Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony: You’re invited!

Robbie Burns Night in the Scotch Colony! Concert is Friday, 29 January, 2016, at 7:30 at the Burns Hall, Kincardine. Dance follows with the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers. Weather date is the next night, same time. Second performance is Sunday, January 31st at 2:30, with tea afterward.


Video is Kimiye Gamblin playing Burns Hall 2013

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.

Bake Sale Fundraiser at the Perth-Andover Farm Market

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Perth-Andover Farm Market, August 2012

“Bake Sale Fundraisers” will be held at the Perth-Andover Farm Market at the Legion Hall on two special Saturdays this summer, June 15 and July 13, from 9am – 1pm each day. We hope you will come to see us at the Market and say hello!
Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast put on by the Legion members, browse the many craft tables, and pick up some fresh produce. Listen to some wonderful live music and perhaps take a spin on the dance floor! It’s a great community event that takes place every Saturday morning throughout the season. And of course, stop by the Scotch Colony table for some fresh baked goodies and check out our 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.

Come to the “Gathering of the Scots Festival”

The Gathering of the Scots Festival will take place in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick on May 23-26, 2013. The big day is Saturday at Veteran’s Field on East Riverside Drive. Lots of bagpipes and kilts along with a full day of heavyweight games! Come early and stay for the day. Try some homemade haggis on a delicious bun with strawberry shortcake for dessert.

_MG_2295One of the highlights of the day is the Scottish Clan March led by the bagpiper. It is heartwarming to see as young and old come together onto the field, followed by the young rugby players from local schools. Be sure to bring your camera.

 

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.” www.ScotchColony.rivermaple.net and www.facebook.com/ScotchColony

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.”

Kincardine Memorial Service, Sunday 26 Aug, 2012

Memorial Service to remember the early settlers is to be held at the Melville United Church in Kincardine on August 26 at 11:30 am Can. You will be bagpiped into the service. There will be a lunch at Burns Hall after the service.