Award of Merit Recipients

In 1979, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society, the board instituted an annual Award of Merit program. The program was designed to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the Highland Village and/or to Scottish Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia.

Award Recipients:

1979 
Tom Cash

1980
Major C.I.N. MacLeod

1981
Rev. A.D. MacKinnon

1982
CBC Sydney

1983
Stephen Rory MacNeil

1984
Rev. A. A. Ross

1985
Peter F. MacLean

1986
Capt. Angus MacNeil

Hugh J. Murphy
Hugh F. MacKenzie
Bill McCormack

1987
John Dan & Catherine MacNeil

1988
Joe Neil MacNeil

1989
Dr. Donald Ferguson

1990
Frances Hector MacNeil

1991
Margaret & Archie Neil Chisholm

1992
Rev. John Angus Rankin

1993
Donnie Campbell

1994
Hector MacKenzie (Special)

Archie Alex MacKenzie

1995
Rev. Donald Sutherland

1996
Malcolm S. (Maxie) MacNeil

1997
Alex C. MacLean

1998
Evan Lloyd

1999
Ray “Mac” MacDonald         

2000
Mae Cameron

2001
Vincent W. MacLean

2002
Catherine “Honey FX” MacNeil

2003
The Boisdale Trio - Janet Cameron, Paul Wukitsch and Joe Peter MacLean

Iona Gaelic Singers - Beth MacNeil, Peter MacLean, John Dan MacNeil, Dan Rory MacNeil, Joe MacNeil, Michael MacNeil, Jim Francis MacNeil, Maxie MacNeil, John Rory MacNeil, Rod C. MacNeil, Jamie MacNeil, Michael John Mickey MacNeil, Neil John Gillis and Johnny Gillis
 

2004
Mary Margaret MacLean

2005
J. Bruce MacNeil

2006
James O. St Clair

2007
Dan E. MacNeil

2008
David Newlands

2009
Aggie MacLeannan

2010
Jean & Columba MacNeil

2011
Helen MacNeil 
Lou MacKenzie

2012
Catherine Alex MacNeil
Anna Hector MacNeil (Posthumously)

2013
Rod C. MacNeil
Joe Peter MacLean (Posthumously)

2014
Hector MacNeil
Féis An Eilein

Award of Merit Policy & Nomination From - PDF 
Award of Merit Policy & Nomination Form - Word Doc.