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July 2018

Sabhal Mòr Summer Gaelic Courses

July 2 - August 24
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

For over 40 years Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has offered courses in the Gaelic language and in traditional music with instruction in Gaelic, Gaelic song, fiddle, button-box and accordion, photography and a range of other specialised subjects offered by a talented team of instructors. Info: www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

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August 2018

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 3 - August 25
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 3 - August 27
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The largest arts festival in the world at venues across Edinburgh. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 3 - August 27
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The International Festival present a programme featuring finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing

August 6 - September 24
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Eight week course aimed at beginners (and improvers). Learn the basic steps and formations along with some simple but fun Scottish country dances. A great way to keep fit and make friends. Classes will then continue with casual/weekly payment options, welcoming batches of new dancers at specified intervals. Once you feel confident you can progress ... Read more

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The Cowal Highland Gathering

August 23 - August 25
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

The world’s biggest Highland games attracts thousands of competitors and includes the Scottish and World Highland Dancing championships. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest

August 24 - August 25
Keene, ON Canada

Celtic music and fun. Info: www.greenbridgecelticfolkfest.com

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177th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

August 25
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

The unique March of the Lonach Highlanders is followed by all the fun of traditional Highland games at Bellabeg Park, Bellabeg House. Info: www.lonach.org

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58th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 25
Old Westbury – USA Old Westbury, NY USA

Celebrate Scotland at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 25
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 & a plate of food for supper at Drayton ... Read more

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Barrier Reef Highland Dancing Championships

August 25
Kirwin, QLD Australia

Highland dance competitions at Emmaus Hall, Ryan Catholic College, Canterbury Rd. Info: 0400 932 346.

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Auckland Centre Solo Piping Festival

August 25
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come along and support emerging pipers. Solo piping competition & events at Uxbridge Arts Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick. Info: Merv Appleton 09 534 9634 or 027 246 0929.

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13th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and “Gathering of the Clans”

August 25
Mayville NY United States

A festival atmosphere for the whole family with pipe bands, Celtic bands, dancers, Clans Celtic traders and more at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: Ph: 814 323 7360 or 716 484 2833 or www.96thhighlanders.com

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Goshen Pipe Band Challenge

August 25
Campbell Hall NY United States

Bring your family, friends, lawn chair, desire to relax in the scenic landscape of Thomas Bull Memorial Park... and above all your appreciation for pipe band music! Info: www.goshenpbc.org

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Highland Ball 2018

August 25
Waikanae – New Zealand Waikanae, New Zealand

Come along to the Highland Ball in Waikanae for a fun evening of dancing and socialising. Live band all night, a set from the Kapiti Pipes & Drums and a full catered supper provided. BYO drinks. Email [email protected] for enquiries, or check out our Facebook page Kapiti Caledonian Society www.facebook.com/events/126146044719771/?ti=ia

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

August 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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The Dramatic story of Comrie, a beautiful village in Perthshire

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Margaret Kamester, a friend in Canada, has written about this village and the WWII POW camp at nearby Cultybraggan, where a very special man, Herbert Sulzbach, achieved wonders in the de-Nazification of prisoners, and how one of them, Heinrich Steinmeyer, rewarded Comrie with amazing generosity for the humane treatment accorded to the prisoners with the ... Read more

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The Long Take: Robin Robertson

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Robin Robertson is one of Britain's most acclaimed poets. His recently released book-length narrative poem, The Long Take, is 'a beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring. Here we have a poet at the peak of his symphonic powers taking a great risk, and ... Read more

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Diary of a Bookseller: Shaun Bythell

August 29
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Chronicles a year in the life of The Bookshop - the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland. It contains over 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving along twisting corridors. Bythell paints, with Black Books-esque humour, a picture of a daily grind punctuated by time-wasting customers, the occasional golden find, and spits aptly as ... Read more

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Clan Munro USA & Canada Gathering

August 30 - September 2
Halifax – Canada Halifax, NS Canada

Clan events taking place in Halifax. Info: www.clanmunroassociation.ca

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Celtic Celebrations

August 30
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A little bit of Irish & a wee bit of Scottish. A morning Celtic show featuring the beautiful mezzo soprano voice of Kathleen Moore, and the hilarious stand-up comedy of Bubble at Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas St. Info: www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au

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The Wisconsin Highland Games

August 31 - September 2
Waukesha – USA Waukesha, WI USA

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

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Ceilidh Club

August 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Community Ceilidh

August 31
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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September 2018

Canmore Highland Games

September 1 - September 2
Canmore – Canada Canmore, AB Canada

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

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Virginia Scottish Games

September 1 - September 2
The Plains – USA The Plains, VA USA

Celebrate Scotland Labor Day weekend at Great Meadow. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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Capital District Scottish Games

September 1 - September 2
Altamont NY United States

Something for every Scot at Altamont Fair Grounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Braemar Gathering

September 1
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Traditional Highland games with piping, Highland dancing and strong events, the event has regularly welcomed royalty including Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Calgary Highland Games

September 1
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

One of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada at Springbank Park for All Seasons. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.org

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NZ Solo Drumming Championship

September 1
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The RNZPBA is delighted to announce the inaugural NZ Solo Drumming Championship at The Drama Theatre, Scots College. The competition is an invitation only one independent of pipe band contests or solo piping events. The RNZPBA plan to live stream the event. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

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Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

September 1 - September 16
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Annual celebration of Scotland's fantastic larder offering more than 200 events around the country. These range from cookery demonstrations to festivals, farmers' markets and tasting events. Info: www.fooddrinkfort.scot

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Scottish Pipes & Drums Concert

September 1
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

The Scotch College, Hawthorn and Old Scotch Pipes and Drums bands will be performing a concert at the Geoffrey McComas Theatre, Scotch College. The concert will showcase the talents of current Scotch boys and Old Boys who continue to play beyond their school years at a entertaining evening of Scottish music. Tickets are just $5 ... Read more

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27th Annual Tall Ship Cruise

September 2
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Once again, the crew of the Empire Sandy, Canada's tallest sailing ship, will be hoisting the sails for the Scottish Studies Foundation , with Highland dancers, folk music and the pipes. Info: www.scottishstudies.com

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Heart of The Highlands

September 3
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

Heart of the Highlands will tell the stories and legends that are said to be the origins behind the traditional highland dances of Scotland. The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand brings together New Zealand’s top highland dance talent including past and present NZ champion dancers at ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson St. Info: www.nzahnd.org.nz

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Creative Writing Workshop with Denise Mina: Plotting

September 3
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Acclaimed Scottish writer Denise Mina leads an in-depth guide to plotting. Join a limited capacity group to learn the art of a well-baked plot from the writer of the Detective Morrow and Paddy Meehan series and of plays, short stories, and graphic novels. Bring your works in progress or come with a clean slate and ... Read more

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A Life of Crime: Denise Mina

September 4
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Best-selling Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina joins Catherine Robertson for a conversation about a writing life immersed in the darker side of life. Following her brilliantly engrossing Alex Morrow and Garnethill series, Mina's latest book is the award-winning The Long Drop, based on the true story of Peter Manuel, a serial killer operating in 1950s ... Read more

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Long’s Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival

September 6 - September 9
Estes Park – USA Estes Park, CO USA

The best in Celtic music at Estes Park. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Quebec City Celtic Festival

September 6 - September 9
Quebec City Canada

The biggest francophone Celtic festival in North America. Info: www.festivalceltique.com

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Heart of The Highlands

September 6
Oamaru New Zealand

Be sure to see this spectacular showcase of Celtic legends told in highland dance by the internationally acclaimed Highland Dance Company of New Zealand. Learn the stories behind the classic dances of the highlands of Scotland brought to you by this innovative Company of New Zealand’s top highland dance talent joined by Oamaru’s own local ... Read more

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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A Celtic Evening featuring “The American Rogues”

September 7
Nashville, TN United States

North America’s premier Celtic band, The American Rogues in concert at The Hermitage. The 5 pm performance also features The Secret Commonwealth & Nashville Celts-a great start to the 4th Annual Middle TN Highland Games. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Clan Arthur Chief’s visit to Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival with Clan reunion and AGM.

September 7 - September 9
Estes Park – USA Estes Park, CO USA

Chief John MacArthur, of that Ilk will be an “Honored Guest” of the above games. The US branch would love to welcome Arthur/MacArthur people from all over the globe to this exciting event and to attend their AGM as a guest. Info: [email protected] or www.facebook.com/groups/2221538694/

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Portpatrick Folk Festival

September 7 - September 10
Portpatrick United Kingdom

A weekend festival in a picturesque seaside village, with Celtic & folk concerts at the village hall and sessions at harbourside pubs on the Friday and Saturday. Info: www.portpatrickfolkfestival.org

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Columbus Scottish Festival

September 8 - September 9
Columbus – USA Columbus, IN USA

A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W 200. Info: www.scottishfestival.org

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The Middle Tennessee Highland Games

September 8
Nashville TN United States

Music, dancing, exhibitions, games, competitions, as well as food & craft vendors at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Pitlochry Highland Games

September 8
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Traditional Highland games featuring dancing, pipe band competitions and, of course, heavy events and track & field. Info: www.pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk

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The Beach Celtic Festival

September 8 - September 9
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Steeped in tradition held in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens, with Celtic music, dance and fun. Info: www.thecelticfestival.com

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Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

September 8
Quinte West, ON Canada

A celebration of all things Celtic at Centennial Park. Info: www.trentonscottishirish.com

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Colchester Highland Games & Gathering

September 8 - September 9
Bible Hill, Colchester County, NS Canada

A multicultural event uniting the peoples of our county in one event.  A traditional Highland Games with a twist at NSPEC Complex, Ryland Ave. Info: www.colchesterhighlandgames.com

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Ipswich Piping and Drumming Solo Championships (IPADS)

September 8
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping and drumming competition hosted by Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band at Ipswich RSL Sub Branch, 63 Nicholas St. Info: www.ipswichthistle.com

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2018 Knox Highland Gathering

September 8 - September 9
Wahroonga, NSW Australia

Knox Solo and Band Contest, includes A Grade Piping Solos at Knox Grammar School, 2 Borambil St. Info: Judith McGhie: 02 9487 0420 or [email protected]

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

September 9
Armadale – Australia Armadale, WA Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event.The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that’s done in ... Read more

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

September 9
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts., Limstone Park. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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With Strings Attached

September 9
Blenheim – New Zealand Blenheim, New Zealand

A mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music with guitar, fiddle, banjo bodhran and voice at Dodson Street Beer Garden, 1 Dodson St. Info: www.dodsonstreet.co.nz

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Celtic Pipe Band: Worlds Variety Concert

September 9
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

The Celtic Pipe Band present an afternoon of entertainment with a mixture of traditional and modern music in their very own Worlds Variety Concert at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts. All proceeds will help CPB get to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow - August 2019. Tickets: www.ncma.nz

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Prescott Highland Games

September 14 - September 16
Prescott – USA Prescott, AZ USA

A weekend of Celtic celebration at Loch Watson. Info: 928-642-0020 or www.prescottareacelticsociety.com

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ScotFest

September 14 - September 16
Tulsa – USA Tulsa, OK USA

Oklahoma's premier Celtic music festival & Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities

September 14 - September 15
Davenport – USA Davenport, IA USA

Celebrate Celtic culture at Centennial Park on the Davenport Riverfront. Info: www.celtichighlandgames.org

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

September 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 15
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

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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Invercharron Highland Games

September 15
Bonar Bridge United Kingdom

Traditionally the final Highland Games of the year, a thrillingly tense event where many of the Scottish Highland Games Association league are decided. Info: www.invercharrongames.co.uk

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Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival

September 15
Nelson Bay – Australia Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Everything from Scottish pipe bands, Celtic bands, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic dancers, Highland dancers, Celtic choir and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, Dick Burwell Oval AFL field. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Scotch Whisky Festival

September 15
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom

Bringing together distillers and whisky enthusiasts from around the country for an experience to savour and remember for years to come at Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Rd. Info: www.scotchwhiskyfestival.com/fife

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Kirkcaldy Waterfront Beach Highland Games

September 15
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom

Highland games on Kirkcaldy Waterfront, the only Highland Games be to staged on a beach. Info: www.kirkcaldy4all.co.uk

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End of Winter Ceilidh

September 15
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Join us for a ceilidh dance to farewell winter and welcome in spring! As usual your favourite family band the Chias will be playing up a storm to get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Everyone welcome, invite your friends and family at Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre. Info: +64 22 084 8581 or www.facebook.com/aucklandceilidhs

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Shetland Society of Wellington AGM & Anniversary Lunch

September 16
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

At Pipe Band Hall, Newtown, 12.30pm. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Walking Tour: Robert Louis Stevenson and Edinburgh’s New Town

September 16
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Starting with a short talk in the Victorian Heroes and Heroines exhibition at the Portrait Gallery, our afternoon walk takes us to the northern New Town, Greenside and Calton Hill, as we explore Robert Louis Stevenson’s Edinburgh at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen St. Info: [email protected]

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Celtic In the Kirk

September 16
Picton New Zealand

A Celtic Variety Concert featuring performances by Shamrock Touch, Highland & Irish Dancers, Ella Kernick-Harvey (vocal), Blenheim & Districts Pipers and Drummers, Angus John Monk (piano), Kurt Simcic & friends (Celtic) at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 38 York St. Info: Phone: 03-573 6466.

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Ceilidh Dance: Family Fun for All

September 16
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place. At Irish Society Hall, ... Read more

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Scottish Country Dance Class with Deb Lees

September 16
Oakville, ON Canada

Deb Lees is a long time teacher of the Advanced/Demonstration Class in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. She will mainly teach dances from Newcastle and Dunedin/New Scotland (Edinburgh University) at the Dance Studio in Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge St. Info: Alma Smith: [email protected]

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Big Stone Celtic 2018

September 21 - September 22
Big Stoen Gap VA United States

A celebration of the traditions of the Celtic Nations music, song, stories, food, crafts and dance. Info: www.bigstoneceltic.com

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 21 - September 23
Lincoln – USA Lincoln, NH USA

Don your tartans and enjoy the Loon Mountain Resort with an impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games & Festival. Info: 1-800-358-7268 or www.nhscot.org

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The Jura Music Festival

September 21 - September 23
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

A fantastic weekend of traditional Scottish music in a beautiful, remote island setting, Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival

September 21 - September 22
Strontian United Kingdom

With a strong literary focus, this tiny festival in the remote village of Strontian on the shores of Loch Sunar. Info: www.threelochs.co.uk

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Papakura Pipe Band Whisky Tasting Fundraiser

September 21
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Sampling whisky from 6 of Scotland's finest distilleries, come join us for an evening of fun and whisky history, with entertainment by Papakura Pipe Band at Glengarry Wines, 118 Wellesley Street West. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Wigtown Book Festival

September 21 - September 30
Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown, United Kingdom

The festival marks the 20th year since Wigtown became Scotland’s National Book Town with the largest and most diverse progamme ever. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

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60th Ligonier Highland Games

September 22
Ligonier – USA Ligonier, PA USA

A celebration of Scotland at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Sydney Thistle Pipe Band Centenary Ceilidh & Ball

September 22
Kensington, NSW Australia

Celebrate with Sydney Thistle Pipe Band at UNSW Roundhouse, Anzac Parade with pipe band performances and 2 course meal. Info: [email protected] or www.trybooking.com/WRZS

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City of Port Adelaide Highland Dancing Championships

September 22
Enfield, SA Australia

Highland dancing competitions and events at St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Whittington St. Info: 08 8281 9680.

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Brisbane Boys Colleage Solo and Mini Band Contest

September 22
Toowong, QLD Australia

Pipes & drums competitions and events at Brisbane Boys College, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3359 4512.

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Shetland Wool Week

September 22 - September 30
Shetland – Scotland Shetland , Scotland

Shetland's textile industry celebrates the sheep that catapulted it to fame masterclasses, workshops and events led by professionals from the textile and design industry, along with a makers market and exhibitions. Info: www.shetlandwoolweek.com

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Celtic Piping Club Session

September 23
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Pipers Society International Piping Recital

September 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

Bagpipe performances at the Regatta Hotel, 543 Coronation Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.org

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Historic Scottish Gardens and Scots Influences on the Early Gardens of New York

September 25
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Presented by American Scottish Foundation & National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA in association with the Burns Society of New York. The ASF will speak on the influence of Scots on the early gardens of the United States including the Alexander Hamilton home The Grange and the heather gardens at Fort Totten. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival

September 28 - September 30
Bethlehem – USA Bethlehem, PA USA

A celebration of all things Celtic and five stages of continuous entertainment. Info: 610-868-9599 or www.celticfest.org

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KVMR Celtic Festival

September 28 - September 30
Grass Valley CA United States

Includes eleven performance areas including five musical and six demonstration stages and a weekend-long youth arts instruction that has included Celtic music, magic, dance and songwriting. Info: www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

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St Louis Scottish Games & Festival

September 28 - September 29
Chesterfield – USA Chesterfield, MO USA

Bagpipes, Clans, Scottish events and more at Spirit Airpark, West Drive. Info: www.stlouis-scottishgames.com

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Encounters in a New Zealand Colonial Settlement

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

“It is curious how keenly allied in character are the Scottish Highlander and the Maori” – Former Director of the VUW Stout Centre Irish/Scottish Studies, Brad Patterson will tell of his research into the intriguing story of this relationship with the Victoria University of Wellington Scottish Interest Group. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Ceilidh Club

September 28
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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RSCDS Saskatchewan Workshop Weekend

September 28 - September 30
Moose Jaw, SK Canada

Saskatchewan Scottish country dance events including: Welcome Ceilidh, Workshop Classes Saturday (for specific levels), followed by a Banquet and Ball Saturday evening. Info: Mike Blanchard 306-690-5182 or [email protected]

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Nova Scotia Harp Festival

September 28 - September 30
Halifax – Canada Halifax, NS Canada

The first Harp Festival in Nova Scotia, will be opened by the Poet Laureate of Scotland, Lewis MacKinnon, the first who is not from Scotland but from that far flung colony-Nova Scotia. Queen of Harps, Ann Heymann and her musician husband who also sings in Gaelic, will be the headliners. Aimed at the scholar, the ... Read more

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RSCDS Saskatchewan Workshop Weekend

September 28 - September 30
Moose Jaw, SK Canada

There will be a Friday Welcome Ceilidh, Workshop Classes Saturday (for specific levels), followed by a Banquet and Ball Saturday evening at the Heritage Inn Hotel. Info: Mike Blanchard 306-690-5182 or [email protected]

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24th Annual BIFHSGO Family History Conference

September 28 - September 30
Ottawa, ON Canada

Scottish Family History, DNA—an' a' that at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Info: [email protected] or 613-234-2520.

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Dixon Scottish Highland Games & Gathering

September 29
Dixon CA United States

Lots of Scottish fun , music and more at Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. Info: www.scotsindixon.org

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Stringmania

September 30 - October 7
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A collaboration between Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Stringmania is a celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - music, dance, language and song. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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October 2018

Ness Book Fest

October 4 - October 7
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Inverness based book festival that features emerging voices as well as big names in a free programme of events. Info: www.nessbookfest.wordpress.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 5
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Celtic Colours

October 5 - October 13
Cape Breton, NS Canada

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate our rich culture. Info: www.celtic-colours.com

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Clan Mackenzie National Gathering

October 5 - October 7
Canberra , ACT Australia

Calling all Mackenzies and Septs to join together in a chance to delve into your family history and meet fellow clan members.This event is in conjunction with the Canberra Highland Gathering in Kambah including the Saturday night Ceilidh at the Burns Club. New members and families are welcome. Please contact Secretary Geraldine Fennessy: 0408 507 ... Read more

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Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 6
Canberra , ACT Australia

A free day of Scottish events includes the ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish heavy events, Scottish dance and stalls. A great day of Scottish fun and friendship at Kett Street Oval,  Kambah. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival 2018

October 6 - October 7
Aztec, NM NM United States

The Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture through traditional athletic competitions, music and dance performances, clan representation, and more at Riverside Park. Info: www.aztechighlandgames.com

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The 27th Annual Reno Celtic Celebration

October 6 - October 7
Reno – USA Reno, NV USA

Celtic music, fun and friendship at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Info: www.renoceltic.org

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A Braw Scots Night 2018

October 6
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Clan Campbell Society Australia, Queensland's annual celebration dinner. Celebrate your Clan at the Clan Ceilidh at Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Dr. Info: Peter Spencer: [email protected] or 0403 370 332.

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Crieff & Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst Walking Festival

October 6 - October 14
Strathearn United Kingdom

Celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. Info: www.droverstryst.com

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Drury Mini Pipe Band Contest

October 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Papakura Pipe Band excited to announce the mini band contest is back again for 2018, with more craic in store for everyone at Murphy's Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Rd. Registration and info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz/minis

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NZ Young Piper of the Year 2018

October 6
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

This exciting one day event will consist of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for all ages and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 ... Read more

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

October 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts., Limstone Park. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Clan MacNicol World Gathering

October 11 - October 14
Portree, Isle of Skye United Kingdom

Join members of the worldwide Highland Clan MacNeacail Federation on Skye for a variety of events and kinship. Info: www.scorrybreac.org/2018-clan-gathering.html

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Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

October 11 - October 15
Shetland – Scotland Shetland , Scotland

Visiting and local acts join together in a Shetland knees-up to warm up the October evenings with fine trad music. Info: www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com

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The Royal National Mòd 2018

October 12 - October 20
Dunoon – Scotland Dunoon, Argyll Scotland

Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk/nationalmod

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

October 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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RSCDS Ottawa Workshop Weekend

October 12 - October 14
Ottawa – Canada Ottawa, ON Canada

A special workshop weekend of Scottish country dance events. Info:  www.rscdsottawa.ca

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Seaside Highland Games

October 13 - October 14
Ventura – USA Ventura, CA USA

The premier Scottish event on the central California Coast at Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W Harbor Blvd. Info: www.seaside-games.com

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 19 - October 21
Stone Mountain – USA Stone Mountain, GA USA

In the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park with Clans, pipe bands, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.smhg.org

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 19 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

A celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, with Scottish and international storytellers and musicians at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Info: www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre

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Sounds of Scotland – The Journey

October 19
Toowong, QLD Australia

Fresh from performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Bands join with local musicians and dancers to present their Sounds of Scotland variety concert. Come along for a great night of Scottish entertainment at Brisbane Boys' College (BBC), Kensington Terrace. Info: (07) 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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Re-Jigged Festival

October 19 - October 21
Halifax, NS Canada

Featuring workshops, master classes, sessions, three concerts and a late-night ceilidh, Re-Jigged is about learning, sharing and enjoying the best “new trad” Celtic music and dance.. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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Scottish North American Leadership Conference 2018

October 19 - October 21
Troy, MI MI United States

Utilizing panels and the presentations of experts in the genre SNALC will listens for the blended voices of our speakers, our attendees, and our younger guests hosted by participating organizations at Kilgore Centre. Info: www.scottishleadershipconference.org

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Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20 - October 21
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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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Tweed Valley Forest Festival

October 20 - October 28
Glentress, Scottish Borders United Kingdom

A celebration of the rich woodland culture of the Borders in a variety of locations around the beautiful Tweed Valley. Info: www.forest-festival.com

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Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Silver Chanter Solo Piping Competitions 2018

October 20 - October 21
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

As one of the biggest solo piping competitions in New Zealand and highly rated amongst competitors and spectators alike, the competitions are home to the biggest light music prize in NZ piping, the Silver Chanter March, Strathspey & Reel event at St Andrew's College, Normans Rd. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz/competitions

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 21
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

Presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band with pipe band contests, Scottish stalls and more at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx. 3.00 PM. Info: Alison 0414 928 016, [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

October 21
Leichhardt, NSW Australia

Simple Scottish dances for all the family to enjoy. Aimed at including children. No experience required, all dances will be walked through. Refreshments afterwards at Leichhardt Town Hall 107 Norton St. Info: www.trybooking.com/XAXU or [email protected]

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Orkney Storytelling Festival

October 25 - October 28
Orkney – Scotland Orkney , Scotland

A four-day programme of walks, talks, story sessions and workshops with renowned storytellers from Scotland and beyond. Info: www.orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

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Asilomar Scottish Country Dance Weekend & Workshop

October 26 - October 28
Pacific Grove, CA CA United States

A weekend of Scottish country dancing, classes, and lots more. Celebrating 60 years since the very first Scottish Country Dance event was held at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave. Info: www.asilomar.rscds-sf.org

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Ceilidh Club

October 26
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Sarasota Celtic Music Festival

October 26 - October 27
Sarasota, FL FL United States

A weekend of Celtic music and fun at Nathan Benderson Park. Info: www.celtoberfest.org

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Perth All Scotland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

October 27
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

The 69th annual festival of its kind. Kicking off with a ceilidh, the event takes in competitions and championships during the day before finishing with the Senior Scottish Championship and performances by some of Scotland's top musicians. Info: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk

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The Glenfiddich Solo Piping Championship

October 27
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

Established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest individual pipers and to seek the best overall exponents of ceol mor or piobaireachd (the great music) and ceol beag or light music (the little music) at Blair Castle. Each year, 10 competitors qualify to play at this prestigious event through placing in one of a series ... Read more

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Scottish American Society Of South Florida Fall Halloween Ceilidh

October 27
Hollywood, FL United States

Entertainment includes pipe & drumming, the fine fiddles & more at the Church of the Little Flower, 1805 Pierce St. Info: www.sassf.org

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Pipers Society Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Competition

October 27
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Invitational Hornpipe and Jig competition at Emmanuel College, University of Queensland, St Lucia. Info: [email protected]

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Weary Dunlop Dinner

October 27
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Patron Malcolm Murry the 12th Earl of Dunmore and the Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Abney-Hastings the 15th Earl of Loudoun on behalf of St Andrew’s First Aid Australia (SAFAA) and The Weary Dunlop Foundation present the Weary Dunlop Dinner at The Kelvin Club Melbourne. Info: St. Andrew's First Aid 0413 932 ... Read more

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Shetland Knitwear Demonstration

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The beauties of Shetland knitwear and the skill of its creators Members of the Shetland Society will come to share and demonstrate how these marvellous pieces are created – traditional and modern designs including the fine lace with the Victoria University of Wellington Scottish Interest Group. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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November 2018

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 2 - November 4
Perthshire United Kingdom

A variety of music events with Dougie Maclean and friends including; music sessions, a triple Cabaret Amber, a big Dougie concert at Perth Concert Hall, and a Farewell Concert/Event. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 4
Gosford – Australia Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

November 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 9 - November 11
Beechworth, VIC

Bands will play at various locations across the weekend with the Old Gaol Tattoo within the walls of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Concert of Remembrance

November 9
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland in partnership with City of Edinburgh, to say thank you through music and song, to those who served, sacrificed and changed our world during the First World War. Narrated by Rose McBain and featuring Isla St Clair, The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Band of ... Read more

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Wallace Award Dinner for Heritage, Arts & Culture

November 9
New York – USA New York, NY USA

Presented by the American-Scottish Foundation at the University Club, celebrate the work of the Foundation, honorees and Scottish American heritage in true Scottish style. Info: 212 605 0338 or www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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8th Annual Hororata Highland Games

November 10
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

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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Celtic Music Festival and Scottish Highland Games 2018

November 10 - November 11
Gulfport, MS MS United States

Celtic music festival & Scottish Highland Games at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd. Info: www.mshighlandsandislands.org

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Hornby Tattoo

November 10
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A Celtic Tattoo celebrating Armistice Day at the "Castle" upstairs at the Hornby Club, 17 Carmen Road, Hornby. Info: www.facebook.com/Hornby-Tattoo-2018-1648046535271709/

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

November 10
Forestville, NSW Australia

Sydney Scottish Country Dance Society invites you to an evening of fun social dancing, accompanied by the magical music of Iain Mackenzie on accordion. Come along, bring a drink, enjoy the music and join the dance, no experience or Scottish heritage required. At Forestville Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Starkey St Info: www.trybooking.com/WTAO or [email protected]

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Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 17
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

A range of activities from traditional and contemporary Scottish culture at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera. Info: www.aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com

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Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival

November 17
Dunedin, FL FL United States

Presented by the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation is an annual event centered around traditional and contemporary Celtic music and both local and national craft beer at Dunedin's Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

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2018 Annual Church Parade

November 18
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Presented by the St Andrews Society of Toronto. The service commences at 10:30am at the historic Glenview Presbyterian Church. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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St Andrews Society of Toronto Charity Ball

November 24
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Experience a glamorous taste of Scotland and a tremendous opportunity to experience Scottish hospitality and revel in Scotland’s rich history and traditions at Fairmont Royal York Hotel 100 Front Street West. Info: [email protected] or www.standrews-society.ca

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Shiftin’ Bobbins’ St Andrew’s Celebration Dance

November 24
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Scotch Mist will play for the 5th Annual Shiftin’ Bobbins celebration of Scotland’s Bard at Grace Church-On-The-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. Info: www.shiftinbobbins.webs.com

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St. Andrew’s Annual Dinner and Gala

November 24
Ottawa, ON Canada

St Andrew's Society of Ottawa Annual Dinner and Gala will be held at the Britannia Yacht Club, 2717 Cassels St. The Haggis will be formally addressed. During dinner there will be a Pipe Band and a Highland Dance display. Alan James will be Master of Ceremonies The evening will conclude with Ceilidh and Scottish Country ... Read more

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Community Ceilidh

November 30
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day! Bring your friends and family for a night of joyful dancing to Brisbane's premiere Scottish ceilidh band at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/CeilidhClan

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Ceilidh Club

November 30
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Happy St. Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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!

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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 30
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Celebrate St Andrews Day with live pipes, food and fun at the Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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December 2018

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 1
Daylesford – Australia Daylesford, VIC Australia

Enjoy a wee bit of Scotland, the event includes a Street March, then a full days drumming, piping and dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Christchurch Casino Highland Day

December 1
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Annual Highland Day Contest run by the Canterbury Caledonian Society Grade One Pipe Band commences at 11am. To be held in the grounds of the Ilam Homestead. Info: Secretary Kim Robertson [email protected]

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Shetland Society of Wellington Christmas Party

December 2
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

At Pipe Band Hall, Newtown, 12.30pm. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 8
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers will converge on The Square. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

December 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School Nelson 2018/19

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

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

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Ceilidh Club

December 28
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2019

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

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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January 2019

Waipu Highland Games

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

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

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RNZPBA Summer School

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

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

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

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

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

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Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh

January 19, 2019
Ottawa, ON Canada

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

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Burns Supper

January 25, 2019
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

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

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Turakina Highland Games

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

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

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February 2019

Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

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

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

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 17, 2019
Richmond, TAS Australia

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

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March 2019

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 2, 2019
Quirindi, NSW Australia

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

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Celtic Piping Club Session

March 31, 2019
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival

March 31, 2019
Ringwood – Australia Ringwood, VIC Australia

Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish stalls at the East Ringwood Sports Ground. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/ringwoodvictoriaaustralia

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April 2019

Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 6, 2019
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

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

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May 2019

Australian Celtic Festival

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

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

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Celtic Piping Club Session

May 5, 2019
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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June 2019

National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19, 2019 - June 23, 2019

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

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