Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown

Designated Scotland's National Book Town in 1998, Wigtown is home to a community of booksellers and literary events. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

Findhorn Bay Festival

Forres - Scotland Forres

The flagship biennial celebration of arts and culture in Moray, showcasing artists of national and international renown. Info: www.findhornbayarts.com

45th Australian Winter School

Muresk, WA

The RSCDS WA Branch invites you to join us for the 45th Australian Winter School. The Scottish Country Dance School will be held at the Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley, 96km east of Perth. Info: www.wawinterschool.com

Skerryvore Live

Various venues

With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music with shows in Banff & Camrose, Alberta and Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia. Info: www.skerryvore.com/tour

The Wallace Award

New York, NY NY

The American-Scottish Foundation invites you to join us to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Charles, Lord Bruce for his international contributions to Scottish Heritage, Arts, Culture and Education at the University Club, New York City. Infpo: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

Clan Mackenzie Society of Scotland and the UK AGM 2022

Strathpeffer

There will be a Friday evening Social get together in the Ben Wyvis Hotel, a Saturday optional coach tour, a dinner on the Saturday evening all leading up to the AGM on the Sunday morning. Info: www.clanmackenziesociety.co.uk

The Kilmarnock Edition

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

Julian Anderson, Murray Compton, Dayle Hadlee, Ross Blanks, Erin Callanan sing Scottish and Irish songs at Nut Point Centre, 222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033 or www.nutpoint.org

2022 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Sydney, NSW

Hosted by the New South Wales branch of Pipe Bands Australia and held at Pittwater Rugby Park. Info: www.championships.pipebandsaustralia.com.au

Highland Games Heavy Events Training Day

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata

Train in the unique Scottish Heavy Athletics; which require a mix of strength, athleticism and sheer willpower. Including: Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Stone Putt, weight for distance and Sheaf Toss. Receive expert coaching from 18 times New Zealand Highland Heavy Events Champion, Pat Hellier and Olympic Games athlete (Javelin 1992). All levels of ability are ... Read more

Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

The Galloway Hoard, one of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery. The Galloway Hoard is the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Info: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/AAGM/whats-aberdeen-art-galleries-and-museums/galloway-hoard-viking-age-treasure

McMinnville Scottish Festival

McMinnville OR

This festival originated as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture, especially that of the Scottish Highland Games at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Info: www.celticheritage.org/mac-scottish-festival

The Enchanted Forest

Faskally Wood

Scotland's largest autumn event, held annually throughout the month of October in Faskally Woods part of the Tay Forest Park, near Pitlochry. The trees and water around Loch Dunmore, a beautiful small lochan, are set with lights, art and sounds. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2022

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

Comedy is coming back with a bang to the Granite City with a star-studded line-up for the Aberdeen International Comedy Festival 2022. Info: www.aberdeeninspired.com

Seaside Highland Games

Ventura, CA CA

The premier games for Southern California with 25,000+ attendees over one weekend at Seaside Park. Info: www.seasidehighlandgames.org

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton, NS

Cape Breton's annual award-winning, internationally-renowned celebration of music and culture. Info: www.celtic-colours.com

Southern Fling – Youth Scottish Country Dance Weekend

Sydney, NSW

A Scottish Country Dance youth weekend (aimed at 18-40 year olds). Meeting other young dancers is one of the great things about Southern Fling. Eat, drink and make merry after the evening dance to make connections with like minded people. All classes and socials will take place at North Ryde School of Arts, Coxs Road, ... Read more

The Inauguration of The Buchanan

Callander

For the first time in over 370 years, the Clan Buchanan will gather to celebrate the investiture of a new chief: J. Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan, Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan and Arnprior. A traditional Scottish ceremony hosted and organised by the Chief and his Family, to be held on the Clan Seat ... Read more

Northern Stories Festival

Wick, Caithness

A spectacular celebration of the stories of the far north of Scotland, taking place across Caithness in celebration of Scotland’s ancient Nordic connections and close ties to North America. Info: www.lytharts.org.uk/northern-stories-festival

Canberra Highland Gathering

Kambah, ACT

ACT's largest Scottish event with a full day of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, stalls and more. A free comunity event. Also a evening ceilidh will be held at the Canberra Burns Club, Kett St. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

Radford Highlanders Festival

Radford, VA VA

Whether a family’s background is of Scots-Irish origin or of other descent, the day always brings with it an air of excitement and anticipation at Radford University. Info: www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Superfly – WA Police Pipe Band Live In Concert

Lakelands, WA

The WA Police Pipe Band will perform live in concert for the first time since 2016. WAPOL proudly present Superfly, a concert that mixes contemporary and traditional material, backed by innovative arrangements that push the boundaries of live pipe band concerts. The concert will also feature the WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band who will ... Read more

Drury Mini Pipe Band Contest

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

Showcasing NZ's top mini pipe bands. They'll battle it out across all grades at Murphy's Law Irish Bar. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz/minis/

Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

Armadale, WA

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia at Minnawarra Park. Pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clan Village and the Perth Kilt Run - the only charity fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Info: www.perthkiltrun.com.au

Arkansas Scottish Festival

Batesville, AR

Every year Arkansas’ oldest city plays host to one of America’s most popular Scottish festivals. Pipers, drummers, dancers, athletes, Scottish clans, and vendors travel from all corners of the country to attend the event at Lyon College. Info: www.arscottishfest.com

The Royal National Mòd

Perth - Scotland Perth

More than 200 competitions will take place during the eight-day festival, ranging from traditional instruments like accordion, fiddle, clarsach and bagpipes to Gaelic singing, storytelling, poetry, sport and choral competitions. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk

Moab Celtic Festival

Moab, UT UT

A weekend of Celtic events, entertainment and celebration at Center Street Ballpark, 250 E Center St. Info: www.scotsontherocksmoab.org

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

For centuries live oral storytelling, blended with music and song, has carried Scotland’s voices from generation to generation -and round the world. The Storytelling Festival is a celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together artists and audiences from Scotland and beyond.Info: www.sisf.org.uk

Art n Tartan 2022

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu

Held annually in Waipu’s Celtic Barn, this extravaganza of light and sound shows off some fantastic entries of wearable art from far and wide and show cases the concept of how much tartan can be seen to symbolise not just the idea of Scottishness but so much more. Info: www.waipumuseum.com/art-n-tartan

Taste of Scotland

Montréal, QC

Whisky tasting night with the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal at the Officer's Mess, Black Watch Armoury, 2067 Bleury St. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

Superfly – WA Police Pipe Band Live In Concert

Churchlands, WA WA

The WA Police Pipe Band will perform live in concert for the first time since 2016. WAPOL proudly present Superfly, a concert that mixes contemporary and traditional material, backed by innovative arrangements that push the boundaries of live pipe band concerts. The concert will also feature the WA Police Youth Development Pipe Band who will ... Read more

Vince Henderson Memorial Concert

Maryborough, QLD

Maryborough RSL Highlanders Pipe Band with a mixture of Bagpipes, Brass, Highland and Country Dancers, this concert is not to be missed by and musical fans at Maryborough City Hall. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/vince-henderson-memorial-concert-tickets-393473197927

Illawarra Scottish Fair

Kanahooka, NSW

Pipe band competitions, Scottish dancing, food and stalls at Dandaloo Hotel. Info: Illawarra Pipe Band, James: 0422 699 513 or www.facebook.com/Illawarra-Pipe-Band-131465760252032

Scottish Country Dancing

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

Looking for exercise that's fun? Try Scottish dancing! It's social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music at Wellington High School. Info: www.cecwellington.ac.nz

ReJigged Festival

Dartmouth, NS

A festival in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, celebrating new directions in Celtic music, dance and song. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

Scottish North American Community Conference

New York, NY NY

The Scottish North American Community Conference will return to New York, in person and online, and presented by the American Scottish Foundation. Info: www.scottishleadershipconference.com

Oklahoma Highland Gathering

Chuctaw OK

Events include fire ceremony, ceilidh, pipes and drums, folk and modern Celtic bands, Scottish and Irish dancing, Gaelic lessons, Viking reenactments, clan tents and ancestry resources, whisky tasting, blacksmithing, lace tatting, sheep herding demonstrations, highland cattle (hielan coos) and more at Choctaw Creek Park. Info: www.unitedscotsok.com

Intro to Curling Social

Toronto, ON

If you have always wanted to try curling, this is the event for you! The session is open to the public and all experience levels are welcome to jopin the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto. It will feature a combination of instruction and play at High Park Club, 100 Indian Rd. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

The PPBSO’s Diamond Anniversary Ceilidh

Kingston, ON

The Pipers’ & Pipe Band Society of Ontario is excited to invite you to an autumn gathering in Kingston, Ontario to celebrate both our 75th anniversary and our 2022 Championship Supreme season winners at The Senior Staff Mess of The Royal Military College. Info: www.ppbso.org/75th

Highlander Live

Darwin, NT

For one night only in Darwin, The Highlander Celtic Rock Show will burn your heart with the roaring sounds of Celtic Rock at Kalymnos Club Darwin. Info: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-highlander-celtic-rock-show-tickets-369494025577

SCCSC 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Sydney, NSW

Come along and celebrate 40 years of Sydney Celtic Supporters Club with music, memories & special guests at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/sccsc-40th-anniversary-dinner-dance-tickets-386259050217

Silver Chanter Solo Piping Competitions 2022

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

One of New Zealand's premier solo piping contests, presented by the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury, at St Andrew's College, Normans Rd. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz

Combined Clans Luncheon

Adelaide, SA

This event is hosted by Clan Donald, Clan MacFarlane and Clan MacNeil at the Fogolar Furlan Reception Centre, Briar's Rd, Felixstow at 12.30 pm. Luncheon charge $56.00 per person including a Haggis tasting and whisky toast to the clans. Entertainment by Highland piping medley and Highland dancing demonstration. For details and bookings Jan Twyerould: [email protected]

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

Glenfiddich Piping Championships 2022

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

Returning to Blair Castle for their 49th edition to both in-person and online audiences. The Glenfiddich Piping Championship was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest exponents of Ceòl Mòr or Piobaireachd (the great music) and Ceòl Beag or light music (the little music). Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk/play/competitions/glenfiddich-solo-piping-championships

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Scotland v Australia

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Rugby greats at Murrayfield Stadium. Info: www.scottishrugby.org

Glenbarr Highland Gathering

Strathalbyn, SA

A celebration of Scotland at Glenbarr Homestead, 1400B Paris Creek Rd. Glenbarr was originally a home for Scottish pioneers and was one of the first buildings in Strathalbyn built in c1842. Info: www.glenbarr.com.au

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Bagpipes & Beers @ Brewdog

Brisbane, QLD

For those with a love of bagpipes or beer (and especially those with a love of both), come on down to Brewdog for a laid back Sunday session of Scottish tunes and Scottish brews. Bagpipers are encouraged to bring a set of pipes and put on your best performance. For those that don't play but ... Read more

Celtic Chaos For the Highlanders

Parksville, BC

The story of the Highland Clearances in poetry and song at Knox United Church, 345 Pym St. Info: www.kucparksville.ca

Brodie Illuminated 2022

Forres - Scotland Forres

Enjoy the beauty of Brodie Estate & Brodie Castle with a spectacular night time walk around the illuminated grounds. Info: www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodie-castle

Beechworth Celtic Festival

Beechworth, VIC

We regret to advise that this year's Celtic Festival will not be going ahead, with plans to return for 2023. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

Eric Bogle Live

Hepburn Springs, VIC

Scottish-Australian singer Eric Bogle is an internationally known and respected singer/songwriter and will perform at the Palais Hepburn. Info: 03 5348 1000 or www.palais-hepburn.com/schedule/eric-bogle

The Autumn Gathering

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The Autumn Gathering allows Scottish country dancers to gather over a weekend in Scotland. Dancers from the UK, North America, and continental Europe take part in classes, discussion fora, and workshops. Info: www.rscds.org/events/autumn-gathering-2022

Asilomar Workshop Weekend

Asilomar CA

A magical weekend of Scottish country dancing at Merrill Hall, classes with world-class teachers and outstanding musicians. Info: www.asilomar.rscds-sf.org

Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata

The Hororata Highland Games is a Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist! Held annually, this event has something for the whole family with pipe bands, kids events, stalls, Clans and more at Hororata Domain. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Austin Celtic Festival

Austin, TX

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas with multi-stage and programming of all things Celtic at the beautiful Pioneer Farms in North Austin. Info: www.austincelticfestival.com

Charleston Scottish Games

Charleston, SC

Celebrate and enjoy the rich history and culture of Scotland with an incredible line up of events ranging from athletics to live music at Riverfront Park. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

100 years of Dancing in the Waterloo Region

Kitchener, ON

Kitchener-Waterloo Branch of the RSCDS was established in 1960; Blair Scottish Country Dancers group was established in 1980. Add those legacies together and we can celebrate 100 years of dancing in Waterloo Region. Come join us, and dance on a sprung wood floor at the Alpine Club in Kitchener to the music of Don Bartlett ... Read more

Carterton Annual Dance

Carterton

Scottish country dancing in the Wellington region at Carterton School Hall, Holloway St. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

72nd Annual Tartan Ball 2022

Washington, DC DC

At the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, this formal celebration of Scottish heritage will include Society’s own Color Guard Pipes & Drums & Highland Dancers, Cocktail Reception with Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings and more. Info: [email protected]

Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Salado, TX

The three-day event includes the skirl of the bagpipes, the wearing of the tartan, tossing the caber, Highland dancing, Celtic entertainers, shopping, food and fun at Salado Museum. Info: www.saladomuseum.org

Highlands and Islands Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Gulfport, MS MS

Featuring great Celtic entertainment, storytelling, Clans, pipe bands, sheep herding, Highland athletics and more at Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.com

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

The Fall Hawaii Scottish Gathering and Games

Honolulu, HI HI

A celebration of Scottish culture and friendships as well as a Scottish Highland Games Heavy Athletics clinic and competition at McCoy Pavilion Grounds, Ala Moana Beach Park. This event is a a lead up to the full 40th Anniversary Hawaii Scottish Festival in April 2023. Info: www.hawaiianscottishassociation.com

Balmoral Classic: US Junior Solo Championships

Pittsburgh, PA PA

The Balmoral Classic championship is the only solo bagpiping and Scottish snare drumming competition in the US exclusively for those age 21 and under, presented by the Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming. Info: www.balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic-competition

Celtic Council of Australia 40th Anniversary Lunch

Sydney, NSW

The CCA is a non-profit organization that brings all Celtic nations including Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales & Brittany. This year we turned 40 & want to celebrate in style. Join us for a lively afternoon at the Royal Automobile Club, Macquarie Room, 4th Floor, 89 Macquarie St. $65 p.p (subsidized) includes a tasty lunch and ... Read more

Scotland v New Zealand Rugby

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Scotland and New Zealand first faced each other in 1905 and have since played 31 matches as opponents. Of those 31 games, New Zealand have won 29 and 2 have been a draw leaving the All Blacks with an impressive winning streak of 19 consecutive matches. At Murrayfield Stadium. Info: www.scottishrugby.org

Sydney Super Cup

Sydney, NSW

Sydney will host an exciting match-up between English Premier League club Everton and Scottish Premiership champions Celtic as they kick off the newly created Sydney Super Cup. Celtic FC vs Sydney FC Nov 17 at Allianz Stadium. The England v Scotland football rivalry will be on full display as these two iconic clubs face off ... Read more

St. Andrew’s Ball

Montréal, QC

A gala evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating Scottish heritage in Montreal at The Windsor Ballrooms, 1170 Peel St. Info: www.standrewsball.com

Dunedin Celtic Music Festival

Dunedin, FL FL

Great Celtic music, food and more at Highlander Park. Info: www.facebook.com/DunedinCelticFestival

The Proclaimers Scotland Tour

Various venues

Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers tour Motherwell, Dunfermline and Dundee. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

The Saltire Festival

East Lothian

A festival celebrating St Andrews Day and the very best of Scottish history, heritage, culture, film, music and food is set to take place in East Lothian (home of Scotland’s iconic Saltire Flag). Info: www.visiteastlothian.org

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band Calanais. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

Auckland Highland Games

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

Cancelled for this year and back November 18, 2023. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandhighlandgames

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents: Celtic Connections

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson

Amalia Hall is the violin soloist in the centrepiece of this exciting concert of the sounds of Scotland; Celtic Connections. Amalia will perform the well-known concerto by Max Bruch. Other works are by Mendelssohn, Maxwell Davies and McCunn. The concert will be conducted by guest conductor Marc Taddei who is the Music Director of Orchestra ... Read more

Eddi Reader – 40 Years Live

Crieff - Scotland Crieff, Perthshire

Celebrating almost half a century of music, the 40 Years Live tour will see Eddi bring her signature vocals to Crieff Academy. Info: www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs

St Andrew’s Day Ball 2022

Perth, WA

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia for food, music, dance and more at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

2022 St. Andrew’s Day Dinner & Dance

Winnipeg, MB

Celebrate Scotland's patron Saint with the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg at Hotel Fort Garry. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

The Proclaimers Scotland Tour

Various venues

Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers tour Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness and Aberdeen. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

Alexandria, VA VA

For more than 50 years, Campagna Center has celebrated Alexandria’s Scottish heritage during the holiday season. Proceeds from all events of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend benefit our core programs that help children and families in Alexandria from cradle to career. Info: www.campagnacenter.org/event/scww

Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC

This Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at Victoria Park, also a variety of Scottish Clans and clubs, stalls and more. The end of the day is heralded spectacularly with the Massed Bands, which is a spine tingling experience. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

The Edinburgh Christmas 10k Walk

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Join in the festivities of Edinburgh's annual Christmas festival by taking part in this charitable 10k walk. This event is for any age and any ability, since it is all about having fun, getting in the Christmas spirit and raising money for charity. Info: www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/the-edinburgh-christmas-charity-festival-10k-walk-2022-189717

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON

The Sons of Scotland are pleased to be hosting their annual St. Andrew's Day Celeidh with music, dance, dinner and more at Location Royal Canadian Legion, Eastview, 294 Cyr Ave. Info: www.sospb.com

The 20th Anniversary MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards

Dundee - Scotland Dundee

The 20th annual MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards returns to the Caird Hall, showcasing and celebrating Scottish traditional music at its very best to folk fans from across the country.Known as the Folk Oscars, the 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards will feature performances from some of Scotland's leading Scottish musicians and singers. ... Read more

The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas

San Pedro, CA CA

California’s favorite Scottish music trio returns to the Annex with their Very Scottish Christmas. Enjoy David Brewer’s unparalleled mastery of the Great Highland Bagpipe, Rebecca Lomnicky’s internationally awarded Scottish fiddling, and Adam Hendey’s warm-emotive voice over a lush foundation of guitar and reed organ. The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas showcases Scottish and Irish dance and ... Read more

Eddi Reader – 40 Years Live

Aviemore

Celebrating almost half a century of music, the 40 Years Live tour will see Eddi bring her signature vocals to Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Info: www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A ceilidh is held in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner Stoke and Hanson Street Newtown, from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family-oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages and encourage the opportunity for you to wear some tartan. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North

The day begins at 8.30am with bagpipe and drum solos ranging from novice to A grade and attracts some of New Zealand's best musicians. Info: www.manawatuscottishsociety.com

Scottish Christmas Party

New York, NY NY

American-Scottish Foundation & Burns Society of New York invite you to a braw wee Scottish Christmas Celebration, with traditional Scottish songs and Christmas carols, at Union Club 101 E 69th St. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

Scottish Country Dancing

Darwin, NT

The Arafura Scottish Dancers meet every Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm at the Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap. Beginners welcome. Info: Mara 0438 842 138.

Hoolie in the Hydro

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The world’s biggest ceilidh will feature some of the top musicians on the Scottish and Irish traditional music scene, at The Ovo Hydro. Info: www.sec.co.uk/events/detail/hoolie-in-the-hydro

The Pipes of Christmas

New York, NY NY

The 24th Pipes of Christmas, a celebration for the soul with Celtic festive performances. The concert presents the music of Christmas accompanied by readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Info: www.pipesofchristmas.com

RSCDS Auckland Summer School

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

Summer School is a fantastic opportunity to improve your Scottish country dancing, attend amazing evening events and meet dancers from across NZ. All ability levels welcome. Celebrate the New Year in traditional Scottish Country Dancing style. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Hogmanay isone of the big celebrations in Edinburgh and a bucket list experience for people from around the world. With celebrations including an awe-inspiring torchlit procession through the city’s streets to ceilidhs to the street party, fireworks and Loony Dook on 1 January, it’s the ultimate way to say goodbye to the old and welcome ... Read more

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023!

Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

Bring in the new year with us, all ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe Ceilidh Band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Hogmanay Dance

London, ON

Join RSCDS London Ontario Canada and celebrate Hogmanay at Colborne St. United Church. Info: www.rscdslondoncanada.org

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu

One of the longest-running Scottish gatherings in the Southern Hemisphere, offering fierce competition, spectacular entertainment and a full day of family-friendly fun. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas British Columbia Tour

Various venues

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas blend Scottish tradition with cutting-edge string explorations with gigs in Courtenay, Victoria, Qualicum and Vancouver. Info: www.alasdairandnatalie.com

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

Marathon, FL

A celebration of Celtic culture and entertainment at Marathon Community Park, MM49 US Hwy 1 Ocean Side. Info: www.floridakeyscelticfestival.com

Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association Summer School

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

The RNZPBA Summer School is the perfect opportunity to learn from world class tutors, alongside your mates and showcases some of the best talent New Zealand has to offer. With international and domestic tutors across all disciplines, this is the best way to kick start your piping or drumming year held at St Andrew’s College. ... Read more

Winter Storm Weekend

Kansas City, MO MO

The Pipes and Drums event in Kansas City. World-class concerts, competitions, and master classes. Info: www.mhaf.org

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

Winter Springs, FL FL

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

Celtic Connections

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Celtic Connections will return for its 30th anniversary edition as the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music at venues across Glasgow. Info: www.celticconnections.com

Scottish Weekender

Glenworth Valley, NSW

Burns Supper and Ceilidh in the Valley. Info: www.scottishweekender.com

Burns Night Dance

London, ON

Join RSCDS London Ontario Canada and celebrate Robert Burns at Elmwood Ave. Presbyterian Church. Info: www.rscdslondoncanada.org

Annual Burns Dinner

Toronto, ON

The St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto looks forward to holding their traditional Burns Dinner in conjunction with the University Club of Toronto. The event follows the time-honoured format with the Address to a Haggis, The Immortal Memory and Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies. Musical entertainment will be provided by Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost. Info: ... Read more

Burns Night 2023: The Bard & His Ballads

Campbell River, BC

Join songsmith Bruce Coughlan with special guests Daniel Lapp, fiddle & piano and René Cusson, pipes & whistles and celebrate Burns Night with them in-person or watch from anywhere – virtually through Livestream available for 48 hours until Robbie Burns Day. Info: www.songsmith.ca

Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Held at the SEC in Glasgow is Scotland's biggest and only trade fair, with exhibitors who are gift and food wholesale suppliers from Scotland and beyond. Trade only event. Info: www.scotlandstradefairs.com

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide

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.

Burns Statue Celebration

Toronto, ON

Everyone is welcome to celebrate of the birthday of Scotland’s national bard. There will be piping, haggis, neeps, tatties, singing, and good cheer at Robert Burns Statue (Allan Gardens -Sherbourne and Carlton). Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band Calanais. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

Turakina Highland Games

Turakina - New Zealand Turakina

A festival celebrating all things Scottish with activities and entertainment for all ages. There will be Highland & National dancing, pipe bands, solo piping and drumming competitions and traditional Scottish Field Events, a range of local market stalls with crafts, food and refreshments. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

Robert Burns Supper

Los Angeles, CA CA

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles in celebrating the bard with food, music and more. Info: www.saintandrewsla.org

Up Helly Aa

Lerwick - Scotland Lerwick, Shetland

Up Helly Aa is a torchlight festival. This event takes place once a year on the last Tuesday of January in the Shetland Isles. Info: www.uphellyaa.org

Tallahassee Highland Games

Tallahassee, FL FL

Featuring multiple All American Highland Games qualifiers, All American Highland Games Caber Toss Championship, Scottish heritage activities, music, dance, food, fun for the kids and more. Info: www.tallyhighlandgames.com

Asheville Celtic Fest

Asheville, NC NC

A winter indoor Celtic Festival bringing the Celtic spirit of the Seven Nations to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, will be held inside of the Davis Center at the WNC Agricultural Center. Info: www.ashevillecelticfest.com

Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

Mount Dora, FL FL

Celebrate the Scottish Culture in Mount Dora with bagpipers, Highland Athletics, Celtic music, dancing, Society and Heritage Clan Village, Shortbread Contest, and more. Info: www.mountdorascot.com

Scottish Country Dance Winter School 2023

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

Taking place over five days in the Scottish town of Pitlochry, Winter School attracts around 150 dancers from the UK, continental Europe, North America, and Australasia. Attendees enjoy a 4-star stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel, with a range of classes, social dances, tours and, of course, the famous ball at Blair Castle. Info: www.rscds.org/events/winter-school-2023

Vancouver Ceilidh

Vancouver, BC

At the Scottish Cultural Centre Free lesson 7pm-7:45 Dancing 8pm to 10:30pm, Admission $15 for adults, $10 for students. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band Calanais. Info: www.vancouverceilidh.org

​Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival

Green Cove Springs, FL FL

Enjoy the athletics, music, food and fun of the Highland Games and a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info: www.neflgames.com

Intro to Curling Social

Toronto, ON

If you have always wanted to try curling, this is the event for you! The session is open to the public and all experience levels are welcome. It will feature a combination of instruction and play. There will be drinks after the on-ice session to raise a glass with teammates and new friends at the ... Read more

DramFest 2023

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

New Zealand's largest Whisky Festival at Te Pae Christchurch Convention & Exhibition Centre. Info: www.dramfest.co.nz

Pipes in the Park

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

A celebration of Scotland and Wellington's very own Highland Games at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

New Zealand & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

Pipe band competitions which includes South Pacific Championship status, following a recently signed agreement between the Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association and Pipe Bands Australia at Hagley Park. Info: www.rnzpba.com

St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St Augustine FL

St. Augustine, Florida is America’s oldest Celtic city, experience top international & U.S. Celtic bands, Highland games, parade, whiskey tasting, workshops, lectures, Celtic food and more at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Dr. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Melbourne, VIC

Unique Spaces in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with Celtic Rock and Traditional music, Scottish smallpipes, Celtic harp, jigs, reels, beautiful singing and great craic. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

Tartan Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA CA

A celebration of Scottish film presented by the St. Andrew's Society LA. Info: www.tartanfilmfest.com

V&A Dundee: Tartan

Dundee - Scotland Dundee

Tartan will celebrate the global story of a unique pattern which has connected communities worldwide, expressed tradition, revolt and diversity, and inspired playful and provocative design. It is a complex, rich, and sometimes painful history unequalled by any other cloth or pattern. Tartan is a textile which is adored and derided, inspiring great works of art ... Read more

Dunedin Highland Games

Dunedin, FL FL

Highland dance competitions as well as Pipe Band and Heavy Athletics contests. Food, craft beer, Celtic merchandise and more at at Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

Te Anau Tartan Festival

Te Anau - New Zealand Te Anau

A fantastic family festival in Te Anau, Fiordland celebrating the south's Scottish roots. Includes Piping & Dancing, & Highland Games for the whole family. The Te Anau Tartan Festival is held over Easter weekend at Real Journeys Fiordland Community Event Centre and adjacent Memorial Park. Info: www.teanautartanfestival.co.nz

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW

Listen to the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums and a variety of solo competitions. Highland dancing, Scottish stalls and more at Maclean Showground, in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games

Hastings - New Zealand Hastings

Includes Highland & National Dancing and Solo Piping Competition. Info: www.facebook.com/HBEasterHighlandGames

Tartan Day Pub Night

Toronto, ON

The St. Andrew’s Society is pleased to announce an evening of Scottish-Canadian hospitality with a night of Celtic music, culture and fun at Noonan's Pub. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

25th Annual NYC Tartan Day Parade

New York, NY NY

A celebration of Scotland in the heart of NY for Tartan Day celebration, main parade in addition to events around NY during the week. Info: www.nycTartanWeek.org

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW

Celebrating year of Scotland with a great range of Celtic entertainement, stalls and more amongst the Australian Standing Stones. Come and experience this unique Festival in the spectacularly colourful autumn that is a highlight of the cool New England climate. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

45th Savannah Scottish Games

Savannah, GA GA

At the historic Bethesda Academy for the return of the heavy athletics, pipe bands, Highland dancers, historic reenactors, Scottish vendors, Celtic musicians, and dozens of Scottish Clans at one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Townsend, TN Tennessee

Pipes, drums, dancers, athletes, entertainers, and authentic food and wares. All set on the campus of historic Maryville College, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

Alma Highland Festival & Games

Alma, MI MI

Memorial Day Weekend for Scottish dance, music, food, entertainment on the grounds of Alma High School. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW

The Knights, pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers & entertainment, Scottish Clans & community groups on display at Central Park. A free community event. Wingham is a small township 20min drive west of Taree on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC

The National Celtic Festival, Australia's largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture ,held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

The St. Andrew’s Society’s Annual Spring Dinner

Toronto, ON

This event will be back at The Chefs’ House, an innovative restaurant that operates as part of the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Program at George Brown College. A brand ambassador from Spirit of York Distillery will be onsite to sample one of their gins. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON

A celebration of Scotland at Lakeside Park. Info: www.kingsville.ca/en/explore-and-play/kingsville-highland-games.aspx

Manitoba Highland Gathering

Selkirk, MB

Highland Dance Competition, Pipe & Drum Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Clans and more. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW

Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Kilted Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling ... Read more

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fergus, ON

Pipe bands, Clan village, Scottish dance, entertainment and more at one of Canada’s largest Scottish events. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com