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December 2018

St. Louis St. Andrew’s Society Social Night

December 13
Webster Groves, MO MO United States

A social night to give people a chance to meet officers and fellow members to answer any and all questions they have about the society, everyone is welcome and can bring guests too at Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Glasgow Phoenix Choir: Celebrate Christmas

December 14
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir is delighted to be performing a concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for one of their most enjoyable concerts of the year. Info: www.phoenixchoir.org

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Pipes of Christmas

December 15
New York – USA New York, NY USA

20th Anniversary of NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert.From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave. at 73rd St. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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Celtic Christmas Crafts & Traditions Workshop

December 15
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn about Christmas traditions in the Celtic countries. Write a Christmas greeting in your medieval or modern Celtic language of choice. Hosted by Australian School of Celtic Learning at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts 280 Pitt t. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Khancoban Carols Pipes and Drums

December 15
Khancoban, NSW Australia

Presented by Tumbarumba Pipe Band and Khancoban Alpine Inn. A free evening of Celtic and Christmas music, including pipes culminating in Massed Pipe Band performances throughout the evening. Info: Joanne Lorimar 0417 219 743.

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 16
Summit, NJ NJ United States

20th Anniversary of NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas concert. From the bold sounds of the bagpipes and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, the Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

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St Andrew’s Society of Montreal Children’s Christmas Party

December 16
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

There will be food, games, presents and Santa Claus at Black Watch Armoury, 2067 Rue de Bleury. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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A Celtic Christmas

December 22
Thornbury, VIC Australia

Scottish rockers Claymore are bringing together some of their musical mates for a special evening of entertainment with fantastic special guests Colin Lillie, Saoirse, the Hawthorn City Pipe Band and the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers at The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High St. Info: 03 9484 9831 or [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School Nelson 2018/19

December 28, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

The RSCDS New Zealand Branch Inc. extends a warm invitation for all Scottish country dancers to attend the Summer School. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz

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Ceilidh Club

December 28
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

December 29
Ayr – Scotland Ayr, Scotland

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple at Ayr Town Hall. Info: www.redhotchillipipers.co.uk

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2019

December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations. Three days of spectacular events, as Scotland shows the world how to celebrate. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Caledonian Castaways “pre-Hogmanay” show

December 30
St Kilda, VIC Australia

Traditional Scottish celebration – Untraditional Scottish band. Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s blues/roots scene. Their original material covers amusing and heart warming stories about their various journeys from Scotland to Australia at Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland St. Info:  https://www.memomusichall.com.au/memo-gig/the-caledonian-castaways-pre-hogmanay-show/

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

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Hogmanay Hoolie

December 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Celebrate the beginning of 2019 with a seven-course banquet, dancing until 5am and a champagne reception with a view of the Edinburgh Castle fireworks for the bells at Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place. Info: www.ghillie-dhu.co.uk

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Stonehaven Fireballs Ceremony

December 31
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

Welcome in the new year with friends and family watching as a troupe of revellers parade up the High Street swinging balls of fire around their heads which create patterns in the air and light up the dark skies: and for which the finale is looping the fireballs into the Harbour. This is followed by ... Read more

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Hogmanay at Atholl Palace

December 31
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Celebrate Hogmanay at Atholl Palace enjoying the Highland setting, the blazing log fires, the delightfully relaxing surroundings, the many years of experience on hand and that special atmosphere for the big night. With Hjaltibohoga, Ceilidh dancing and from Buck’s Fizz Brunch and Mulled Wine, you will create memories to last a lifetime this Hogmanay at ... Read more

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Glenview Hogmanay Dance and Ceilidh

December 31
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Start 2019 off on the right foot, join your friends for an evening of dancing to Scotch Mist. Bring and share refreshments at the end of dancing prior to midnight at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave. Info: www.glenviewscdg.org

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Hogman-eh!

December 31
Ottawa, ON Canada

Join the Scottish Society of Ottawa for a free New Year’s Celebration – Scottish style – at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, the largest Hogmanay celebration outside of Scotland! The evening starts with the Great Scot! Kidzone, featuring Highland and Scottish Country Dancing and other fun family activities. At 7:00 p.m., revelers will celebrate midnight ... Read more

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Stirling’s Hogmanay

December 31
Stirling – Scotland Stirling , Scotland

Bring in the New Year on Stirling Castle Esplanade with live music, food and a spectacular fireworks display. Two celebrations will take place at the castle; an early family-friendly fireworks event, which will be followed by a later Midnight Hogmanay celebration featuring live music performances and fireworks at midnight. Info: www.stirlingwinterfestival.com

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January 2019

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2019
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games to take place each year in the world, bagpipes, Scottish dance, Clans, tartan and more. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2019
Maryborough – Australia Maryborough, VIC Australia

Start the year off Scottish at Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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OttScot Festival

January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Ottawa, ON Canada

The Scottish Society of Ottawa wants to emphasize our role and mission in further connecting people in our city with Scottish culture, folklore and history through the 2019 OttScot Festival. This month-long celebration will be kicked off with Hogman-eh!, and feature the Great Canadian Kilt Skate, our Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh and a number ... Read more

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Fire and Light

January 1, 2019 - January 2, 2019
Falkirk – Scotland Falkirk, Scotland

Start your New Year with a magical 3km walk around the Helix, Home of the Kelpies. The park will be transformed into an extraordinary spectacle of fire performances, interactive light installations, breath-taking puppetry, enchanting sculptures, and animated projections depicting the zodiac signs. Info: www.thehelix.co.uk/fireandlight

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

January 4, 2019
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

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RNZPBA Summer School

January 6, 2019 - January 11, 2019
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The largest Summer School in the Southern Hemisphere offers Jack Lee and Reid Maxwell from world-famous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Canada); fantastic tutors from New Zealand and additional international tutors at St Andrew’s College, Papanui Rd. Info: [email protected] or www.nzpipebands.org.nz/education/summer-school

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The Burning of the Clavie

January 11, 2019
Burghead, Moray United Kingdom

A fire festival unique to Burghead, which greets the New Year. The significance of the 11th January dates back to the 1750's, when the Julian calendar was reformed in Britain. Info: www.burghead.com/clavie

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

January 11, 2019
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Scottish Gaelic Poetry Seminar

January 12, 2019
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Poetry is a fascinating and beautiful way in to language and culture. In this half-day seminar, we will read and discuss a selection of Scottish Gaelic poems and songs in Gaelic with English translations. No knowledge of Gaelic is required, at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

January 13, 2019
Weston, ACT Australia

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology. Prented by the Australian School of Celtic Learning at Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 13, 2019
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! At Seven Oaks Sports Complex 725 Kingsbury Ave. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Celtic Connections

January 17, 2019 - February 3, 2019
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music, featuring artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talent. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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The 24th Burns Night Gala Celebration

January 18, 2019
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Honor and celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music with The American-Scottish Foundation. A wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition at the University Club. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.c

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
Winter Springs – USA Winter Springs, FL USA

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit. Presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh

January 19, 2019
Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard with The Scottish Society of Ottawa. An evening of revelry, haggis & whisky at Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr. Info: Sherry Sharpe at [email protected] or 613-762-4134 or see: https://ottscot.ca/burns-supper-ottawa

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Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 19, 2019
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! At Natrel Skating Rink, Vieux Port, 333 Rue de la Commune O. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Hunter Valley Scots Burns Night

January 19, 2019
Argenton, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie with food, music and dance. Info: www.huntervalleyscotsclub.org.au

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Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Study Day

January 19, 2019
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Spend a day looking at early medieval Celtic illuminated manuscripts from the modest Book of Mulling to the extravagant Book of Kells. Our list will include Scotland’s only securely identified example, the Book of Deer, together with better- and lesser-known examples from various parts of Great Britain and Ireland, at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, ... Read more

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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

January 20, 2019 - January 22, 2019
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland's biggest trade show for the gift, homewares, jewellery, fashion accessories, craft and textiles market at the SEC. Trade only event. Info: www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

January 20, 2019 - January 22, 2019
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Scotland's biggest trade show for the gift, homewares, jewellery, fashion accessories, craft and textiles market at the SEC. Trade only event. Info: www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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St Andrew’s Society of Montreal Burns Supper

January 24, 2019
Montréal, QC Canada

An evening to celebrate Robert Burns at the Mount Royal Club. Share a wee dram with friends, enjoy a traditional Scottish meal (with a gourmet flair) and raise your glasses in a toast to the lads and lassies. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Big Burns Supper

January 24, 2019 - February 3, 2019
Dumfries – Scotland Dumfries, Scotland

The world’s biggest contemporary Burns celebrations with 111 events across 11 days of world class music, comedy, theatre and cabaret. Info: www.bigburnssupper.com or 01381 271 820.

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A Traditional Robbie Burns Supper

January 24, 2019
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Presented by the Toronto East Rotary Club with traditional Scottish Fare including Haggis, Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Neeps & Tatties, Steak Pie and Tipsy Laird. Cash Bar featuring wine, ale and a variety of Scotch whiskies at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr. Info: www.torontoeastrotary.com

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2019
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Includes the Address the Haggis, 3 course dinner, music and more at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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A Night of Robert Burns

January 25, 2019
Lyons, NT Australia

Celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance at Tracy Village Social and Sports Club Bistro, 28 Tambling Tce. Info: Moyston Wright 0487 407 672 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-robert-burns-tickets-52244541831?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

Join the City of Hobart Pipe Band to toast the Immortal Memory. Whisky, haggis, bagpipes, The Iain MacLeod Ceilidh Band, dancing for everyone, fine company and excellent craic. Info: www.cohhpb.org.au

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Ceilidh Club

January 25, 2019
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Celebrate Robert Burns at St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

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Calgary Burns Club Burns Supper

January 25, 2019
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

The Calgary Burns Club holds the memory of Robert Burns and the fellowship arising out of that memory to be one of the most important aspects of being Scottish Calgarians, the event will be at the Telus Convention Centre. Info: www.calgaryburnsclub.com

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Robbie Burns Night

January 25, 2019
Bethlehem, PA PA United States

Celebrate the life and times of Scotland’s most famous historical figure, Robbie Burns. Come dressed in your best Scottish or Formal Gear to honor the occasion at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub, 534 Main St. Info: www.redstagpub.com

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Turakina Highland Games

January 26, 2019
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

Celebrating everything Scottish with Highland & National dancing, the New Zealand Open Solo Piping Championships, pipe bands and traditional Scottish field events. Many Clans are represented and members are happy to help you research your Celtic heritage at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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Burns Supper

January 26, 2019
Charleston – USA Charleston, SC USA

Come celebrate the birth of Robert Burns with the Scottish Society of Charleston. A night of good food, good drink, and good fellowship at Daniel Island Club, 600 Island Park Dr. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

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Burns Supper & Dance

January 26, 2019
Cobourg, ON Canada

Join the Cobourg Highland Games Society and be entertained by the Lindsay Rose Highland Dancers, The Cobourg Legion (Police) Pipe Band and Madman's Window Celtic Band. Get your dancing shoes on, and join us for some traditional Scottish dancing, and let's have a Ceilidh. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Burns Ceilidh 2019

January 26, 2019
Ottawa, ON Canada

A 128 year tradition carried on by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band. Our evening includes a buffet dinner - with the address to the haggis - silent auction, cash bar, pipes and drums and highland dance entertainment - ceilidh music by Occasional Pudding and more at St Joe's Church Hall, 174 Wilbrod St. Info: ... Read more

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Saint Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles Burns Supper

January 26, 2019
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

Celebrate Robert Burns with food, music, poetry and fun. Info: www.saintandrewsla.org

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25th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

January 26, 2019
Sarasota, FL FL United States

Gather up your family and friends and come discover the rest of your Clan at Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Supper

January 26, 2019
Hollywood, FL United States

The Scottish American Society of South Florida invites you for a Dinner, Concert & Dance at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club 400 Entrada Dr. Info: 786 205-5350 or www.sassf.org

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The Guelph Pipe Band Burns Supper

January 26, 2019
Rockwood, ON Canada

The night will include: The address to the haggis, toast to the laddies and laddies, a live Ceilidh band, a performance by the Guelph Pipe Band, Scottish Country dancing as well as Highland dancers at Rockmosa Community Hall, 110 Rockmosa Dr. Info: www.guelphpipeband.com

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 26, 2019
Saskatoon, SK Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! Info: www.kiltskate.com

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The Halifax Burns Club Burns Supper

January 26, 2019
Halifax, NS Canada

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the world's greatest romantic poet with music, poetry and good fellowship in the name of the bard at the Delta Halifax. Info: www.halifaxburnsclub.org

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2019 Scottish Universities Burns Night & Ceilidh

January 26, 2019
Washington, DC DC United States

The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Info: [email protected]

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Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 26, 2019
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Enjoy our traditional Burns Supper Ceilidh, and celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns. Including a traditional supper while you are captivated by the address to the haggis and all the formalities at Ipswich Masonic Lodge, 82A Nicholas St. Info: [email protected] or 0429 362 142.

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 27, 2019
Ottawa, ON Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! At Lansdowne Park Skating Court, near the Aberdeen Pavilion. Info: https://ottscot.ca/sso-calendar/the-great-canadian-kilt-skate

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 27, 2019
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info: Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 27, 2019
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! At Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Up Helly Aa 2019

January 29, 2019
Lerwick – Scotland Lerwick, Shetland Scotland

Europe’s largest fire festival. Every year the historic event includes a thousand-strong torchlight procession takes place in the village and ends with the iconic burning of a replica Viking Longship. Info: www.uphellyaa.org

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February 2019

Tartan Kilt Skate NYC

February 2, 2019
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Gather the Clan for NYC's first kilt skate at Bryant Park, 6th Avenue at W 42nd St. Info: www.kiltskate.com/new-york-city-2019

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 4, 2019 - March 25, 2019
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Eight week course aimed at beginners (and improvers). Learn the basic steps and formations along with some simple but fun Scottish country dances. A great way to keep fit and make friends. No partner required at Fort Street Public School, The Rocks. Info: www.trybooking.com/445875 or Diana, 0413542552, [email protected]

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Robert Burns Supper

February 8, 2019
San Francisco, CA CA United States

Celebrate the Bard with The Saint Andrew’s Society of San Francisco at The City Club. Info: www.saintandrewssocietysf.org

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Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 9, 2019
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

A fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one in New Zealand to hold an evening Tattoo at the Paeroa Domain. Info: www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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Six Nations: Scotland Vs Ireland

February 9, 2019
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Scotland take on Ireland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield Stadium. Info: www.scottishrugby.org

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Pipes In The Park 2019

February 9, 2019
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Clans, castles (of the bouncy kind) and craft markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

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2019 SQRCHDI Workshop

February 9, 2019
Manly West, QLD Australia

South Queensland Regional Committee of Highland Dancing are once again thrilled to host a fun-filled weekend of highland dancing to kick start your dancing year. An educational, inspirational and social program at Moreton Bay College, Hargreaves Rd, Manly West. Info:   www.highlanddancecomps.com.au

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 10, 2019
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan! At Calgary Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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Scottish Gaelic Retreat

February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Callala Beach, NSW Australia

Spend a weekend immersed in Scottish Gaelic at beautiful Callala Beach on the NSW South Coast. Formal Gaelic language classes will be interspersed with gentle walks on the beach, cooking traditional Scottish dishes and enjoying the outdoors – all in Gaelic. No prior knowledge of Gaelic required. Info: www.celticlearningcomau.wordpress.com

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 17, 2019
Richmond, TAS Australia

St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania, Scottish dancing and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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RSCDS Winter School

February 17, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Held in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, the RSCDS Winter School, has Scottish country dance classes held at different venues around Pitlochry. Classes are held every morning and there are optional classes in the afternoon — a full day of dancing if your feet are up for it! Info: www.rscds.org

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WhiskyFête 2019

February 21, 2019
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

Montreal's most unique Scotch Tasting event, an evening of unique and rare whiskies at The Mount Royal Club. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 23, 2019
Maxville, ON Canada

Indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage, a chance to nurture your inner Scot. A spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude, and wear Canada’s favourite colour – tartan at Maxville & District Sports Complex, 25 Fair St. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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March 2019

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2, 2019
Quirindi, NSW Australia

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Longfield Oval Sporting Precinct, Henry St. Info: [email protected] or www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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Scots Day Out

March 2, 2019
Bendigo – Australia Bendigo, VIC Australia

Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and events and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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55th Anniversay Phoenix Scottish Games

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Phoenix – USA Phoenix, AZ USA

Presented by The Caledonian Society of Arizona at Steele Indian School Park, highlights include: Genealogy tent, traditional and modern Scottish tunes, competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and more. Info: 480-788-6694 or www.arizonascots.com

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 2, 2019
Plantation – USA Plantation, FL USA

Celebrate Scotland at Plantation Heritage Park with pipe bands, Clans , Scottish dance and more. Info: www.sassf.org

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Papakura Pipe Band’s Mini Pipe Band Contest

March 2, 2019
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Battling it out on stage will be New Zealand's top pipe bands showcasing their talent in a relaxed backyard bar environment at Murphy's Law, 200 Great South Rd. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019
St. Augustine, FL FL United States

Celtic artisans, Celtic food, and more in America’s Oldest Celtic City at Francis Field, 29 W Castillo Dr. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2019
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

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Curling for Dummies

March 16, 2019
Montreal – Canada Montreal, QC Canada

Presented by the St Andrew’s Society of Montreal at the Montreal West Curling Club. All of the curlers, whether experienced players or complete beginners, can have a great time shooting and chasing the rocks over the ice. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 17, 2019
Corio – Australia Corio, VIC Australia

One of Victoria’s largest and best Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans and more at Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Winnipeg Scottish Festival

March 23, 2019
Winnipeg – Canada Winnipeg, MB Canada

Piping events and more. Info: www.winnipegscottishfestival.com

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Madison Scottish Country Dancers Ball Weekend

March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Madison WI United States

Madison Scottish Country Dancers are thrilled to welcome A Parcel of Rogues back to the shores of Loch Mendota at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union's newly renovated Great Hall their 41st Scottish country dance ball. Info: www.madisonscottishcountrydancers.org

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31, 2019
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 3pm - 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar - 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 31, 2019
Ringwood – Australia Wantirna, VIC Australia

Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at J.W.Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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The Scots College and Pipe Bands Australia (NSW) Highland Gathering

March 31, 2019
Bellevue Hill, NSW Australia

The Scots College Pipes and Drums in conjunction with the NSW branch of Pipe Bands Australia are excited to announce the return of the Scottish Highland Gathering to Sydney which will feature Pipe Band competitions, Highland Dancing, the Heavy Lifters (kilt wearing strongmen) and fair featuring stalls selling Scottish goods, fine food, gifts and artisan ... Read more

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April 2019

Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6, 2019
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish event with pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dancing, music, heavy events, stalls and more-a great day for the entire family in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

April 6, 2019
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Pipe bands, Scottish dancing, entertainment, athletics and more at Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 6, 2019
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Celebrate Tartan Day in the Big Apple. The Parade starts at 2.00pm at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th St. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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BBC Highland Gathering 2019

April 13, 2019
Toowong, QLD Australia

The BBC Highland Gathering is a brilliant day with Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Medieval Re-enactment, Highland Dancing, stalls and more at Brisbane Boys' College. Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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Maclean Highland Gathering

April 19, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Maclean – Australia Maclean, NSW Australia

In the Scottish town of Australia with full pipe band and solo piping competitions, Highland dancers, stalls and more. Info: Mobile: 0429 842 472 or www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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May 2019

Australian Celtic Festival

May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Glen Innes – Australia Glen Innes, NSW Australia

Celebrating Celtic culture amongst the Australian Standing Stones with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and ceremony. 2019 is the Year of Scotland. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5, 2019
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping session, 3pm - 5:30pm, upstairs at The Last Jar - 616 Elizabeth Street (cnr Queensberry St). Info: [email protected]

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The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2019

May 16, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Tickets available at venues and all usual outlets. Full tour dates and details at: https://www.themusichouse.com.au/files/tour-detail.php?id=82

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May 26, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Wingham – Australia Wingham, NSW Australia

Presented by Manning Valley Historical Society a week long program of Scottish themed events including a Scottish concert, Genealogy Fair, Highland Games, Ceilidh and more. Info: John 02 6556 9057 or www.bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org

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June 2019

New England Piping & Drumming Academy 2019

June 16, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Byfield, MA ME United States

Held at the Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, the annual Scottish bagpiping and drumming seminar. Small classes, intense instruction, and great camaraderie make this summer camp a must. Info: Bruce Beavis 773-580-1733 or [email protected]

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National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Clan Sinclair Members from around the world will be arriving in Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Clan Sinclair Association of Canada with events, talks and more .Info: George Sinclair 705 756-8889, [email protected] or www.clansinclair.ca

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 22, 2019
Kingsville, ON Canada

The Kingsville Highland Games will once again grace the north shores of Lake Erie in a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Beautiful Lakeside Park provides the backdrop for the skirl of the bagpipes, the triumphant roars of the caber tossers and the energetic highland dancers. Info: 519-733-2305.

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July 2019

Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Camperdown, VIC Australia

With great music, guest performers, and lecture series coordinated by the Camperdown Historical Society, Highland Dancing, poetry, Golf Day, Pipes and Drums.  New events will include music workshops and master classes, in-schools music program, dinner at the Masonic Lodge with haggis and Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, music and dancing. Info: Chris ... Read more

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Parkville, VIC Australia

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, for a fun filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians. Info: www.melbourne2019ws.com

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Vernon – Canada Vernon, BC Canada

A musical extravaganza of pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers and singers of all ages brought together in an action packed, non-stop choreographed two-hour event at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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August 2019

The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Fergus – Canada Fergus, ON Canada

Scotland comes to Fergus with highland dance, Clans, pipe bands and much more. One of Canada's top Scottish festivals. Info: 1 866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com. 

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October 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

One of the greatest shows on earth, featuring more than 1200 performers from around the world, heads to Sydney direct from its annual season on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. Info: www.edinburghtattoosydney.com.au

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