Colchester Highland Games & Gathering

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering is not only

a sporting event (Heavyweights Maritime Championship, Wrestling, Tug O War & Athletics)

but also brings you dance (Irish, Scottish Highland & Ceilidh)

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

Historical Re-enactors (18th century sword & muskets)

Food Trucks

Craft Fair

& Much, Much more...

It will take place on September 7th 2019 from 8am until 11pm


Come Celebrate Your Culture & Heritage


A traditional highland games...

...and a lot more

We are now looking for volunteers to help with the planning and implementation of our 2019 Games. 

If you would like to get involved email us HERE



Like to get involved in how the Games are run, see behind the scenes and make a difference in the community? 

Our next meeting will take place on January 31st at the Bible Hill Village Hall, 67 Pictou Road. 

For more info see HERE.



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 week.


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 &





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 dates of our New Volunteer Meeting

Please 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.

2018 Sponsors

Sponsor Our Games


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?


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.