You Don’t Want to Miss This Year’s Events

Clan Avenue

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Find out about your own heritage or the history of different clans from near and far on our Clan Avenue!

This year we are sure to hear some great stories from clans like MacDougall, MacPherson, Fergusson Cameron and more, in addition to the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada. They are sure to share wonderful stories that will take you on fascinating journeys of history and cultural heritage – conversations that help you have a richer, deeper connection to your roots while you enjoy the bustle of the surrounding Festival.

Heavy Athletic Events

Stone Throw

A stone is thrown in a style similar to the modern shot-put for maximum distance. The modern Track and Field shot-put has, in fact, its roots in the Heavy Events.

Weights (For Distance)

These weights are metal with a chain and ring handle. The weights include Light (28lb) and Heavy (56lb) with the overall length of each implement being 18 inches. The athlete has a 9’ run up and must throw the weight with one hand. The object is to throw the weight as far as possible.

Weights (Over the Bar)

The weight is thrown one-handed over a bar set at increasing heights. The weight is attached to a metal ring handle. The thrower has three tries for each height (12-25 lbs).

Hammer Throw

The hammer head is metal, and the shaft is wood (rattan or bamboo),or plastic eg. PVC pipe. The total weight of each hammer is 16 lbs (light) and 22 lbs (heavy). The length of the hammer can be no longer than 50” overall. The hammer must be thrown with the feet in a fixed position, but a competitor may move his feet after the hammer is released.


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The Pipers are Coming!

In the town of Kincardine we are blessed with having our own pipe band, the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, whom have are believed to be the oldest street pipe band with unbroken service in Ontario! We are spoiled with their sounds that can be heard through town all summer long on Saturday nights.

That been said, we as the official Scottish Festival for the town are always delighted to invite other pipe bands to come and take part.

This is a long tradition of the festival and is cherished by all those who attend each year, both locally and from afar.

Last year we welcomed the Guelph pipe band and this year we cannot wait to see who will join us in celebrating all things Scottish.

And of course MUSIC!!

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Stay Tuned for news on this year's performers!

The board take special care in selecting musicians both locally and afar that will celebrate our Scottish heritage, bring together our community and most importantly, bring the fun!

The full band schedule will be published once confirmed and can be found  here.