2023 Highland Gathering - June 25th, 2023
The 50th Highland Gathering by The Edmonton Scottish Society
3105-101st SW Edmonton, AB
3126 Ewing Trail SW Edmonton, AB
Our property spans two addresses, either one will get you here.
The 2023 Program and Event Calendar will be added once finalized.
Wish to Volunteer at the Highland Gathering 2023? Click Here
Registration Ends June 2 2023
Heavy Events Schedule Highland Festival Jun 25 2023 HERE
Alberta Society of Pipes and Drums ASPD Schedule HERE
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 2023 Highland Gathering?
Pipes and Drums
Country Dance Demonstration
Classic and Vintage British Car Show
Scottish Soccer Teams Game in the Dome
ESS Food Tent with Haggis
All Ages Beer Gardens ( More than just beer here)
Official 2023 ESS Highland Lager from Towne Square Brewing
Whisky Tasting in the Tasting Pub
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Highland Festival 2023 Site Map - Click the image
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Additional Highland Events in the area.
The Edmonton Scottish Society believes in promoting groups and events that promote Scottish Culture. The Edmonton and northern Alberta area hosts several Highland events people can enjoy. In addition to our Highland Gathering we believe you should visit these other Gatherings and show your support for these wonderful events.