2003 International Gathering of the Clans Nova Scotia, Canada

Excerpted from a message sent by Jean Watson, co-chair of the International Gathering Committee

Every four years the International Gathering of the Clans has been held in Nova Scotia, starting in 1979. Next year the event will begin on July 1, 2003 with the unfurling of  the International flag at Pugwash, Nova Scotia . On July 4th Mayor Peter Kelly of Halifax will host all visiting Clan Chiefs and Clan dignitaries to a reception prior to the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, a yearly event in Nova Scotia. The Halifax Highland Games will be held on the Garrison Grounds on Saturday and the Kirking of the Tartans will be held on Sunday. Highland games will be  held throughout the summer in Antigonish, New Glasgow, North Sydney, Middleton with various Celtic Concerts, and Scottish events all summer long. The Shiretown of  Pictou will host the Ship Hector Festival in August and the New Scotland Days in Sept. while other locations will put on teas, Celtic music concerts, festivals and displays. Art shows will be held and all cities, towns and villages are being encouraged to get in on the events.  The Pipers Picnic will be held at Earltown the first Saturday in August. 

For more details, visit the official website

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