Glooscap is a figure that features heavily in Mikmaq creation stories. One favourite is that when Glooscap slept, Nova Scotia was his bed, and Prince Edward Island was his pillow. This statue can be outside the Glooscap Interpretive Centre in Truro, N.S.
The oldest games outside of Scotland are in Antigonish, Nova Scotia – 152 years old. Nova Scotia has the reputation of being more Scottish than Scotland. Populated predominantly due to the Highland clearances, the majority of names, especially on Cape Breton, would be easily recognized in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, with a bit of Irish and French Acadian names mixed in. Excerpt from "Highland Games" by Jim McQuiston in our November 2014 issue, FREE at www.celticguide.com.