2018 Event Schedule Coming Soon

The Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society are pleased to announce that

Clann An Drumma (Glasgow, Scotland)

will be returning to our live music stage for the 2018 Games.

NEW for 2018 -

Scottish Back Hold Wrestling - Fully Sanctioned Competition

Gaelic Language Workshops

Lalland Scots Language Workshops

Ceilidh Dance Workshops

Clann An Drumma


Clann An Drumma are the phenomenon from Glasgow, Scotland, that inspired a new wave of Highland Pipe and Drum Music like nothing that had come before. 

Their traditional tribal music with contemporary Celtic Rhythms stirred the blood, touched the heart & took everyone who watched them perform here in NS to the mountains & glens of Scotland. 

Sponsored by the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society

Highland Dance

Our very own

Colchester Highland Dancers

will again host the Dance Competitions. 

Support our young dancers by stopping a while at the Highland Dance Stage

 Sponsored in part by Colchester Highland Dance Association

Information and application forms will be  available summer 2018

Pipes & Drums

No Highland Games is complete without the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums.

We are inviting bands from around the province to showcase their talent on our main field on Saturday, Sunday or both please contact us HERE for more info

Tug 'O' War

Open to amateur teams of 5 plus 1 coach. 

Winners will receive a medal and have their name added to the Gallus Gael Tug 'O' War Cup which is currently displayed in the Marigold Sports Hall of Fame.

Go visit and see what your team could win in 2018!  Sponsored by


The Heavies

Prepare for a special announcement coming soon. ..

 Part Sponsored by

Truro Nissan


Marvel at the strength of these amazing athletes from across the Atlantic Provinces.


                                                    Old Scotia Heavyweights Association 

Bairns Battles

All you budding athletes out there... get your chance to shine & win a prize at one of our races in 2018 ... 100m, obstacle races & Mini Highland Games. 

All races free to enter for ages 14 and under.

Kilted Dash

Beg or borrow a kilt and compete in our Kilted Dash in 2018. 

Will you dare to run as a 'true Scotsman'? Get your chance to win Gold at our 2018 Highland Games on Sept 8th & 9th

Clan Alley

  6 Clans from across Canada attended our inaugural games.  You are invited to join us again in 2018 as our honoured guests.

Thank you to all who signed the

Book of Clans at the Clan Donald tent.

Our Re-enactors

Gallus Gael 

Colchester Highland Games & Gathering

Sword Duellists.

From our youngest 15 year old female sword duellist to our oldest in their late 50's they will astound you with the speed of this unchoreographed duelling display.

Hold your breathe as battles are fought to the death for your entertainment.

Gallus Gael 

Nova Scotia Highlanders


The first battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders will gave a thrilling demonstration of the weaponry in a field combat re-enactment. We love the smoke, gunfire & loud bangs.

Their Pipe Band Members will also be performing on our main field.

84th Regiment of Foot - 2nd Battalion 

Living History Encampment

84th Battalion Regiment of Foot gave a taste of life in the 1800's.  Travel back in time with a visit to their encampment to see the food they would have eaten, the weapons they used, the period dress & hear the roar of the cannons & muskets.  


Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia

On Sunday September 9th we will be bringing you The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia who has a sound  distinctive  to the culture of Scotland.  The harmonies, timing and tempo all reflect a style of music, unique to a country where history was determined not only by events, but through a developed awareness  of dance and song.  Scottish music is unique and strives to capture the essence of its people and culture.  


Craft Fair

Hand Crafters and direct sellers with a Celtic, Mi'kmaq, Acadian or Canadian theme are also welcome.

Interested in having a space in 2018? -

Complete our application here

Food Vendors

Satisfy your cravings with a host of treats. Places  for food trucks are limited and have a nominal cost to attend, for an application contact Scott HERE

Sobeys Truro

Many thanks to Sobeys who provided much needed refreshment for everyone at the games.

We are hoping they will return for our 2018 Games


Greene School of Irish Dance

The footwork and precision of the

Greene School of Irish Dancers

had us mesmerised in 2017. 

We hope they will return for 2018.

The 'Riverdance' of NS.

Drum Runners of Truro

The Drum Runners of Truro

are a local band with some great talent on

the Drums.

They did an amazing job at the games in 2017.  

We are pleased to announce they will be back on our live music stage in 2018.


Scottish Backhold Wrestling

For the FIRST time in Atlantic Canada,

A fully Sanctioned

Scottish Backhold Wrestling Competition.

Colchester Highland Dancers

Highland Dancing with a more contemporary Style.

Dedication, power & artistic flair abound.  

We are hoping they will return in 2018.

Truro Sea Cadets

Watch as the young men and women of the Truro Cadets display the skills required in precision and style.

Mi'kmaq Dancers & Drummers

Unfortunately the dancers were unable to come for our 2017 Games, but the

Iron Tide Drummers were awesome, be prepared to hear the story through dance in 2018. 


We are looking for some Side shows in keeping with our traditional theme.

Coconut Shy, Toss the Ring etc...



Ceilidh Dance Party - Sept 8th - 7.30pm ~ 11pm

Ceilidh Dance

Get your dancing shoes on...


Get your dancing shoes on for a traditional

Scottish Ceilidh Dance

Music by 

The NS Ceilidh Band


Saturday September 8th 2018

 7.30pm - 11pm


Venue to be Confirmed


Never been to a Ceilidh Dance?

You don't know how much fun you're missing!

 Learn the steps by attending local classes before you go, impress your friends.   

Help us break a Guinness World Record in 2019.

For more info on classes & Record Breaking attempt see here