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Purpose

The purpose of the Greater Moncton Scottish Association Inc. (GMSA) is the study, promotion and participation of Scottish culture in all of its forms.

John Patterson, President

Presidents Message

Welcome to our association website. I would like to thank you for showing interest in the Scottish culture and in particular the Scottish culture in the Greater Moncton area. Members of The Greater Moncton Scottish Association (GMSA) have been studying and promoting Scottish culture for over 35 years and I invite you to join us in this effort.

Whether you can claim to have come here from Scotland or have just an ancestor from Scotland I am sure you will find something will stir deep within your soul if you attend any of our events. For those who have no Scottish ancestry but have an interest or curiosity about what Scots are all about, you too are most welcome to join us at our association events. We want to share our heritage with you and hope this might provide an opportunity for you to share a bit of your heritage with us.

The Greater Moncton Scottish Association has a busy calendar of events. We start our year in January with our AGM and Robbie Burns dinner; on April 6th our Tartan Day celebrations start with raising the flag of Scotland at City Hall followed by lunch at the Pump House Brewery. In June the Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival is our flagship event. It is a great outdoors extravaganza of piping, dancing, Scottish heavy events sports like tossing the caber (think telephone poles), live Celtic music, food, cultural displays and much more.
November has St. Andrew's Day and GMSA members create a float for the Moncton Santa Claus Parade.
We end our year in December with the GMSA Highland
Dance Competition.

Come out to explore and enjoy our Scottish culture. Membership is not required to participate but if you do enjoy our events, I hope you will consider joining us in an active way.