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 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
Our very own
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
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
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
Prepare for a special announcement coming soon. ..
Part Sponsored by
Marvel at the strength of these amazing athletes from across the Atlantic Provinces.
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.
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
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.
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Many thanks to Sobeys who provided much needed refreshment for everyone at the games.
We are hoping they will return for our 2018 Games
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.
The Drum Runners of Truro
are a local band with some great talent on
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.
For the FIRST time in Atlantic Canada,
A fully Sanctioned
Scottish Backhold Wrestling Competition.
Highland Dancing with a more contemporary Style.
Dedication, power & artistic flair abound.
We are hoping they will return in 2018.
Watch as the young men and women of the Truro Cadets display the skills required in precision and style.
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...
CONTACT US NOW
Get your dancing shoes on for a traditional
Scottish Ceilidh Dance
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
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
September 8th & 9th 2018
NSPEC Complex, Ryland Avenue, Bible Hill, Colchester County, NS.
Events Subject to Change
We are busy preparing our 2018 schedule and field plan