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The Skirl of the Pipes
Dress Code: Kilts & Sporrans
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Halifax Citadel Regimental Association (HCRA)

The HCRA supports programming at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Established on July 10, 1993, it is a non-profit, charitable organization which works in partnership with Parks Canada.The main focus of the HCRA's program is the re-enactment of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot and the 3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery. This extensive living history program runs year-round for visitors to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada.

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The main focus of the HCRA's program is the re-enactment of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot and the 3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery. This extensive living history program runs year-round...

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Regimental Traditions and Symbols

The 78th wore red doublets, kilts, sporrans, feather bonnets and red and white checkered hose stockings. Since the regiment was raised by the Head of the Clan MacKenzie and most...

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Inside the Halifax Citadel the sounds of a modern bustling port city are exchanged for the crack of rifle-fire and the skirl of bagpipes. This film is an introduction to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, featuring the pageantry and the pipes and drums of the 78th Highland Regiment. Watch for drills, sentry duty, firing demonstrations, period military music and the firing of the noon gun.

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Rentals

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School of Piping and Drumming

The School of Piping and Drumming offers year-round instruction in piping and drumming for all levels of playing proficiency.

Ghost
Tours

We are happy to provide a private guide for your group at any time of the year. Begining at sunset, the guide will dedicate 70 minutes to introducing your group to the  side of Citadel Hill rarely shared with visitors. 

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