New for 2018 - Workshops

We will have a selection of workshops available at the games for anyone who wishes to participate and learn something new. 

Cost is predominantly a voluntary donation to the games though some workshops will have a set fee. 

18th century Costume & Weaponry

Gallus Gael Re-enactors present - 18th century costume (myth, legend, truth) - Any fan of 'Outlander' will love this.

The Scottish Soldier of the 1745 rebellions - what would he carry?  Musket, sword, targe & more...

Cost - Donation 

Lalland Scots

Lalland Scots is the main language still spoken in Scotland today, albeit in it's present form diluted somewhat with English.

Much like the Aboriginal languages of North America it is not recognised as an official language.  It was banned in schools across Scotland throughout the last century.  Most children still spoke it at home, but at school were forced to read, write and speak English instead!  

Many people think it is just a slang version of English, but with words like Stramash, Stoorie, Sleekit & Skelpit it is far from slang.  

If you would like to learn more about this fascinating language (the language of Robert Burns - Poet) the Scottish Culture and heritage and be able to understand the native's on any trip to Bonnie Scotland, then come along to the Highland Games & Gathering on September 8th & 9th for a 'Guid wee blether' at our Lalland Scots workshop.  



An Introduction to the Lalland Scots Language - the living language of today

Culture and Heritage

Where to visit and when

Question & answer session

Cost: Donation

Gaelic Language

We are in the process of trying to secure a tutor for our Gaelic Language Workshop.

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to obtain basic knowledge of the Gaelic

(pronounced Galic - as in garlic without the R)

language and culture and will include the following:-

A brief history of gaelic in Scotland & Nova Scotia

Basic Gaelic phrases for greetings, weather, talking about family & visiting people

Explanation of the Celtic seasonal calendar, traditions & culture.

Cost - Donation 

Mi'kmaq Culture & Heritage

We are in the process of organising Mi'kmaq cultural workshops. 

These workshops will be presenting the story of the Mi'kmaq peoples of our county

Their traditions, dress, dance & drumming 

Learn some of the basics of the language

Cost - To be determined 

Ceilidh Dance

Come along and learn some ceilidh dances - the traditional dance of Scotland.

Learned from a young age, these dances come as second nature to any Scot.

From the 'Gay Gordons' to 'Strip the Willow'

A unique and fun way to get fit and stay fit. 

This workshop is open to all ages.

Cost: donation

Kids Painting Workshop

Susan McBurnie-Beaver of Lucybelle Designs will host an Art Class for the youngsters. 

Pre school to teen.  All supplies, instruction and finished art piece included in price.

1 1/2 hours long - enough time for the parents to go have fun round the field, take part in a race, Tug O War competition or sit and have some refreshments

Cost - $15 -  Payable at workshop

Register for a Workshop

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Workshop times to be determined.