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Highland Gathering

2022 Highland Gathering - August 20th, 2022

The 50th Highland Gathering by The Edmonton Scottish Society

3105-101st SW Edmonton, AB
or

3126 Ewing Trail SW Edmonton, AB
Our property spans two addresses, either one will get you here.

Click Here for the 2022 Highland Gathering Attractions

The 2022 Program and Event Calendar will be added once finalized.

Wish to Volunteer at the Highland Gathering 2023? Click Here
 

Heavy Events Registration Form 2022 Now Available

Registration Ends August 5th

Heavy Events Schedule Highland Festival Aug 20 2022

This years event may involve still photography, video and potential Drone video being taken for the purposes of promotional material.

What is available at the 2022 Highland Gathering?

See Our Page This Years 2022 Gathering and
Our Whisky Tasting Page

Pipes and Drums
Heavy Events
Highland Dance
Country Dance Demonstration
Vendors Row
Food Trucks
ESS Food Tent with Haggis
All Ages Beer Gardens ( More than just beer here
Whisky Tasting in an old Pub
Kids Zone
Petting Zoo
Bouncy Castle
On-site Parking and Park and Ride
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Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting featuring 6 Whisky selections from all areas of Scotland from our friends at Douglas Laing & Co Remarkable Regional Malts Collection. Also the Edmonton Scottish Society will be providing an additional 6 Whisky selections.
Tastings will occur in our inflatable old style pub in the beer garden.

Demostrations

Demostrations

At the Highland Gathering you'll see a variety of demonstrations. From the grace of Scottish Country dancing to traditional Scottish events and activities for the Wee ones - there is something of appeal to all ages.

Clans, Vendors and Food

Clans, Vendors and Food

What's a Highland Gathering without a wee bit of shopping, exploring Scottish Heritage and sampling Scottish food. Each year has something a bit different but always something that will please.

From the Edmonton Scottish Society food tent offering Haggis on a bun and more to a variety of food trucks we are sure everyone will enjoy.

Heavy Events

Heavy Events

Originally Highland Gatherings or Games were all about athletics. Dancing, piping and drumming, food, etc. were all just entertainment but athletics were the main reason Scotsmen gathered. Heavy Events are the remaining truly athletic activity at any modern Highland Gathering.

Registration is now open for the Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Festival for 2021. Link on top of page.

Interested in participating in Heavy Events? You can contact Heavy Events Alberta at heavyevents@heavyevents.ab.ca

Highland Dance

Highland Dance

Highland Dancing is a physically demanding style of dance that developed over a long period of time in Scotland. The precise origins are unknown, but there are many legends and stories surrounding the movements and dances.

Piping and Drumming

Piping and Drumming

Though popular belief sets varying dates for the introduction of bagpipes to Scotland, concrete evidence is limited until approximately the 15th century. The Clan Menzies still owns a remnant of a set of bagpipes said to have been carried at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, though the veracity of this claim is debated. There are many ancient legends and stories about bagpipes which were passed down through minstrels and oral tradition, whose origins are now lost. However, textual evidence for Scottish bagpipes is more definite in 1396, when records of the Battle of the North Inch of Perth reference “warpipes” being carried into battle.