On the evening of the 4th of November,1898 a group of 19 Scots or Scottish decendents met in the Office of McAllister – Mott in the Bank of Nova Scotia Building, Campbellton, N.B for the purpose of organizing a society of persons of Scottish Birth and Decent.
John McAllister was appointed Chairman and John Montgomery was appointed Secretary. It was moved and carried that a society be formed and named The Caledonian Society of Restigouche. Also approved were the Constitution and By-laws which had been submetted by the Secretary. The following officers were duly nominated and elected:
President- John McAllister, M.P
Vice President- Arch McKenzie,M.P.P
Our Society was Incorporated in 1935
The name chosen”Caledonian” is from the old name “Caledonia” for the part of Scotland Know to us as the highlands. The Romans named the people living north of the firth-Clyde line “Caledonian Picts” or the painted people. they also probably called them a lot of other names as these Picts who where a tribe of Celts were the people the Romans could not Conquer.
purpose of Society
The Society was formed for the purpose of offering relief and assistance to distressed Scotsmen and Decedents and for the purpose of maintaining a social and friendly fellowship and to promote an interest in the History, Literature and Tradition of Scotland!