.  .................   The Colchester Highland Games & gathering    ...................

is not just a traditional Scottish Highland Games it is a multicultural gathering of the peoples of Colchester & beyond. 

Our games include all the traditional elements of a Highland Gathering -

Heavyweights, Highland Dancers and Pipes & Drums....

...but we also have a variety of entertainment and interactive activities for all ages.

Tug O War, Tactical Assault Display by the Nova Scotia Highlanders, Scottish Backhold Wrestling Competition, Scottish Tribal Band - Clann An Drumma, Re-enactors and lots more.

This year we also intend to break a world record and we need your help!

Join us on September 8th & 9th at the

Ryland Ave, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Sponsor Our Games

 Get your chance to sponsor our 2018 Games. 

Would you like to see your name or company's name on our website, on the side of a caber being tossed on the field, on our programme or on a banner at the games site? 

Would you like to own one of our first edition kilts in the brand new Colchester NS tartan?  

These and many more opportunities await the sponsors willing to donate time, money or donations in kind into supporting our games. 

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will bring much needed tourism, business & prestige to our county.  Support the Games and help it become THE Games to go to in Nova Scotia.

For more information go to the SPONSORS PAGE or contact us HERE

Alternatively, Please come along and support one of our fundraising Events.  For more info see HERE

World Record Breaking at the 2018 Games

The 2018 Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will hopefully see a new world record being set. 

We are hoping to have the longest Scottish Ceilidh Dance in the world right here in Colchester County.

The current record was set on December 30th 2000 in Edinburgh, Scotland with 1,914 people dancing  a

'Strip the Willow' .

We'd love to have 2000+ dancing at the NSPEC on September 9th. 

For a chance to participate in this record breaking attempt, please attend our games in 2018.  More details to follow.

Please stay tuned ~ Our website will soon be featuring our 2018 event details.

....... 2017 Winners Cups now on display at the marigold theatre .......

Lets make the 2018 games even better.  Volunteer to be a part of history.  Together we can put Colchester on the map.

Ticket Information

games tickets

Games tickets will be available at

the gate on September 8th & 9th 2018.

$15 per person per day.   

$25 per person for a two day pass

Colchester County children under 10 years free.

Ceilidh Dance

Our ceilidh dance was very successful and we will be dancing the night away on the evening of September 8th 2018.  For those of you who missed it and those of you who want to come back for more... Ceilidh Dancing

Tartan unveiling

The Official unveiling of the Colchester NS Tartan took place at the Civic Square, Prince St, Truro.   It was a great event!    For more details on purchasing a little piece of history See HERE


Far and Wide...

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Some of our 2017 Sponsors

The Holiday Inn Truro offered discounted rooms and free function suite's to the Games Society. - Thank you.

We hope those of you who travelled to the games enjoyed your stay.

They also very generously hosted our Scottish Tribal Band - Clann An Drumma - FREE of charge.

We hope we will be doing business with you again this year.


Debert Hospitality Conference Centre sponsored discounted rooms. Thank you

Truro Nissan sponsored the heavyweights t-shirts, use of two trucks and a trailer  & two of our shuttle buses. 

Thank you Erik, your drivers were amazing.   We look forward to working with you again in 2018.


Our main parking area was provided free of charge at the NSPEC complex.

We apologise to those of you who missed the signs.   Shuttle buses were also provided free of charge to take you to Jennifer Drive. 


In 2018 the NSPEC Complex has very generously donated their grounds where we will be hosting the games over 2 days with parking & camping onsite.