60th Festival of the Tartans and Highland Games
Come and celebrate with us!
12th - 16th July 2017
Held annually since 1958
The Festival of the Tartans is celebrated every year with a five-day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone, even those without Scottish roots! The Festival of the Tartans celebrates traditional Scottish culture brought to this area by Scottish immigrants more than 2 centuries ago. There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing Competitions, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents & Genealogy, Pipe Band demonstrations and other outdoor entertainment. Also plan to attend the Tartan Tea at the Opening, the antique car show in downtown New Glasgow, a tour of the old Pioneer Cemetery and the popular fiddle Concert on Friday evening. Tap your toes and clap your hands to the live Celtic music, and experience the historic Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Ceremony at the closing.
Wednesday 12th July
12 PM Tartan Tea and Opening Remarks at Carmichael-Stewart House Museum, 86 Temperance Street, New Glasgow
New / Old Scotland: A Collection of Films from Nova Scotia and Scotland. This will be a free screening held at the New Glasgow Public Library at 7 PM. More details can be found here.
Thursday 13th July
Kilted Golf Tournament - Glen Lovat Golf Club (see link on right sidebar)
Antique and Vintage Car Show and Street Party, with a BBQ and live entertainment with the Narrows Road Band. Provost Street, downtown New Glasgow 6 - 9 PM
Friday 14th July
You might want to enjoy a BBQ chicken lunch at Carmichael Park, on the West Side next to the George Street Bridge. The Kinsmen Club are cooking all morning
Music on the Patio - New Glasgow Library - patio from 12 - 1:30 PM - Performerances by Haley MacLeod, Sandra DeCoste and Bruce Pettipas. More details can be found here.
Glen Haven Manor Garden Party , Glen Haven Manor, East River Road, New Glasgow 2 - 4 pm
Tartran Concert - Friday July 14 at 7PM. Featuring Haley Macleod and Ashley George, Lewis MacKinnon, John Spyder Macdonald and Ray Stewart, at the New Glasgow Square. Details can be found here.
Saturday 15th July
The New Glasgow Highland Games: Highland Dancing Competitions (8:30 am start), Scottish Heavyweight Athletics (all day, starting at 9 am), Pipe Band demonstrations, Clan Tents, Genealogy Information (11am-4pm), Food and Drink, Beer Tent Noon-5pm). Admission: Adults $7.00; Youth (12 and under) $3.00; Children under 6, no charge.
Sunday 16th July
The St Andrews Society of Pictou County presents the Kirking o' the Tartan (10 am), which is followed by the closing reception at the Loch Broom Church.
Ciad Mile Faille- One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!
Official Tartan _ Town of New Glasgow
click on picture (above) for view of plaque