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Last Years Gathering

The 2023 Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering Sunday June 25/2023

This year we again look forward to seeing you at our Highland Gathering.

We have added a few new things this year, a British Car Show, an extra bouncy castle, the ESS 2023 Highland Gathering Lager.

3105-101st SW Edmonton, AB and 3126 Ewing Trail SW Edmonton, AB Our property spans two addresses

Sunday June 25, 2023 Time Gates at 8:00 a.m.


Entrance to the Highland Gathering - General admission $10.00 per person - 12 and under, 65 and over free admission. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No online tickets, pay at site at entrance gates
Whisky Tasting - 12 @ 1/4 oz tasters in our inflatable pub $25.00 all day Tickets HERE
Whisky tastings in a pub, albeit and inflatable pub, but a pub all the same. Located next to our beer tent in the beer garden Hosted by DramFine

Ceilidh - No official Ceilidh this year however we will have live music after the closing of the games with Kim Gates until 7 p.m.

Return of Competition Band and Dance Events

Pipes and Drums, Mass band, Highland Dance, and Heavy Events Competitions.

NEW - expanded Kids Zone with an extra bouncy castle provided by Re/Max Events

NEW - Classic and Vintage British Car Show

NEW - Exhibition Soccer match in the Dome

The entrance from Ewing Trail is for Vendors, Volunteers and Handicap parking.
The entrance from 101 st is for public parking. Volunteers will be onsite to direct you to parking.

There are event entrance gates located on the north side of the main hall where people will be directed to first. There is an event entrance gate located on the south side of the main hall as well for people directed to park on the south side.

Pipes and Drums 2023 Schedule HERE

Heavy Events 2023 Schedule HERE

Parking Maps have been updated for 2023

Gates Open at 8:00 a.m.

Highland Gathering Concludes at 4:00 p.m.

Live Music at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At this years event

Vendors Row

- Edmonton Scottish Society Tent
- Grey Dog Distilling
- The Scottish Shoppe

- Stolen Harvest Meadery

- Hawke Prohibition Distilleries

- Celtic Kitchen

- Highland In Style

- SnoBears Pottery
- Oh My Art Studio

- Mud Sweat and Gears
- Golden Scarab
- Gifts by Gracey Celtic Jewelry
- Behind the Faces Pottery
- Dragon and Thistle Leather works
- Highland Exposure Photography

- Joseph Bankier Scottish T-Shirts and Art

- Oliver Grealish Celtic Crafts and Jewellery
- The Cottage Herbal Handcrafted Teas, Herbs and more

- Highland In Style

- Clan Buchanan Society International

- Clan Hay
- Ellerslie and Caledonian Scottish Country Dance
- Rose and Thistle Pipe Band
- Edmonton Clansmen Rugby Club

- Sherwood Park Highland Gathering Tent

Food Trucks and Food Carts

- Edmonton Scottish Society - Haggis on a Bun, Sausage Rolls Beans

- Winstons Fish and Chips

- Smoke 'N Spudz

Bucking Good Eats

- Joannes Food Truck

- The Davinci Cone

British Car Show
- Can-AM Prairie Region

Kids Zone
- Thistle Hill Farms Petting Zoo

- Kids Activity Area

- Bouncy Castle

- Bouncy Castle by Re/Max Events
- Face Painting by Skye 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Pipes and Drums Competition

Highland Dance Competitions

Scottish Country Dance Demonstration

Heavy Events Competition

Wee Heavies

All Ages Beer Garden

- Serving Guinness, Traditional, Coors, local craft beer, seltzers and more including the official ESS 2023 Highland Gathering Lager from Towne Square Brewing
- Whisky Tasting Pub with 12 different Whisky offerings to try. Purchase tickets at the beer tent $25.00 or online HERE
Whisky Tasting Plus an Etched ESS Whisky Glass $35.00

Pavillion is also open for visitors with additional beer and spirits

Information Booth and First Aid between the grounds and Pavillion

View our overhead grounds map HERE

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This year the Edmonton Scottish Society is hosting live music from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. after the Highland Gathering. This event is included in you admission for the days events.

The event will be held on our stage just outside of our ALL Ages Beer Gardens on the grounds. ID check and wristbands provided for Adults in this area.

Featuring music from Kim Gates and the Dark Frames.

Kim Gates is

A Canadian singer and songwriter, Kim has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences across Western Canada with his soulful lyrics and simple melodies since becoming a full time musician in 2016. Kim plays weekly in Edmonton area pubs and functions, and travels throughout Western Canada performing his original music at festivals and venues. He is influenced by the writing of Steve Earle and Billy Joel, and the music of Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip. Kim performs high energy pub shows with all the songs you love to sing and hear, as well as performances of his soulful original music. Kim released his first album, "Help You Get Back Home" in December 2021, on all streaming platforms and for purchase on his website. Kim and his partner have a 7 year old daughter who has inspired much of his music and is the joy of his life. When Kim's not sharing his musical inspiration with others, he enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

Edmonton Scottish Society club Pipes and Drums band

Opening Pipes and Drums provided by our Club band Clan McNaughton

Alberta Society of Pipes and Drums Competition

Registration for the Edmonton Scottish Society Open Highland Competition HERE

Alberta Scottish Athletic Association Heavy Events Competition
ESS Ceilidh
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