Events the Antigonish Highland Society hosts and/or supports.

Celebrate Tartan Day!

The Antigonish Highland Society is hosting a Tartan Day Ceilidh. Lots of great family entertainment!


This is a free event.

Join in and Celebrate Tartan Day on Sunday April 7th. The fun will take place at the New Legion from 2 – 5 pm. Wear your Best Tartan and enjoy Live Entertainment.

Culloden Ceremony

Join us in April 2019, at Knoydart in Pictou County for a Culloden Ceremony to remember Scottish history on the 273th anniversary of a bitter battle between the Scots and England.  Date to be determined.

There will be a dinner to follow along with entertainment at Lismore Community Hall. Donations will be accepted towards the meal.

Antigonish Highland Games

From July 6th to 14th 2019, the Antigonish Highland Society will be celebrating the 156nd anniversary of the first Games held in Antigonish. The Games are signature tourism event for the province of Nova Scotia and this year will be another momentous occasion celebrating and showcasing Scottish culture.

Please Note: The main weekend for the Highland Games will be July 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2019 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) featuring competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Ancient Scottish Heavy Events, along with Concerts, Ceilidhs, Clan Gatherings and much more.

The Antigonish Highland Society is extremely proud of our games and we invite one and all to join us this year for our very special 156th anniversary. Visit the Antigonish Highland Games for more information.

Robbie Burns Night

Antigonish Robbie Burns Day 2018

The Antigonish Highland Society Invites you to come

Celebrate Robert Burns Night  January 25th from 7 – 9pm At Pipers Pub

All ages Welcome!!

Join in on a Fun and Historical Evening

Entertainment starting at 7pm

7:30pm “Toast to the Haggis”

8:15pm “Toast to the Lads” and “Toast to the Lassies”


St. Andrew’s Evening Gala 2017


The Antigonish Highland Society Presents

2017 Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting being held prior to the St. Andrews Night festivities @ St. Ninian Place on Thursday, 30th November, 2017.

AGM from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm

Mary Grace will treat us to a traditional first course of haggis, complete with an “Ode to the Haggis” Scotch toast, followed by a delicious home-cooked meal of stuffed chicken with all of the trimmings, and salad. Dessert will be served with coffee or tea.

Our entertainment for the evening will consist of: Brian, Abbi & Mark MacDonald; Natalie DeCoste, Aidan & Liam Fulmore, Oakley MacLean, Megan Fraser, Sheuamais MacLeod, an Janice MacQuarrie’s dancers.

The Antigonish Highland Dancing Association will be entertaining at the beginning of the evening.

$30 Tickets will be available for purchase in advance through the following channels until Sunday, 26th November, 2017:

*Personal cheques accepted

Executive Board
Board of Directors
Executive Director (Call ahead to new office location prior to dropping by)
Antigonish Heritage Museum (Mon. to Frid. 10am-4pm)

 We look forward to announcing our new Executive and Board of Directors in addition to celebrating St. Andrews Night with you all!


Tammy Beaton, Executive Director, Antigonish Highland Society   ||   (902) 338-4275