event’s Field and parade parking:
260 Kincardine Road, Kincardine, NB E7H 2K5

Here’s a Google Maps link to the Events Field. Just fill in your location for directions (We’re located in Perth Parish in Southern Victoria County):,-67.6495/@46.640108,-67.649501,1132m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0?entry=ttu

GPS to Burns Hall:
46.634469, -67.660338
46°38’04.1″N 67°39’37.2″W

Sign up to be in the parade: Join Our Scotch Colony Parade!

Sign up to march with your clan at the head of our parade.

Caution: When driving to/from Upper Kintore to/from Kincardine, avoid the Bon Accord Cross Road. There are reports of flooding and washouts. (Google Maps seems to prefer this route.) Use Kintore Road instead.

Above: Regional Map with magnified inset of the 150 Celebration area

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Scotch Colony 150th Registration Form

Calling all clans & cousins!
Submitting a form will help us with planning.

Here’s the link to our secure Visitor Registration Form:
Scotch Colony 150 Visitor Registration Form (new)

(1 August 2023) We’ve updated our form and separated the T-shirt order form.
Order T-shirts here:
Scotch Colony 150 T-shirt Order Form

Scottish online conference features talk on our Scotch Colony, this Saturday at 11:15 AM Atlantic Time

The title of the talk by Lorraine Stewart is

“The Scotch Colony” of New Kincardineshire
(From Kincardineshire to New Kincardineshire 1873)
Book now:…/611…/WN_6zDT5OTARyyE7o8dAnq8Zw

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 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)

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:

As an alternative, the Conference will also be broadcast on Zoom. You must register here:…/401…/WN_6zDT5OTARyyE7o8dAnq8Zw to receive a Zoom Meeting invitation by email.

Here’s a video tutorial on downloading and using the Zoom video meeting app.

(You only need to watch the first two minutes.)

I understand the Scottish Indexes Zoom meeting will not involve two-way video so you can watch in your pajamas.

Lorraine Stewart is a Scottish genealogist who has researched our Scotch Colony.

–Bill 🙂

Please consider a gift to the Kincardine-Upper Kent Churches

November 29, 2022

Dear Friends,

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

Congregation of Kincardine Upper Kent United Churches

(from Isabel Morton)

Melville photo by Bill Duncan/Upper Kent photo by Garth Farquhar