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 for equipment/supplies.
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 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.
CLASS CONSISTS OF:-
An Introduction to the Lalland Scots Language - the living language of today
Culture and Heritage
Where to visit and when
Question & answer session
Come learn some basics about piping from the winner of the Piobaireachd Gold Medal 2018 and member of the
Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band.
Details to be confirmed
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
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.
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 or Wrestling competition or sit and enjoy the show.
Cost - $15 - Payable at workshop
Workshop times to be determined.
Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
September 8th & 9th 2018
NSPEC Complex, Ryland Avenue, Bible Hill, Colchester County, NS.
Events Subject to Change
WELL BEHAVED QUIET DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD ON A LEASH. OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CLEAN UP.
DOGS WHO BARK, BITE, HOWL, FIGHT OR APPEAR THREATENING WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE LOUD MUSIC, BANGS, SMOKE AND OTHER NOISES THAT MAY UPSET YOUR DOG. IF THEY ARE EASILY SPOOKED PLEASE LEAVE THEM AT HOME.