The 2018

Colchester Highland Games & Gathering 

will be held at it's new venue

NSPEC Complex

Bible Hill, Colchester County

on September 8th & 9th 2018

With the success of 2017 under our belts we aim to bring you a bigger and better show for 2018.

With so much entertainment, and more already booked, we will be hosting the games over 2 days in 2018 to give you the chance to take it all in.


We did it Colchester.  Thank you to the 1000+ who attended.

Please  join us on September 8th & 9th 2018

for an even more spectacular event!

World Record Breaking at the 2018 Games

The 2019 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 for people dancing a 'Strip the Willow' was set in Edinburgh Scotland with 1,914 people dancing.

We are hoping that we will have over 2,000 people dancing. 

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 in 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 theColchester 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


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

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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.

Debert Hospitality Conference Centre sponsored discounted rooms. Thank you.

  I hope our heavyweights didn't break the beds

Truro Nissan sponsored the heavyweights t-shirts & 2 of our shuttle buses. 

Thank you Erik, your drivers were amazing. They also gave us TWO trucks and a trailer for our use.  We look forward to their assistance 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 will be hosting the games over 2 days with parking & camping onsite.

We hope to see you there.