The Games Re-enactors

The Colchester Highland Games has many re-enactors from early 18th century to modern warfare. 

Come witness Gallus Gael re-enact the challenges of the warriors of the 1700's or witness todays modern army tactics with Truro's own Highland Regiment.

Nova Scotia Highlanders

Major Colin Todd is pleased to present his Nova Scotia Highlanders 1st Battalion tactical assault display team.

With military tactical displays, a booth where you can try on army battle gear or handle the modern weapons, our proud soldiers welcome you to step in to their shoes and see how it feels to be in Canada's military forces.

In 2017 for the first time the general public witnessed a hostage rescue display,

In 2018 it was field battle tactics with armoured vehicles and machine guns blazing. 

We look forward to seeing our troops in action again in 2019.

A show not to be missed.


The Nova Scotia Highlanders also have a first class Pipe Band who will be performing throughout the day.

NS Highlanders

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.


Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Jim Hunter
Phone: 902-899-6213

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.


When We Train

September to June:

Thursday evenings

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.


Gallus Gael Re-enactors

Gallus Gael are Colchesters (and the games) very own living history re-enactors.

Muskets fired, Pipes played and swords swung in our re-enactment of early 18th century clan warfare. 

For 2019 we will be introducing the 18th century Pirates of Nova Scotia.

Come to our 2019 Highland Games & Gathering to get a hands on experience of life in 1715.


Shows are also performed regularly helping to raise funds for the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering.

If you are interested in history & would love to try your hand with a sword, musket or just want to dress up and act out a part then contact us here 

To Join

To participate in our combat displays you must be at least 14 years of age though persons of any age are welcome to attend and perform in other capacities at our shows.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also in the group. 

We take safety very seriously as we do not wear any protective clothing and therefore children must be kept under strict supervision. 

Skill Levels

Historical Re-enactment takes skill and practice in order to perform well.  It can also be a dangerous sport if  certain rules are not adhered to.

We will teach you not only the skills of swordsmanship and showmanship but safety as well.

When we feel you are safe to draw sword you will be given a part to play in the main display.

History Alive

You do not have to be a swordsman/woman to take part in our shows.  If you have an interest in history, enjoy dressing up and having fun, then come along and find out what it is all about.

We also give historical demonstrations on period clothing & interesting facts like our

'Outlander - The fact behind the fiction' show.

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