Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan

The Unveiling

The Colchester Nova Scotia Tartan will be unveiled by Jean Watson - the woman behind Tartan Day (April 6th) 

We will be joined by the Mayors of Truro, Stewiacke & Colchester, Commissioner of Bible Hill as well as Chief Bob Gloade.

Clann An Drumma of Scotland will perform from their latest album & Sobey's will be providing some light refreshments.

Join us

Civic Square

Prince St. Truro

Friday September 8th at 6.30pm


 Times approximate - Programme subject to change


  • 6.30pm -  Opening ceremony - Rod De Viller (Cat Country)
  • 6.40pm -  Good Times Fiddlers
  • 6.50pm -  Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipe Band
  • 6.55pm -  Colchester Highland Dance Association Dancers
  • 7.10pm -  Highland Games Information
  • 7.15pmJoin us for some Ceilidh Dancing
  • 7.45pm -  Countdown to the reveal. Looking to purchase a made to measure kilts in the new tartan? The First Five come with a certificate of authenticity. Further products will be available this evening for purchase or pre order.  Tartan is limited edition and can  only be reproduced with permission of the Colchester Highland Games Society and Deana Lloy (Red Label Designs)
  • 8.00pm -  Clann An Drumma –  short taster performance prior to the games.
  • 8.10pm -  Final Countdown for the ‘Tartan Reveal by Jean Watson’.
  • 8.15pm -  Presentation to ‘Unite the Clans’.
  • 8.20pm  - Invitation to sign the Tartan.
  • 8.30pm  - Final reminder of the Games - tickets at gate $10  or pre purchase this evening, discount for blocks of 10 – Parade – St Davids Ave 10.30am – Opening Ceremonies 11am, Ceilidh Dance at Holiday Inn in the evening of the 9th.

Fundraising Products

Colchester NS Tartan Scarf

100% Wool. Woven in Scotland.

Made in Nova Scotia

Limited Edition from a restricted permission only tartan weave.

Scarves will only be available after the unveiling of the new Tartan on September 8th. 

Order yours now at our special pre unveiling price.




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Colchester NS Tartan Kilt

Heavyweight 100% wool kilt woven in Scotland and Made to Measure in Nova Scotia. 

Choose from 5 limited edition first made kilt with the new Colchester NS Tartan which come with a certificate of authenticity, or purchase one of our regular kilts (no certificate) whichever your budget allows.

Tartan will be unveiled on September 8th. Kilts will only be available after unveiling.

Special pre-order price available now.




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The Story of the Tartan

The Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan will be registered in Edinburgh, Scotland as the first official tartan of Colchester County.  

It is being woven by Lochcarron Weavers of Scotland and the design will be top secret until it's unveiling  on September 8th


Five first edition made to measure kilts will be hand made by Red Label Kilts right here in Nova Scotia.

Each kilt will come with a certificate of authenticity.


KILT # 1 Official Certificate Naming it as the worlds first kilt made in Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan - $2,500

KILT # 2 Official Certificate Naming it as the second kilt made in the Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan ~ $2,000

KILTS 3, 4 & 5 Official Certificate naming kilts  3, 4 & 5 ever made in Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan - $1,500


Each Kilt will be hand made to measure for the purchaser and will be presented at the opening ceremony of the Games. (or at the civic square if preferred)

The Purchase of Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan will thereafter be restricted, any future production of the tartan will be allowed only with permission of the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society.


If you would like more information on how to obtain one of the First Five Kilts please contact us...

The Colours of Colchester

The Colchester (Nova Scotia) Tartan has been designed by 4 members of the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering Society in Association with Red Label Kilt Designs in Sydney, Cape Breton.  The colours of the tartan will represent our county of Colchester and what it stands for, and will be made  in 'Hunting Tartan' colours.


The Dark Red Loamy Soil of Colchester County will be the background colour of our tartan. 

The Red will be crosswoven with the Green of the Land itself, the Blue of our Rivers & Bay (Scots), the Yellow Daffodil (Acadians) & Black taken from the proud Mi'kmaw Nation.

The Colours represent those of us who settled in this place we call Colchester.