Wilson’s Point awarded $215,000 from federal agency

Wilson’s Point awarded $215,000 from federal agency

The foundations of an 18th century Presbyterian church, built by the area’s first Scottish settlers, will form the cornerstone for the redevelopment of Wilson’s Point. A church replica will be built over the foundation, which will house an interpretive museum.

This project, undertaken by the Scottish Heritage Association (Miramichi) Inc., also includes redeveloping a trail network, repairing and refurbishing headstones in the church cemetery, building a docking wharf and creating a monument to commemorate William Davidson, the first Scottish settler on the Miramichi.

The project is being made possible in part by an Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency investment of $215,673 through its Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF).

“Our association was very pleased to receive word that ACOA had supported our efforts to restore Wilson’s Point at the Enclosure. This will allow us to preserve and promote the Scottish Heritage of Wilson’s Point,” said Frank Menzies, chair of the Scottish Heritage Association (Miramichi) Inc.

“We are very grateful for the assistance we received from the Highland Society of New Brunswick at Miramichi, our local MP Charles Hubbard, our association members who have worked tirelessly to make this project a reality, as well as other supporters in our community. We look forward to starting work on this project as soon as possible.”

This project forms a part of Miramichi’s riverfront development strategy, and will provide an excellent opportunity to complement the Miramichi’s other visitor attractions.