Highland Homecoming draws a crowd

Those who embarked the Ship Hector on Sept. 15, 2019 were far different than those who did so on Sept. 15, 1773. Bringing more than 189 Scottish people of all ages, the original ship landed in Pictou but lost several passengers to small pox. “Unbelievable” and “so much history,” were repeated words throughout the day...

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Highland Homecoming presents all things Scottish

Highland Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Hector Heritage Quay in a big way. Various events will be held at the Quay including free admission, a blacksmith demonstration by Nathan Zastrow from the working forge that is on site, tours of the replica Ship Hector, sales in the gift shop, folk art...

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‘Hoping’ for success

Hope springs eternal — at least in the hearts of the Scottish Highlanders who sailed from their homeland to Pictou in 1773 to start a new life. They arrived at long last under brutal conditions from a shipping company that cruelly deceived them, to harsh surroundings and an uncertain future. But those who survived the...

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Curtain falls on 30-year career

Darlene MacDonald helped to raise the curtain on worldwide entertainment for Pictou County. She is a virtual walking encyclopedia when it comes to who’s entertained at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. And she should be. She spent 30 years as its general manager. Recently retired, MacDonald has been witness to a lot of changes over...

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Lights, camera, action!

PICTOU — A one-person play authored by local resident John Meir is being transformed into a film he hopes to premiere in late August at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Stewart Cresswell with Simple Films in River John is directing the film as a joint effort between his film company and the Ship Hector Society....

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