Countdown’s on to Grand Slam of Curling

Organizers of Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling say they feel the event will help raise the sport’s profile in Pictou County. Jim Nix and Donalda Buckingham co-chair the host committee for the Slam event that will takes place from Nov. 5 to 10 on both ice surfaces at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. The Slam...

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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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Bike Week wraps up with MacLean visit

PICTOU – History and cycling merged on Saturday to help close Bike Week in Pictou County. Bike Week organizer Sally O’Neill, who is the co-ordinator for Active Pictou County, saw a chance to alter a Bike Week event on Saturday in Pictou and allow local bikers to learn about Ian MacLean’s quest to help raise...

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Hit Scottish musical Sunshine on Leith coming to Theatre Antigonish

ANTIGONISH – A foot-stomping, award-winning musical from Scotland is coming to Theatre Antigonish. Sunshine on Leith is a vibrant, energetic piece of musical theatre, loved by audiences and critics alike. First produced in 2007 by the Dundee Rep Ensemble in Scotland, the show won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical that year, and has toured the globe several...

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Burns dinner continues popularity

NEW GLASGOW — Celebrating the Bard of Scotland’s birthday has been a popular event for the Na Gaisgich Pipes and Drums Society. The Na Gaisgich Society and the St. Andrews Society of Pictou County will co-host 2019 edition that has been scheduled for Saturday at Summer Street in New Glasgow. Reception is at 5:30 p.m.,...

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Dreaming big

A skip across The Pond was the inspiration needed for the folks at Dream Candy as they made their way to Scotland for the Social Enterprise World Forum held mid-September. Deelle Hines and Camilla MacDonald attended the conference that featured approximately 1,400 delegates from all over the world. Aside from the beautiful scenery and architecture...

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Hundreds attend Culloden service

KNOYDART — Jeff Williams thought it was time to attend the annual Battle of Culloden service this year. Williams was accompanied by his daughters Charlotte and Lauren, and they were among several hundred people who attended the event. “It’s amazing, the amount of history here,” he said. “It’s my first time here. I live just...

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Tartan Day events slated for Sunday

NEW GLASGOW — Tartan Day will be observed on Sunday with several events planned. The St. Andrew’s Society of Pictou County is supporting a gathering on Sunday that is being hosted by the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou. “I’m very proud to be part of this,” said society president Heather Tulloch, who...

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Lorna MacIsaac piping champ

PICTOU — Local piper Lorna MacIsaac has arrived home a champion. MacIsaac is part of the College of Piping from Summerside, P.E.I. that won its category on Sunday at the 2017 World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland. The band placed first out of 60 contesting bands in the Grade 4-B section which featured a march medley....

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