School Groups

Looking for a great experience for your class?

The Highland Village is an outdoor classroom where students can come to learn about the lives of the Gaels and Gaelic culture through interpretive staff, hands-on experience, and physical presence in four distinct themes: Life in Gaelic Scotland, Pioneer Life in Nova Scotia, Farm Life, and Village Life. Highland Village can accommodate both elementary and secondary students both here on site and in your classroom.

For a list of themes and related age groups please see our Resources for Teachers. Click for a pdf of orientation and procedures for On-site Visits.

Booking Information

On-site Visits 
The Highland Village site offers a varied learning environment for school children. The Village is open to receive visitors from June 1 to October 20. Admission for school groups is $5 per student. Chaperones are admitted free. *Please book in advance. A minimum of two weeks is preferable.

Sgadan is Buntata - An in-class cultural experience
The Highland Village in-class cultural experience brings presentations of Nova Scotian Gaelic folkways to public schools. Our Sgadan's Buntata program is a great way to increase awareness the material culture of Gaelic Nova Scotia, and give students an amazing experience and introduction to the Gaels language and customs.  Up to three sessions can be arranged for a school on the same day. A nominal charge of $2 per student will be charged to help defray presentation costs.  *This program will be offered the week of May 16 to May 19, 2016 during Mìos na Gàidhlig – Month of the Gaels. We are willing to travel within Cape Breton-Victoria & Strait Regional School Boards.

**Book early for maximum availability.

For more information or to book a tour:
Phone:  902-725-2272 or toll free at 1-866-4GAELIC  (1-866-442-3542)
Fax:  902-725-2227
Email: highlandvillage@novascotia.ca or by our online form contact us.