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October 2017

Develop your Scottish Country Dancing

October 9 - November 27
The Rocks, NSW Australia + Google Map

This course is for dancers who have some Scottish Country dancing experience and wish to improve their technique and knowledge of the dance figures. It is an ideal follow-on for anybody who has attended our stage 1 course or anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to brush up on their skills. The course ... Read more

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November 2017

Oban Winter Festival

November 17 - November 26
Oban – Scotland, Oban, Scotland + Google Map

The coastal town gets frosty with a series of activities. Info: www.obanwinterfestival.com

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Edinburgh’s Christmas

November 17, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland + Google Map

Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city centre. Info: www.edinburghschristmas.com

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Dundee Mountain Film Festival

November 23 - November 25
Dundee – Scotland, Dundee, Scotland + Google Map

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival at Bonar Hall, The University of Dundee, Park Place. Info: www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk

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Ceilidh Club

November 24
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

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 Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

November 24
Red Hill, QLD Australia + Google Map

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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Gaelic Weekend

November 24 - November 26
St. Anns, NS, Canada + Google Map

Take some time to develop your Gaelic skills Spend the weekend at The Gaelic College while learning the Gaelic language in an exciting, useful, and enthralling way. Info: 902 295 3411 or www.gaeliccollege.edu

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147th Annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 24
Winnipeg – Canada, Winnipeg, MB Canada + Google Map

Join the St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg and celebrate Scotland's patron saint at Fort Garry Hotel. Info: www.standrews-wpg.ca

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81st annual St. Andrew’s Night Banquet

November 24
Embro – Canada, Embro, ON Canada + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland at Embro Zorra Community Centre, 355644 35th Line. Info: Jim Walton 519-475-4451 or [email protected]

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RSCDS Toronto’s 60th Anniversary Dance 

November 25
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Toronto celebrates their Diamond Anniversary year with a gala dance at the Sala Caboto Ball room. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

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Celtic Festival at the Farm

November 25
Parker, TX, United States + Google Map

Spend a beautiful fall day with us on a working farm, where Celts and Celts-at-heart will gather to enjoy live bagpipe music, Scottish food, gift vendors, kids games and crafts, historic costumes, silent auctions, Outlander fan meet-up, and more at Jacob's Reward Farm 4308 Church Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/metroplex.united

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Celtic Thanksgiving

November 25
Las Vegas, NV, NV United States + Google Map

Las Vegas Pipe Band's annual Celtic Thanksgiving concert showcases the best of Southern Nevada's diverse Celtic performing arts community on one stage: Scottish & Irish dancers, Celtic singers, bagpiping & Scottish drumming at Clark County Library 1401 East Flamingo Rd. Info: www.lasvegaspipeband.org

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St Andrew’s Ceilidh

November 25
Toowoomba – Australia, Toowoomba , QLD Australia + Google Map

Scottish music and dance presented by the Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band at Drayton Hall. Info: 0419 791 171 or www.tcpb.com.au

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Scottish Ceilidh

November 25
Inglewood, WA, Australia + Google Map

Music, dancing and supper. Ceilidh music (Heel Toe Band). All ages welcome, very family friendly. Non-Scots welcome. 7.30pm, Saturday 25th November. Bob Daniels Community centre, 895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood, Perth. $20 entry, $15 members, children free. Info: Info: [email protected]

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St Andrews Day Celebration

November 26
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand + Google Map

The Blenheim & Districts Highland Pipe Band will be celebrating St Andrews Day with Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing and haggis ceremony at Seymour Square, 92 High St. Info: Phone: 578 9356 or [email protected]

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Queensland Highland Pipers Jack McCandlish Trophy Contest

November 27
Toowong – Australia, Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping contest at Brisbane Boys College, Bands Rooms, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Eve of St Andrew’s Day Dinner

November 29
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Scottish-American Foundation with Scottish food, drink and cheer at Maggie Place, 21 East 47th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, United Kingdom + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, United States + Google Map

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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illumination: Harbour Festival of Light

November 30 - December 3
Irvine, United Kingdom + Google Map

Irvine’s historic waterfront will light up with fireworks as the country’s newest art and light spectacular comes to life. Info: www.illuminationfestival.co.uk

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The Saltire Festival

November 30 - December 3
East Lothian, United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate St. Andrews Day and the Home of the Flag and celebrate Scotland's fascinating heritage, wonderful culture, delicious food & drink traditions, best of Scottish music, arts, innovation and entertainment. Info: www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire

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St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church Kirkin of the Tartan and Evening Prayer Service

November 30
Alexandria, VA, VA United States + Google Map

St. Andrew, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, is the Patron Saint of Scotland. The service will include a blessing of Scottish tartans, a bagpiper, and the Scottish music. It will be followed by a reception with Scottish foods and beverages, and the Scottish Fiddling Society will perform. The church is located at 402 E. Monroe ... Read more

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December 2017

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 1
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

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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2017 St. Andrew’s Ball 

December 1
Montreal, QC Canada + Google Map

Evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating one hundred and eighty-one years of Scottish heritage in Montreal at The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada. Info: www.standrewsball.com

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Kinross-shire’s Winter Festival

December 1 - December 31
Kinross, United Kingdom + Google Map

A mix of family fun including pantos, music, street market, carols, fairs and Christmas activities. Info: www.kleo.org.uk

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Scottish fiddler Brandon Vance

December 1
Bellevue, WA, United States + Google Map

World-Class violinist and Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance, is an innovative performer-composer, creating new music in a traditional style, while honoring the classics of the Scottish fiddling tradition at SOMA Towers 288 106th Avenue Northeast. Info: www.resonance.events

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St. Andrew Society of Tallahassee St. Andrew’s Day Dinner

December 1
Tallahassee, FL, FL United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's patron Saint at Tallahassee Women’s Club featuring the Seven Nations Band. Info: www.saintandrewtallahassee.org

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Scottish Borders Winter Festival

December 1 - December 17
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom + Google Map

The Scottish Borders is overflowing with history and beauty. This is a winter festival with events taking place in Galashiels, Kelso, Jedburgh, Selkirk and Hawick. Info: www.facebook.com/ScottishBordersWinterFestival

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Scottish American Society St. Andrews Celebration

December 1
Akron, OH, OH United States + Google Map

Potluck dinner served at Northwest Family Recreation Center, 1730 Shatto Ave. Info: www.scottishamericansociety.org

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47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend & Parade

December 1 - December 2
Alexandria, VA, VA United States + Google Map

Thousands will join us for a full line up of festivities that will celebrate the rich Scottish heritage of Old Town Alexandria. Info: www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 2
Daylesford, VIC Australia + Google Map

Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a ‘wee’ bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing at Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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St Andrews Dinner Pipe Competition

December 2
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers representing Clans of Scotland present the best in piping and celebrate Scotland's patron saint at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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St Andrews Day Ball

December 2
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Presented by Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at the Grand River Ballroom, at the Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Tce. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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NY Metro Pipe Band Christmas Ball

December 2
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Celebrate Christmas and the band at the Parish Center at St. Agnes Cathedral, 26 Quealy Pl. Info: www.nymetropipeband.com

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Celtic Christmas National Competition

December 2
Tecumseh, ON, Canada + Google Map

Highland dance competitions and events presented by the Windsor & District Highland Dancers' Assoc. at Tecumseh Vista Academy 11665 Shields St. Info: www.wdhda.ca

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St. Andrew’s Day Tutored Whisky Tasting

December 2
Ottawa – Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

Join the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO) at Milestones, Lansdowne Park. The SSO has hand selected some very special whiskies for the next tutored whisky tasting. You’ll want to savour the flavours and learn about these special single malts. Info: 613-695-1669 or [email protected]

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Join Clan Forbes marching Scottish Christmas Walk

December 2
Alexandria, VA, VA United States + Google Map

Come and march with Clan Forbes members and friends. If you haven't marched before, it's a lot of fun. Info: [email protected]

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Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

December 3
Tenterfield, NSW Australia + Google Map

With pipes and drums and a traditional Scottish luncheon at Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, 117 Logan St at 10am. Info: 02 6736 5849.

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Children’s Christmas Party & Members’ Afternoon Tea

December 3
Wellington, New Zealand + Google Map

Presented by the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 3
Rochedale, QLD Australia + Google Map

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Christmas Fling Highland Dance Competition

December 3
Esquimalt, BC, Canada + Google Map

Highland dance event at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 547 Fraser St. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

December 4
Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Celtic Christmas

December 4 - December 15
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Christmas songs played by over 6 different instruments throughout lunch in a Celtic form at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Batemans Bay Caledonian Society End-of-year Social

December 4
Batemans Bay – Australia, Batemans Bay, NSW Australia + Google Map

At Soldiers Club, Beach Rd. Info: Kathryn Johnson [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 8
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

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

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Skerryvore

December 8
Darvel, East Ayrshire, United Kingdom + Google Map

Expect blazing bagpipes, accordion and fiddle mixed with standard rock instruments as the 'boy band of Scottish traditional music' play live at Darvel Town Hall. Info: www.skerryvore.com

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38th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 9
Palmerston North , New Zealand + Google Map

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers will converge on The Square. Info:  Brent Le Quesne: 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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Edmonton Scottish Society Christmas Dinner

December 9
Edmonton – Canada, Edmonton, AB Canada + Google Map

Dinner will include turkey with all the trimming along with a glass of wine, beer or spirits. Info: [email protected]

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Santa Dash

December 10
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Run the fun, festive 5K! The Santa Dash is a Christmas spectacle you won't want to miss as the city centre transforms in to a sea of Santa suits, all running for charity.​ Ready, set, go ho ho! Info: www.glasgowloveschristmas.com

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

December 12
Milton, QLD Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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The Scottish Exploration – Scotch Whisky Dinner at The Haven

December 12
Boston, MA, United States + Google Map

Scottish dinner with a superb accompaniment of single malt scotch at The Haven, 2 Perkins St. Info: www.thehavenjp.com

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A Joyful Celtic Christmas

December 15
Parramatta, NSW,

A must-see performance this holiday season, Riverside Theatres will present 'A Joyful Celtic Christmas' performed by the Sydney Welsh Choir and City of Holroyd Brass. Info: Box Office 02 8839 3399 or https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/a-joyful-celtic-christmas

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Celtic Christmas

December 16 - December 17
Atlanta – USA, Atlanta, GA USA + Google Map

Fiddlers, dancers, harpists, singers, Highland pipers, and bards from the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian traditions have enchanted Atlanta audiences of all ages at Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, 80 Forsyth Street Northwest. Info: (404) 413-9TIX (9849) or www.rialtocenter.org

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 16
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event at 2 pm, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave. Info: www.facebook.com/ThePipesofChristmas

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Celtic Piping Sessions

December 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia + Google Map

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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

December 17
Montréal, QC, Canada + Google Map

There will be food, games, presents and Santa Claus from 1 to 4 pm at Black Watch Armoury, 2067 Rue de Bleury. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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The Pipes of Christmas

December 17
Summit, NJ United States + Google Map

NYC's favorite Celtic Christmas event at 2 & 7pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St. Info: www.facebook.com/ThePipesofChristmas

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers Live

December 23
Hawick-Scotland,

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent at Hawick Town Hall, High St. Info: www.rhcp.scot

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, United States + Google Map

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

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61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton, New Zealand + Google Map

Scottish country dance classes and events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw: +64-6-377 0322 or [email protected]

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The 61st RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School

December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Masterton, New Zealand + Google Map

The New Zealand Scottish Country Dance Society became a Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society on 1 January 1968.  We will be marking the 50th anniversary at this Summer School with classes & social events. Info: Elaine Laidlaw 06-377 0322 or [email protected]

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Family Festive Ceilidh

December 28
Paisley – Scotland, Paisley, Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate the end of 2017 at the Festive Family Ceilidh with Clamjamfrie; a traditional evening of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing for everyone to enjoy at Paisley Town Hall. Info: www.whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk

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Ceilidh Club

December 29
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

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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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2018

December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

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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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

December 30
Tryon, NC, NC United States + Google Map

An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories which hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave. Info: 828-859-8322 or www.tryonarts.org

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Hogmanay ‘Black Bun’ Special Trains

December 30 - December 31
Bo’ness, United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate the closing of the year with a steam ride, including a traditional Scottish black bun and tea or coffee on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Info: www.bkrailway.co.uk

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Olde Towne Scottish Walk

December 31
Portsmouth, VA United States + Google Map

Modeled after Scotland’s Hogmanay Festival, the walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession of families, friends and visitors led by bagpipe-and-drums. Info: 757-650-3052 or www.portsvaevents.com

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Hogman-eh!

December 31
Ottawa – Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

At the Aberdeen Pavilion with the Scottish Society of Ottawa-a unique New Year’s celebration with a Scottish flavour, celebrating the Scots love of music, dance, history, sport and literature. Info: www.thescottishsocietyofottawa.com

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Hogmania

December 31
Musselburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

A family-friendly Hogmanay party with live music, a piper and traditional snacks at The Brunton. Info: www.thebrunton.co.uk

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada, Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – USA, Nationwide, USA + Google Map

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

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Scottish Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA, Australia + Google Map

Music, dancing and supper. Ceilidh music (Heel Toe Band). All ages welcome, very family friendly. Non-Scots welcome. 7.30pm at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. $20 entry, $15 members, children free. Info: [email protected]

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Stirling’s Hogmanay

December 31
Stirling – Scotland, Stirling , Scotland + Google Map

Bring in the New Year in style as Stirling hosts its biggest ever midnight fireworks display, which will once again focus around the iconic Stirling Castle. Info: www.stirlingwinterfestival.com

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Hogmanay Hootenanny

December 31
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Scotland is world famous for its Hogmanay celebrations, so where better in Glasgow to be than in the company of family and friends, bringing in the New Year at The National Piping Centre. Info: +44 (0) 141 353 0220 or www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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January 2018

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2018
Waipu, New Zealand + Google Map

One of New Zealand's top Scottish events with pipe bands, dancers and more. Presented by the Waipu Caledonian Society at Caledonian Park. Info: +64 21 961 238 or www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2018
Maryborough, VIC Australia + Google Map

Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Loony Dook

January 1, 2018
South Queensferry West Lothian, United Kingdom + Google Map

Dive into 2018 with a dip off South Queensferry. Gather for the parade and watch as the swimmers freeze their proverbials off under the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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The Robert Turner Drumming Championship

January 1, 2018
Waipu – New Zealand, Waipu, New Zealand + Google Map

Held annually at the Waipu Highland Games, is one of New Zealand’s largest solo pipe band drumming contests. The contest features side, tenor, and bass drumming events in all grades, and attracts competitors from across the country. To enter head to http://www.waipugames.co.nz/drums.html or contact event organiser Ryan Marsich on [email protected]

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

January 1, 2018
Adelaide – Australia, Adelaide, SA Australia + Google Map

Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

January 2, 2018
Milton, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

January 5, 2018
Auckland – New Zealand, Auckland , New Zealand + Google Map

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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Winter Storm

January 12, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Kansas City, MO, MO United States + Google Map

The pipes and drums event; consisting of master classes, concerts, and competitions. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

January 12, 2018
Auckland – New Zealand, Auckland , New Zealand + Google Map

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

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018
Winter Springs, FL United States + Google Map

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Dr. Info: www.flascot.com

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The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

January 13, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history. Info: www.mercattours.com

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Burns Celebration & Whisky Tasting

January 13, 2018
Sacramento, CA, United States + Google Map

Hosted by Kilwinning Lodge 203, a celebration of the Baird himself at Oak Point Event Center, 4366 Auburn Blvd. Info: www.facebook.com/Kilwinning203

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Celtic Connections

January 19, 2018 - February 5, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Celtic Connections is a winter music festival in Glasgow, featuring artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talent at venues across the city. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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Big Burns Supper

January 19, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Dumfries – Scotland, Dumfries, Scotland + Google Map

The world's biggest Burns Night celebration. Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts. Info: www.bigburnssupper.com

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Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dancing – Hop Scotch Polka

January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Ayr – Scotland, Ayr, Scotland + Google Map

Dance Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Aileen Robertson choreographs Hop Scotch Polka. Showcasing dancers aged 3+ who aspire to perform in the Tattoo Dance Company at Edinburgh Castle’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Gaiety Theatre. Info: www.thegaiety.co.uk

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The Calgary Burns Club Annual Burns Supper

January 19, 2018
Calgary – Canada, Calgary, AB Canada + Google Map

Celebrate the Bard at Telus Convention Centre. Info: www.calgaryburnsclub.com

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St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Burns Night

January 19, 2018
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Banish the mid-winter blahs with some “richt guid” cheer at the University Club of Toronto. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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The American-Scottish Foundation 23rd Burns Night Gala Celebration

January 19, 2018
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Honor and celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music at The University Club, One West 54th St. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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2018 SASC Burns Supper

January 20, 2018
Denver, CO United States + Google Map

Presented by St. Andrew Society of Colorado at Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Info: www.coloradoscots.com

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Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society Burns Dinner 2018

January 20, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA, United States + Google Map

Annual Robert Burns dinner at St. Wenceslaus Church. Info: www.haggis-iowa.com

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141st Waimate Caledonian Games & Sports Event

January 20, 2018
Waimate – New Zealand, Waimate, New Zealand + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland and athletics at Victoria Park, Queen St.. Info: 03 689 7514 or [email protected]

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St Andrew’s Society of Montreal Burns Supper

January 20, 2018
Montréal, QC, Canada + Google Map

An evening to celebrate Robert Burns at the University Club. Info: 514-842-2030 or www.standrews.qc.ca

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Burns Night Supper

January 20, 2018
Burnaby, BC, Canada + Google Map

With the Grand Master of the Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon at Slovenian Hall 5762 Sprott St. Info: 604 298 6922.

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Brisbane Clans Pipes & Drums Burns Supper & Dance

January 20, 2018
Mitchelton, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Celebrate the Bard with food, music and friends at Gaythorne RSL, Samford Rd. Info 07 3369 2232.

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Burns Night Ceilidh

January 20, 2018
Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map

Come along and experience a true Scottish Burns Night at The Paddington Parnell, 117 St. Georges Bay Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Robbie Burns Tartan Ceilidh

January 20, 2018
Regina, SK, Canada + Google Map

Join the Sons of Scotland, Camp Balmoral #177 for the 119th Annual Robert Burns Dinner and evening of Scottish entertainment (aka Ceilidh) at St. Martin's Parish Hall, 4720 Castle Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Robbie Burns Fundraising Gal

January 20, 2018
Summerside, PE, Canada + Google Map

Presented by the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada at Credit Union Place, featuring a Scottish Ceilidh, food and music. Info: 902-436-5377 or www.collegeofpiping.com

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Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring

January 21, 2018 - January 23, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

The only Scottish trade gift show at the SECC. Info: 01877 385772 or www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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The Airdrie Scots Burns Supper

January 21, 2018
Airdrie, AB, Canada + Google Map

4th annual Robbie Burns dinner and show. Info: www.airdriescots.ca

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Burns Night Special

January 24, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate Burns Night in style with an evening of top comedy at The Stand. Info: www.thestand.co.uk

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Annasach’s Burns Night Ceilidh

January 25, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday at the Counting House. Info: www.annasach.co.uk

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – Canada, Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – New Zealand, Nationwide, New Zealand + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2018
Nationwide – USA, Nationwide, USA + Google Map

A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet's friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

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2018 Burns’ Statue Celebration

January 25, 2018
Toronto – Canada, Toronto, ON Canada + Google Map

Join the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto and gather at the Burns Statue in Allan Gardens to honour Burns on the day and then repair to a cosy pub to continue with the festivities. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2018
Wongawallan, QLD, Australia + Google Map

Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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2018 Burns Supper

January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perth – Australia, Perth, WA Australia + Google Map

Celebrate the bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Haggis Hooley

January 26, 2018
Alloway, Ayr, United Kingdom + Google Map

Celebrate the Bard’s birthday in style at an informal nod to a Burns Supper. The Borland Ceilidh Band and a variety of talented local musicians will perform while you enjoy traditional Burns Supper fare at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Info: www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

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Burns Night Ceilidh

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

The Flaming Heather ceilidh band and caller Ken Gourlay set off Burns Night right, with a few folk dancers and a piper in tow at Lauriston Hall. Info: www.edinburghceilidhs.net

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Happy Australia Day

January 26, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Wishing all our readers a wonderful Australia Day!

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The Scottish American Society 3rd Annual Burns Dinner

January 26, 2018
New Franklin, OH, OH United States + Google Map

Haggis, neeps & tatties, pipers, Highland dancers and more at the Syb Party Center, 4157 Hudson Dr. Info: Margaret Frost 330 903-4573 or www.scottishamericansociety.org

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Ceilidh Club

January 26, 2018
Auckland – New Zealand, Auckland , New Zealand + Google Map

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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Whisky Jazz

January 26, 2018
Hawkesbury, ON, Canada + Google Map

A celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, under the musical direction and the demistification of whisky by Gaëtan Pilon, this evening invites you to rediscover the different tastes of Scotch whisky at Centre Culturel Le Chenail. Info: www.lechenail1975.ca

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Hudson Highlands Pipe Band Burns Night Supper 2018

January 27, 2018
Beacon, NY, United States + Google Map

12th annual traditional Burns Night Supper honoring the Scottish poet Robert Burns at Roundhouse, 2 East Main St. Info: www.hhpb.org

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Robert Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Modesto, CA United States + Google Map

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew's Society of Modesto at The Fruit Yard Restaurant, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Info: www.standrewsmodesto.org

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Revel with Rabbie

January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Stirling – Scotland, Stirling , Scotland + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland's national bard and learn about the Stirling Lines with a dram of whiskey and a bite of haggis at Stirling Castle. Info: +44 (0)131 668 8885 or [email protected]

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Hollywood, FL, United States + Google Map

Celebrate the bard at Orangebrook Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: www.SASSF.org

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154th Turakina Highland Games

January 27, 2018
Turakina – New Zealand, Turakina , New Zealand + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland with pipe bands, Clans, heavy events at New Zealand's longest running Highland Games at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: Secretary Heather Calkin 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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Loch Lomond Celtic Society Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Scotts Valley, CA United States + Google Map

A night of music, food, drinks, friends and poetry at Bruno's Banquet room, Upstairs at Brunos BBQ, Kings Village Shopping Center. Info: www.lochlomondceltic.org

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Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Charleston – USA, Charleston, SC USA + Google Map

The Scottish Society of Charleston presents its annual Burns Supper, a celebration of the life and works of Scotland's Poet Laureate, Robert Burns. Info: www.charlestonscots.org

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Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

January 27, 2018
Sarasota – USA, Sarasota, FL USA + Google Map

The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Irish dancing (Sarasota Highland Feis) and athletic events at Sarasota Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Dinner & Ceilidh

January 27, 2018
Cobourg, ON, Canada + Google Map

Robert Burns dinner with live entertainment by Madman’s Window, The Lindsay Rose Highland Dance Company and the Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums at LiUNA Local 183 Hall, 560 Dodge St. Info: 905-372-7158 or www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/burns

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Robert Burns Supper

January 27, 2018
Studio City, CA United States + Google Map

Presented by the Saint Andrew's Society Los Angeles at Sportsmen's Lodge Event Centre, 12833 Ventura Blvd. Info: (818) 755-5000 or www.saintandrewsla.org

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West Island Robbie Burns Night

January 27, 2018
Pointe-Claire, QC, QC Canada + Google Map

Celebrate one of Scotland's most famous individuals, Robert Burns with Scottish music, food and fun at the Holiday Inn, 6700 Trans-Canada Hwy. Info: Devin Shanks 514 217 4781 or www.shanksevents.ca

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4th Annual Rocky Mountain Pipe Band Robbie Burns Dinner

January 27, 2018
Calgary – Canada, Calgary, AB Canada + Google Map

Burns Dinner fundraiser in celebration of Scotland's most beloved poet with live entertainment, highland dancing, great "craic", and of course, bagpipes and drums at Royal Canadian Legion Chapelhow Branch 284, 606 38 Ave Northeast. Info: www.rmpb.ca

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February 2018

AWEsome Scottish Country Dance Weekend

February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

AWEsome is a Scottish Country Dance Weekend for younger dancers aged from 18 to 40 years. Info: [email protected]

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Quirindi Military Tattoo

February 3, 2018
Quirindi , NSW Australia + Google Map

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

February 5, 2018 - March 26, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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Celtic Woman Australian Tour

February 7, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Nationwide – Australia, Nationwide, Australia + Google Map

Celebrating the timeless emotion of Celtic music and centuries-old heritage, Celtic Woman will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth on their Voices of Angels Australian tour. Info: www.ticketek.com.au

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The Glasgow Tattoo

February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Glasgow – Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland + Google Map

Pipe bands and military displays at The SSE Hydro. Info: www.theglasgowtattoo.com

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Mid-Winter Celtic Festival

February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Regina, SK, Canada + Google Map

Celtic music, workshops and a concert featuring the amazing Fred Morrison, on his second visit to the Canadian prairies. Info: www.crpb.org/mwcf

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Pipes In the Park 2018

February 10, 2018
Wellington – New Zealand, Wellington , New Zealand + Google Map

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind), face painting and craft markets at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: [email protected]

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The 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

February 10, 2018
Paeroa – New Zealand, Paeroa, New Zealand + Google Map

A celebration of Scottish culture at the Paeroa Domain, includes an evening Tattoo performance. Info: 021 936 450 or www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

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2018 Robert Burns Supper

February 10, 2018
Dallas, TX, TX United States + Google Map

Celebrating the birthday of the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. Hosted by the Dallas Knights of St. Andrew, this fundraising event at the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral, 500 South Harwood St. Info: 214-264-7879 or www.knightsofstandrew-dallas.org

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Shetland Society of Wellington Society Picnic

February 11, 2018
Wellington – New Zealand, Wellington , New Zealand + Google Map

Meet with the Shetland Society over food and friendship. Info: [email protected]

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30th Anniversary Clan MacRae Gathering, Dinner & AGM

February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Albury – Australia, Albury, NSW Australia + Google Map

Celebrate and gather with Clan MacRae with tours, AGM and a dinner. Info: Roslyn MacRae 0412 491 054 or [email protected]

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23rd Octagonal Day

February 17, 2018
Dunedin – New Zealand, Dunedin , New Zealand + Google Map

Pipes and drums at the Octogon. Info: [email protected]

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Inspire by The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland

February 17, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

The National Piping Centre is proud to present The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland live in concert. This year’s concert will see the band perform a fantastic mixture of traditional and contemporary music infused with the ever so popular NYPBoS twist at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Rd. Info: +44 (0) 141 353 ... Read more

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The Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games

February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Long Beach – USA, Long Beach, CA USA + Google Map

Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Info: 877 342-0738 or www.queenmary.com/events/scotsfestival

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond – Australia, Richmond, TAS Australia + Google Map

Tasmania's only Highland games at historic Richmond oval. Pipe band competitions, highland dancing competitions and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

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WhiskyFête 2018

February 22, 2018
Montréal, QC, Canada + Google Map

Montreal's most unique Scotch Tasting event at the Mont Royal Club. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

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Inverness Music Festival

February 24, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Inverness – Scotland, Inverness, Scotland + Google Map

This music festival is a competitive event that allows people of all ages and abilities to show off their skills. The main discipline groups are vocal, instrumental, speech, Gaelic and Scottish. Competitions are open to the public. Info: www.invernessmusicfestival.org

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March 2018

Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3, 2018
Panama City Beach, FL, FL United States + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland at Frank Brown Park, join the fun from 9-4. Info: www.pcscotfestival.com

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Scots Day Out

March 3, 2018
Bendigo – Australia, Bendigo, VIC Australia + Google Map

A free Scottish event in the centre of the city with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, dancing and more at Rosalind Park. Info: 0419 549 743 or www.scotsdayout.com

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34th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 3, 2018
Plantation – USA, Plantation, FL USA + Google Map

Pipe bands, Clans, dance and more at Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane (W 63rd Ave). Info: 954 460 5000 or www.sassf.org

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StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival

March 7, 2018 - March 11, 2018
St Andrews, Fife,, United Kingdom + Google Map

StAnza is a literary festival that focuses on verse. Joining the locals for readings, performances, slams and open mics, jazz, films, workshops and poetry-related art exhibitions, installations and films are a host of local and international wordsmiths. Info: www.stanzapoetry.org

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92nd New Zealand Pipe Bands Championships

March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Rotorua – New Zealand, Rotorua, New Zealand + Google Map

Pipe bands across NZ compete in all grades at Rotorua International Stadium, Devon Street West. Info: 07 579-1689 or [email protected]

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8th Annual St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018
St Augustine, Florida.,

3 days of fun in America’s oldest Celtic city. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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The Scots School Highland Gathering

March 18, 2018
Bathurst – Australia, Bathurst, NSW Australia + Google Map

Bagpipes, dancing, stalls and more at The Scots School Bathurst. Info: Email: [email protected]

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Geelong Highland Gathering

March 18, 2018
Corio – Australia, Corio, VIC Australia + Google Map

A great day of Scottish fun, entertainment, pipe bands, dancing, Clans, stalls and more at Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics Track, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Clan Donald Forum

March 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Christchurch – New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The Australasian Forum for the Clan Donald societies in New Zealand and Australia with a variety of Clan events and functions. Info: www.clandonaldaustralia.com

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Wild Film Festival Scotland

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom + Google Map

A weekend-long celebration of the natural world with wildlife film screenings, celebrity speakers and a photographic exhibition. Info: www.wildfilmfestivalscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival

March 30, 2018 - April 4, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Held on the beautiful grounds of Merchiston Castle School, EIHF annually welcomes a healthy mix of world-class harpists and up-and-coming local talents playing a range of musical styles from folk to jazz for concerts, courses, workshops, the UK's largest harpmakers' exhibition and late night music sessions. Info: www.harpfestival.co.uk

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68th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

March 30, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Frimley, Hastings, New Zealand + Google Map

Pipe bands, Clans and more at Lindisfarn College, 600 Pakowhai Rd, Frimley, Hastings. Info: [email protected]

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Champion of Champions

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia + Google Map

Presented by the Highland Dance NSW Australia a weekend of Highland dance competition and events at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Info: www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au.

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April 2018

The Tartan Spectacular

April 7, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia + Google Map

A celebration of all things Scottish and includes Australian Pipe Band Championships with competitors from across the country and beyond at Brisbane Boys' College. Info: www.tartanspectacular.com.au.

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 7, 2018
Bundanoon, NSW Australia + Google Map

Australia's largest Scottish event celebrating 41 years. A day of great entertainment from pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions and much more. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au.

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New York Tartan Day Parade

April 7, 2018
New York – USA, New York, NY USA + Google Map

Celebrate Scotland with thousands of people enjoying Clans, tartan, dogs, pipe bands and much more. One of North America's premier Scottish events. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Dougie MacLean Live

April 7, 2018
Dundee – Scotland, Dundee, Scotland + Google Map

Scotland's foremost folk/roots troubadour, renowned for his meaningful, haunting music at Dundee Rep, Tay Square. Info: www.dougiemaclean.com

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Gold Coast, QLD Australia + Google Map

The first national Clan Cameron gathering in Australia. All national and international Cameron descendants are invited to attend. Info: [email protected] or www.clan-cameron.org.au.

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Robert Burns Association of North America AGM & Conference

April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map

A weekend conference for the Robert Burns Association. Info: [email protected] or www.rbana.org

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TradFest Edinburgh/Dùn Èideann

April 26, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Edinburgh’s TradFest kick starts the summer season with a feast of folk arts - music, storytelling, dance, folk film, literature, talks, crafts and visual arts - across Scotland’s capital. Info: www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest

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Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Woodland, CA, CA United States + Google Map

Enjoy the caber toss, Highland dancing, pipe bands, historic groups, entertainers and more at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. Info: www.woodlandcelticgames.org

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Glasgow Kiltwalk

April 29, 2018
Balloch – Scotland, Balloch, Scotland + Google Map

Wear your tartan with pride and join in with your fellow walkers, as this event aims to raise money for charities. This year there are three distances to choose from; 26 miles, 13 miles or the Wee Walk of 6 miles, all of which finish at Moss O' Balloch Park. Info: www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

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Beltane Fire Festival

April 30, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Join hundreds of performers and thousands of revellers as they come together on Calton Hill to celebrate the death of winter and the birth of summer by casting off the darkness and celebrating the light on one of the most magical nights of the year. Info: www.beltane.org

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May 2018

Australian Celtic Festival

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

Celebrating Brittany, Galacia & Asturias at the Australian Standing Stones with music, food, stalls, entertainment and events taking place all over Glen Innes. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

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The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2018

May 3, 2018 - May 7, 2018
Speyside – Scotland, Speyside, Scotland + Google Map

One of the world’s biggest whisky festivals with a programme of almost 500 whisky-inspired events at various venues. Info: +44 7789 671 635 or www.spiritofspeyside.com

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155th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 19, 2018 - May 21, 2018
Victoria – Canada, Victoria, BC Canada + Google Map

The celebration of Scottish and Celtic music, arts, and culture at Topaz Park. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival

May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Regina, SK, Canada + Google Map

Bagpipes, Scottish dance & heavies and more at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh 2018

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom + Google Map

The World Ceilidh returns for 2018 to celebrate with the best music, the best audience and the best atmosphere at Knockengorroch Farm, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas. Info: www.knockengorroch.org.uk

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The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

May 26, 2018
Berry – Australia, Berry, NSW Australia + Google Map

Celebrate Celtic cultures at the Berry Showground with plenty of entertainment, stalls, and more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 26, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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June 2018

The National Celtic Festival

June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Portarlington, VIC, Australia + Google Map

Held over the June long weekend the festival offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. Info: 0473 345 870 or www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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55th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 15, 2018 - June 16, 2018
Cobourg, ON, Canada + Google Map

Friday night ceilidh and full Highland games on Saturday at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival

June 16, 2018
Coquitlam, BC, Canada + Google Map

A celebration of Scotland at Percy Perry Stadium, Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com

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The Water Valley Traditional Celtic/Folk Festival

June 23, 2018
Water Valley, AB, Canada + Google Map

A one day event that features Celtic talent of all levels involving music, dance and stories performed by individuals and groups. Info: www.watervalleycelticfestival.org

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Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
Selkirk, MB, Canada + Google Map

A weekend of Scottish celebration and events at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 23, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

June 24, 2018
Edmonton – Canada, Edmonton, AB Canada + Google Map

A full day of Scottish events and entertainment with pipe bands, Alberta's largest Highland dance competition, heavy events and more. Info: [email protected]

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July 2018

Happy Canada Day

July 1, 2018
Nationwide – Canada, Nationwide, Canada + Google Map

Wishing all our readers a wonderful Canada Day!

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 7, 2018
Aberdeen – Australia, Aberdeen, NSW Australia + Google Map

Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors,  Kilted Dash and more. One of Australia’s top Scottish events at Jefferson Park. Info: 02 6540 1300 or www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

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Payson Scottish Festival

July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Payson, UT United States + Google Map

Come enjoy free of charge the joys and excitement of a Scottish festival with dance, athletic, and pipe band competitions. Learn about your heritage through the many clans in attendance and be entertained by traditional Scottish musicians and dancers at Payson Memorial Park, 250 South Main St. Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org

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72nd Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Enumclaw – USA, Enumclaw, WA USA + Google Map

Scotland Comes to the Pacific Northwest at Enumclaw Expo Center 45224 - 284th Avenue SE. Info: 206 522-2541 or www2.sshga.org

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August 2018

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 3, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Edinburgh – Scotland, Edinburgh , Scotland + Google Map

Experience one of Scotland's greatest events staged on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Info: Telephone: +44(0)131 225 1188 or www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Fergus – Canada, Fergus, ON Canada + Google Map

One of Canada's great Scottish events with concerts, bagpipes, dancing, heavy events, workshops, Clans, Scottish wares and more. Info: 1-866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com

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The Wisconsin Highland Games

August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Waukesha – USA, Waukesha, WI USA + Google Map

A weekend of Celtic fun for the entire family at Waukesha Expo Center. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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September 2018

Canmore Highland Games

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Canmore – Canada, Canmore, AB Canada + Google Map

Thrill to the sounds of the pipes in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 15, 2018
Sydney – Australia, Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances in The Rocks. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp. bInfo: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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October 2018

Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia + Google Map

The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au

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November 2018

8h Annual Hororata Highland Games

November 10, 2018
Hororata – New Zealand, Hororata, New Zealand + Google Map

A brilliant day of Scottish celebration at New Zealand's largest Scottish event with pipe bands, athletics, Scottish dance, Clan lane and more at Hororata Domain. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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