“The Scotch Colony of New Kincardineshire” lecture by Scottish historian, Lorraine Stewart

Melvin Barclay's farm in Upper Kintore. April, 2012.

Melvin Barclay’s farm in Upper Kintore. April, 2012.

“The Scotch Colony of New Kincardineshire” (From Kincardineshire to New Kincardineshire 1873) lecture by Scottish historian, Lorraine Stewart. Presented to Stonehaven Heritage Society (Scotland) 28 November, 2012. The audience was about 40-50 and lasted about 50 minutes.
New Kincardineshire Colony Talk Lorraine Stewart.mp3. Click here to listen  (46.5 MB) This is a very large file so it may take several minutes before it starts playing, depending on your internet speed. Well worth the wait.  Note, Apr 11. I’ve had some reports of the audio stopping short. Try downloading the link/Save link as (Windows: right click; Mac: control-click).

In October 2012, I was excited to receive an email from Lorraine about her project. The internet makes it possible to easily communicate “across the pond.” From the lecture, we can learn more about what happened in Scotland when people heard about the planned emigration to New Brunswick. Lorraine was very generous to mail a CD to us. I hope you will enjoy hearing her story as much as I did. (Comment by Jean Duncan)

© Lorraine Stewart. Posted here by permission. We have also received a version with Lorraine’s PowerPoint visuals that we may show at Scotch Colony Fest140, 24 August, 2013.

A note from Lorraine, 22 Apr, 2013: I gave my talk at St. Bridget’s Hall (a mission hall of Dunnottar Church  http://www.dunnottarchurch.net/property/stbridgets.html ). It is opposite the sheriff court on the corner of Dunnottar Avenue and Bridgefield [Stovehaven, Scotland], and is used by the Heritage Society for most of their meetings.

Burns Night Music

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Friday Programme

These are big files and may take a long time to load before you can hear them:

The Scotch Colony Players

The Scotch Colony Players

Scotch Colony Players Skit:  Starring: Mavis Smith, Carolyn Smith, Carmela Murch, Karen Morton Peacock, Cari Grierson

Kate, Ralph, Tim, & Anna Scheidler; Kinley LaFrance; Darlene Morton LaFrance; Isable Morton

Kate, Ralph, Tim, & Anna Scheidler; Kinley LaFrance; Darlene Morton LaFrance; Isable Morton

The Parting Glass: Kate, Ralph, Tim, & Anna Scheidler; Kinley LaFrance; Darlene Morton LaFrance; Isable Morton

 

 

 

 

These clips should play as soon as you hit the play button(?):


Scotch Colony Players Skit


The Parting Glass

Kincardine Memorial Service 26 Aug, 2012

Larlee Creek Baptist Church, Kirkin o’ the Tartan, 27 May, 2012

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A great service by Rev. Maynard Rector and heavenly music by the Melville United Church Choir. http://www.scottishtartans.org/kirkin.htm The first link of a Google search that tells a history of the Kirkin.

Gathering of the Scots, 25-27 May 2012, Perth-Andover

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A beautiful day and a great festival. Held in a new location closer to town, near the Cenotaph. It’s a lovely setting and gives Perth-Andover a nice push as they come back from the devastating spring flood.