Video of the Kincardine Memorial Service, 23 July, 2017

The Upper Kintore Memorial Service will be 2pm, Sunday, 27 August, 2017 at the Upper Kintore United Church.

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

125th Colony Anniversary video

July 18, 1998. Part 1/4 of a VHS video tape. This first part records the church service at the Melville Church in Kincardine. Great music as always! Were you there? Can you spot yourself? Who can you recognize? Who was the behind the camera? Please leave a reply below. Note the playing-time for any specific information you have.


 

July 18, 1998. Part 2/4. Here’s the second installment: Parade and Southern Victoria Pipe Band at Woolastook Park.


 

July 18, 1998. Part 3/4. Here’s the Third installment: Parade on Manse Hill Road.


 

Part 4/4. Here’s the forth and last installment: Gathering Woolastook Park

Pipe Bands at the Gathering

Southern Victoria Pipe Band and Friends at the Clan March during the Opening Ceremonies at the Gathering of the Scots in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada on May 25, 2013

Clan March at the Gathering of the Scots, May 25, 2013

Clan March at the Gathering of the Scots, May 25, 2013

Scotch Colony Lot Map (Cadastral) (after 1884?)

I understand colonists didn’t get title to the land until they occupied their assigned lot for some time. This map may represent Scotch Colony lot ownership after 1884. I’m using that date because Margaret Cocker’s (mapped on lot 34) husband, James, died in 1884. There are several other widows on the map and the records we have show their husbands died before 1884.

We have more detective-work to find a more exact date. I’ll post any additional information in a reply. Please reply with comments or questions.


(this is a new version of the video, uploaded in the fall of 2014, with newer and sharper underlying aerial photos.)

The video is a flyover of the map, overlayed on Google Earth’s recent satellite photos and 3D topography (elevation exaggeration was set to 2 so there is some extreme distortion). To make text legible, change your YouTube Settings to 720P  (the little gear symbol that appears after you hit play). Hit pause to make it easier to read the map.

I think seeing the lay of the land and today’s forests and fields really brings the map to life and makes it easier to locate the lots. The map is a little out of alignment but look for the logging clear-cuts and field-edges on the photograph to get a more accurate fix.

Here’s a detail of the same map, showing the Scotch Colony.  Click to enlarge.

1200px wide

2616px wide, massive but great detail.

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