Commemorating the Battle of Culloden feature in the top things to do in Nova Scotia this weekend. Antigonish Scots feature in this photo:
Peter MacKenzie gave a rousing and inspired address about the Battle of Culloden and the challenges Scottish settlers faced when they arrived in Nova Scotia. (MICHAEL GORMAN / File)
Scots with long memories will gather on Saturday to walk to a Pictou County cairn. The Culloden Memorial Cairn was erected by the descendants of the highland Scots who fled to northern Nova Scotia after Scottish rebels were defeated near Culloden Moor 268 years ago. The march with bagpipers will begin at 10:45 a.m. on the side of Highway 245 in Knoydart, Pictou County, and proceed to the cairn where a service will be held.