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, Re-enactors and lots more.
This year we also intend to break a world record and we need your help!
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.
Alternatively, Please come along and support one of our fundraising Events. For more info see HERE
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.
Lets make the 2018 games even better. Volunteer to be a part of history. Together we can put Colchester on the map.
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.
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
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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.
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
September 8th & 9th 2018
NSPEC Complex, Ryland Avenue, Bible Hill, Colchester County, NS.
Click on our interactive map below for more details & directions
Events Subject to Change
We are busy preparing our 2018 schedule and field plan
it promises to be bigger and better than 2017. stay tuned.