Colchester Highland Games & Gathering


SPORTING EVENT (Heavyweights Maritime Championship, Wrestling, Tug O War & Athletics)

but also brings you

DANCE (Irish, Scottish Highland, Mik'maq & Ceilidh)

MUSIC (Pipe Bands, Live Music Stage with Internationally acclaimed artists & local Acts)

HISTORICAL RE-ENACTORS (18th century sword & muskets & modern warfare)



Come Celebrate Your Culture & Heritage


September 7th 2019 - Jennifer Dr, Bible Hill

Itinerary coming soon - stay tuned to our events page

Early Bird Tickets on sale until June 30th - Get yours now and save.


A traditional highland games...

...with a Twist

NEW FOR 2019

Wife Carrying Competition Coming 2019

Grab your wife, girlfriend, daughter or your best friend and see if you can outlast the best by carrying her the full distance.



The winning couple will take home a Games Medal and a percentage of the Wife Carrying Competition Entrance Fee.


If you think you have the stamina to take first place and win a place in history register HERE


Prize for winners based on wifes weight.



Amateur Piping Competition


In 2019 the Games & Gathering are hosting an amateur piping competition.  

It is open to all pipers with pipes of any description.

The competition will be judged by Dougie Wilkinson A grammy award winning musician, Dougie has been piping for many years and is currently on tour with his band Clann An Drumma.


We are honoured to have Clann an Drumma  appear at the games for their 3rd year, with 8 albums to their name and a Mel Gibson movie soundtrack under their belts, they are a band not to be missed. 

Open for Buskers




Buskers are now invited to set up at the games. 

Information & application form available HERE


Interested in getting involved with the planning and implementation of our 2019 Games?

email us HERE  fill in the form HERE or see our volunteers page HERE

Drop in Meetings take place at the Bible Hill Village Hall, 67 Pictou Road on the last Thursday of every month. 

These meetings are very informal & Everyone is welcome.




Registration now open

Registration for

Vendors, Non Profits, Clans, Buskers or Competitors

is now open HERE



Film company looking to use games for their movie

The Colchester Games has been approached by a film production company requesting that they be allowed to film some of their upcoming movie at the Games & Gathering in 2019

Discussions are currently underway - stay tuned for more details



Clann An Drumma Returning 2019



Winner of our Painting


Congratulations to

Gloria Brenton (left)

who is now the new owner of the 


Dunvegan Castle

Isle of Skye Painting

by Jean Watson


Linda Finnie (Games President & Events Coordinator) presented it to Gloria at her home last year.


Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the McLeod Family for over 800 years.

It contains some pretty amazing artifacts: 

A lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair

The Fairy Flag & Sir Rory Mor's Drinking Horn

to name a few.


It has also been the setting for various movies including

Maid of Honor, 47 Ronin, MacBeth & Highlander.

This painting will be a treasured piece in Gloria's home I'm sure.




Our Games are entirely run by volunteers who fundraise throughout the year in order to pay for services required to continue to make this event the

'Best Games in the Maritimes' 

The games supports local businesses, musicians, athletes, children & more... help us continue to provide this event by attending our fundraisers and the games themselves or by sponsoring one of the Games events.

  We appreciate all contributions no matter how BIG or small.





If you are interested in purchasing a Colchester Nova Scotia limited edition item you can get more information here





Our Pantomime was a great success. 

Thank you to all the actors/stage crew/choir and everyone who took the time to volunteer for our stage production.

We would also like to thank all those who bought tickets to this event, we hope to see you in 2019 for our production of CINDERELLA

Marigold Theatre, Truro on December 6th, 7th & 8th 




Voted Best Games in the Maritimes 2017 by the

Federation of Scottish Culture



 Volunteer to be a part of history


Together we can put Colchester on the map

To find out how you can get involved email us here 

or see our Volunteers Page


Hollis Ford,

Proud sponsors of the Tatamagouche Road Train at the Highland Games 

ColchesterHighland Games & Gathering were pleased to have the Tatamagouche Road Train at the 2018 event.  

Sponsored by Hollis Ford of Truro, the train ran on a continuous loop between downtown and the games.

2019 Sponsors

Sponsor Colchesters Highland Games - Reap the Rewards


Would you like to see your name or company's name 

on the side of the Maritime Championship Caber? 

On a banner on our live music stage? 

On some of our athletes or volunteer T shirts?

Get mentioned throughout the day during the games?

Be in our programme?

Be on our field posters?

Featured on our Website?


With over 1500 visitors to our games your name will be out there

Don't miss out on this great opportunity.


For more information on partnering us in our quest to bring the most spectacular event to Colchester County go to the SPONSORS PAGE or contact us HERE



The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering will bring much needed

tourism, business & prestige to our county.  


Alternatively, Please come along and support one of our fundraising Events.