Formed in 1983, the Ceilidh Society of Scotstown had the express
purpose of preserving and promoting the Scottish culture and
heritage in the community. In order to do this, the Society
organizes four major Scottish activities each year.
Robbie Burns Dinner, Scotstown - January
Tartan Ball, Sherbrooke - May
Family Day Picnic, Scotstown - August
"Kirkin'O'The Tartans" - Scotstown - September
the Scottish population of the Scotstown region has noticably
diminished of late, it once was a thriving Scottish community.
Settled in the middle of the 19th Century by Scottish immigrants
brought to the region by the British Land Company, the town
became the centre of one of the very few Scottish communities
in the Province of Quebec. The names of villages and districts
within the region give evidence of their Scotian roots - Tolsta,
Dell, Galson, Stornoway, Chisla, and Balallan.
preservation of this heritage is of considerable concern and
interest to residents, and the organization has taken the
lead in ensuring that Scottish traditions will live on in
the community. There is now firm evidence of the success of
Madeline Irving, President
472 Route 257,
Scotstown, Quebec J0B 3B0
Tel: (819) 657-4609