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: ScotchColony@gmail.com.
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.
Video above is from the Gathering of the Scots this past, (chilly) June with four massed pipe bands.
Paraders: 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.
Even if you haven’t signed up for the parade, come on up and we’ll slot you in 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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