Founded in 1980, the NBSCA encourages interest in the history, traditions, arts and crafts, and culture of Scotland and of those of Scottish descent and those interested in Scottish culture in New Brunswick. The NBSCA also works with Scottish cultural associations spread throughout the province.
146,230 New Brunswickers claim Scottish descent (Census of Canada, 2016).
In its early years most of the energy of NBSCA members went into the creation and operation of the New Brunswick Highland Games. Now organized by an independent association, the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival is an annual cultural and tourism highlight.
Throughout its history the NBSCA has published a quarterly newsletter, the New Brunswick Scottish Journal. Available in print and online, the Scottish Journal keeps members in touch with Scottish activities across the province and includes history and stories of Scots in New Brunswick. Brunswick
A major NBSCA initiative in recent years has been New Brunswick Scottish History, a website providing free online access to archival data, useful for family history, and stories of Scots in New Brunswick to create a broader understanding of Scottish history in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association website: NBSCA Website
New Brunswick Scottish History: Scottish History Website
See the recent issue of the New Brunswick Scottish Journal NB Scottish Journal
NBSCA Facebook: Facebook Page
NBSCA Twitter: Twitter Page
and Twitter @nbsca to reach people outside of the membership who are interested in Scottish heritage and culture in New Brunswick.