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The 60th Festival of the Tartans & Highland Games
will be held 12th - 16th July 2017 - mark your calendars!

New Glasgow,   Pictou County,   
Nova Scotia,  Canada

Kirkin' o' the Tartan

 The traditional Kirkin o' the Tartans ceremony is celebrated on special occasions during a church service - the Festival of the Tartans has celebrated this tradition for more than 35 years. It is held every year on the final day of the Festival. Its origins are the subject of some debate, but it is generally accepted to be a consequence of the repression of Scottish Highland cultural identity in the mid-18th century by the English Government. The modern ceremony was established in 1941 by a Scottish immigrant minister, Reverend Peter Marshall, in Washington, DC.

We welcome you to attend the church service at the Loch Broom Church on Sunday 16th July 2017

 A history of the Kirkin'

Presbyterian tradition

Scottish Tartan Fact Sheet

The official tartan of the Town of New Glasgow

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