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June 2019

Scottish Week 2019

June 14 - June 18
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June & Mon 17th June and a luncheon and historical tour of Old Government House, Parramatta ... Read more

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New England Piping & Drumming Academy 2019

June 16 - June 21
Byfield, MA ME United States

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

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The Virginia Piping School 2019

June 16 - June 21
Winchester, VA VA United States

Presented by The National Piping Centre at Shenandoah University. Piping tuition and events with  world-class instructors lined and welcomes all levels of players. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk

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National Clan Sinclair Canada Gathering

June 19 - June 23

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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The Royal Highland Show

June 20 - June 23
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities. Celebrating its 179th year, The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 21 - June 22
Caledonia, ON Canada

Artisans, Celtic entertainment, pipes & drums, heavy events and Highland dancers. Discover your Celtic roots by visiting the Clan tents and trace your family heritage. Share a sláinte! with friends at the beer tent and satisfy your cravings at one of the food vendors at 151 Caithness Street East. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 22
Kingsville, ON Canada

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

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The Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 22 - June 23
East Selkirk, MB Canada

A family fun filled, community designated over 50 years old event which strives to preserve, promote, nurture, educate and share Scottish Culture and Heritage, arts, sports and agriculture at Legacy Park. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.com

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 22 - June 23
Vista, CA CA United States

Heavy Athletics, Dancing - Highland and Scottish Country, Piping and Drumming, Massed Bands, Clans and Societies, vendors and more at 1200 Vale Terrace Dr. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 22 - June 23
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

Engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage. Info: www.stbfportsoy.org

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Ohio Scottish Games

June 22
Wellington – USA Wellington, OH USA

Celebrating traditional Scottish Highland Games at Lorain Country Fairgrounds. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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Scottish Ball

June 22
Mount Pritchard, NSW Australia

Scottish Dancing Association of Australia & Associates presents the Scottish Ball and Presentation of Debutantes at The Starz Auditorium, Mounties, Mount Pritchard Community Club. Info: Diane Banks: [email protected] or 02 9824 0860 or Karen McPhillips: [email protected] or 0438 810 960.

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Winter Ceilidh

June 22
Mitcham, SA Australia

Dance Scottish at the Mitcham Village Cultural Institute Hall, 103C Princes Rd. Musicians will be Telenn Tri. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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The Gathering

June 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance, including the Queensland Pipe Band Championships at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

June 23
Edmonton, AB Canada

Be stirred by the sounds of pipes and drums, the sight of Highland and country dancing, the thrill of heavy events (like the hammer throw and caber toss) and the fun of it all. Info: https://sites.google.com/view/edmontonscottishsociety/highland-gathering

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

June 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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Stanley Bridge Hall Ceilidh

June 24
Stanley Bridge, PE Canada

This popular Ceilidh returns on Monday nights at the historic Stanley Bridge Women's Institute Hall! This traditional Ceilidh is a down home kitchen party and will feature lively maritime music, champion step dancing, traditional fiddling and lots of laughter! Info: [email protected] or www.peiceilidhs.com

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28 - June 30
Kilmore, VIC Australia

A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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Piping Inverness

June 29
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

The European Pipe Band Championships will be held in Bught Park, with food and drink, traditional craft stalls and live entertainment, will make it a fun-filled family day out. Info: [email protected]

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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 29 - July 6
Halifax, NS Canada

A show inspired by Military Tattoos given by military bands and display teams at Scotiabank Centre. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
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. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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Tartan Day Tattoo-Gathering of the Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

The Act of Proscription August 1, 1747 marked the banning by the British Empire the wearing of Tartan. Punishable by gaol. This event we recognise the significant sacrifices made by the Scots to protect their land and families and features the Brisbane City Pipe Band at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. ... Read more

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Auckland Region Ball

June 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Scottish country dance event and ball. Info: www.aucklandscd.org.nz

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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 29
Palmer, AK United States

Celebrate Scotland at Alaska State Fair 2075 Glenn Hwy. Info: www.alaskascottish.org/highland-games

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Caledonian Society of WA June Ceilidh

June 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

Sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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Round Hill Highland Games

June 30
Lakeville – USA Lakeville, CT USA

A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park. Info: www.facebook.com/RoundHillHighlandGames

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The Kirking Of The Tartan

June 30
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Scottish Heritage Centre of W.A. is holding The Kirking Of The Tartan church service at 2pm at Scots Church, South Terrace. The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. William MacRae, will be officiating. All are welcome, and there will be an afternoon tea to follow (for $5 per person). Info: Patricia Hatch 08 9384 6332 ... Read more

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July 2019

Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Embro Highland Games

July 1
Zorra, ON Canada

Family fun with a Scottish flair on Canada Day at 355644 35th Line. Info: www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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FiddlyNess 2019

July 1 - July 5
Big River, SK Canada

Traditional fiddle music has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. FiddlyNess will feature jam sessions for all levels, exciting concerts, old time dances, new friends and new tunes, all in the beautiful setting of Ness Creek. Info: www.fiddlyness.com

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3 - July 7
Camperdown, VIC Australia

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

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Kenmore Highland Games

July 3
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Traditional Highland games with a heavy event unique to Kenmore, throwing the Tirnie Stones -an almost spherical stone found on Tirinie Farm, Kenmore. Info: www.kenmorehighlandgames.com

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Great Scots: Canadian Fiction Writers with Links to Scotland

July 4
Toronto – Canada Toronto, ON Canada

Join Douglas Gibson, editor, publisher, author and performer, as he presents the Toronto premiere of Great Scots, recounting the literary contributions of Scottish-Canadians from 1867 to present at the Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre, Third Floor. Info: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 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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Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

July 5 - July 7
Kincardine – Canada Kincardine, ON Canada

Enjoy three days and nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality at Victoria Park. Info: www.kincardinescottishfest.com

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Almonte Celtfest

July 5 - July 7
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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 Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. The 2019 Games will be a very special event marking ... Read more

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The Penticton Scottish Festival

July 6
Penticton, BC Canada

A one day event that combines traditional Scottish Highland Games of musical and athletic competition with Celtic cultural expos of entertainment and family fun at King’s Park, 550 Eckhardt Ave. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

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Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Tartan Ball

July 6
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Celebrate International tartan Day in Scottish style with an Address to the Haggis, Perth Metro Pipe Band and Heel and Toe Ceilidh Band at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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Tauranga Performing Arts Highland Dance Competition

July 6
Tauranga New Zealand

Highland dance competitions and events at Graham Young Youth Theatre, Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Road. Info: Mrs Helene Karton 07 544 2024 or [email protected]

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John Paul Jones Birthday Celebration

July 6
Arbigland, Dumfries United Kingdom

John Paul Jones was one of the greatest Founding Fathers of America and The Father of the US Navy for his heroics in the American Revolutionary War. Come celebrate his birth (July 6, 1747) at the place of his birth and childhood, The John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage and Museum located on Arbigland Estates just ... Read more

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Tartan Day Celebration

July 6
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

A concert in the Burnside Community Centre Hall commencing at 11.00 am. The program will include stories about the history of tartan, the rebellion of the Jacobites leading to the banning of the wearing of tartan, pipe band music played by students of Seymour College, Highland dancing, an Address to the Haggis and haggis tasting. ... Read more

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
Parkville, VIC Australia

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

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The 156th Annual Antigonish Highland Games

July 7 - July 14
Antigonish – Canada Antigonish, NS Canada

The Games feature athletic competitions such as the Elite Mile, Scottish Heavy Events, and a  Tug-Of-War, as well as competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Highland Dance at Columbus Field. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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The Ceòlas Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Isle of South Uist – Scotland Isle of South Uist, Scotland

Unbeatable tuition in Gaelic music, dance and language from the best traditional musicians in Scotland and Canada; guided walks, house cèilidhs and village-hall dances in the strongest Gaelic-speaking community in the world; authentic Hebridean culture alive in its heartland. Info: www.ceolas.co.uk

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 7 - July 12
Pittsburgh PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Bruce Gandy. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Gandy’s solo piping awards include ... Read more

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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Tartan Day Lunch

July 7
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Presented by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council. Celebrate Tartan Day. Info: [email protected]

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 11 - July 14
Linville, NC NC United States

Includes traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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St. Louis St. Andrew’s Society Social Night

July 11
Webster Groves, MO MO United States

The SSAS hosts a social night to give people a chance to meet officers and fellow members to answer any and all questions they have about the society at Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd. Info: www.stlstandrews.com

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
Melbourne, VIC Australia

A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including:  Ceilidh Dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 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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Hawthorn Pipe Band: Taking Flight

July 13
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

Hawthorn Pipe Band, the Grade 2 Australian Champions, present Taking Flight, a night of top-quality Australian piping and drumming. Taking Flight is a nod to their upcoming journey to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and promises to be a night of Scottish music at its finest at Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. ... Read more

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Loch Lomond Highland Games

July 13
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

Athletics, pipe bands and more at Moss o' Balloch Park, Loch Lomond. Info: www.llhgb.com

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New Zealand Highland Dancing Championships

July 13 - July 14
New Plymouth New Zealand

Highland dance competitions and events at The Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East. Info: www.scotdancenz.co.nz

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Herbs and Medicines of Outlander

July 13
Aldergrove, BC Canada

Come along to the farm where we will explore the herbs and medicines of Clare Fraser from the hit TV show, Outlander. We will see some of the botanicals growing on the farm and develop a basic understanding of how herbal medicines were utilized in the show. We will discuss tincture, salves and teas. The ... Read more

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The Balmoral School’s 2019 Summer School

July 14 - July 19
East Stroudsburg PA United States

Piping instruction with guest instructors Andrew Carlisle and Jimmy Bell. Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Carlisle has won the A Grade Strathspey and Reel at Oban, the A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level. Andrew Carlisle teaches alongside Jimmy ... Read more

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HebCelt

July 17 - July 20
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is an international Celtic music festival, which takes place annually with a variety of performers and events. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

July 19 - July 20
Eagan – USA Eagan, MN USA

Celtic Music, Highland Dance Competition, Heavy Games Competition, Pipe Bands Competition and Mass Bands, Scottish Country Dancing, Clan Row and more at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy. Info: www.mnscottishfair.org

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Scottish Festival Orillia

July 19 - July 21
Orillia, ON Canada

The Scottish Festival is an annual event celebrating Scottish culture & heritage in Orillia. We are sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 Orillia at Couchiching Beach Park. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

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Cambridge Scottish Festival

July 19 - July 20
Cambridge – Canada Cambridge, ON Canada

Piping & drumming with over 150 competitors including mass bands where you can see all of the bands perform together. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

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Maine Celtic Celebration

July 19 - July 21
Belfast – USA Belfast, ME USA

A weekend of Celtic fun and entertainment on the Belfast Waterfront. Info: www.mainecelticcelebration.com

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Waipu Museum Art’nTartan

July 19 - July 20
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Wearable Art is for everyone. Celebrate the migration of the Scottish settlers to Waipu, and revel in the vibrant multi-cultural Waipu of today. The designers' creations will be front and centre, as Art'nTartan continues to develop its reputation as a very creative wearable arts event at Waipu Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre. Info: 0800 BUY ... Read more

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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
Morley, WA Australia

Perth Metro Pipe Band is hosting a Christmas in July event as part of the 2019 Celtic Shindig. It promises to be a great night, filled with music, dancing, games and prizes. Info: https://www.trybooking.com/BAPME

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International Tartan Day

July 20
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

King George Square, 9am to 4pm. A free day of family entertainment Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Celtic Choir, Family History and Genealogy and much more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au or 07 3359 8195.

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

July 20
Florence – USA Florence, MA USA

The only Scottish Festival in Massachusetts, and the second largest one in New England, at ​Look Park, 300 North Main St. Info: www.glasgowlands.org

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Portland Highland Games

July 20
Gresham, OR OR United States

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes at Mt. Hood Community College. Info: www.phga.org

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The Battle Of Falkirk 1298 Commemoration 2019

July 20
Falkirk – Scotland Falkirk, Scotland

Commemoration The Battle Of Falkirk 1298. On the 22nd of July 1298 Sir William Wallace Guardian of Scotland and high protector of the Realm and his army of Scotsman stood in defiance of tyranny against King Edward I of England at Falkirk Trinity Church. Info: www.facebook.com/events/661098897603239

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Peter Adams Caledonian Night

July 20
Argenton, NSW Australia

Bob McInnes Band and lots of dancing with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie 7.00pm. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Musica Scotland

July 20 - July 21

Celebrate Scotland's music. Includes: Musician Workshop for musicians who play fiddle, accordion and keyboard/piano and are interested in learning how to play for dancing. The RSCDS Ball is on the Saturday evening. A Concert of Scottish Music will be held from 2pm until 430pm, with tributes to Burns. Events at the Estonian Hall, 200 Jeffcott ... Read more

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Robert Burns’ Winter Dinner

July 20
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

An evening of fine tradition that is Robert Burns' Winter Dinner hosted by the Manawatu Scottish Society. Enjoy the fantastic three-course traditional meal, superlative entertainment, lively speakers and unique warmth of atmosphere at Manawatu Scottish Hall, 52 Princess St. Info: Neil Doherty or Brent Le Quesne on 06 354 2370 or 027 289 8711 respectively.

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 21
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

Highland dancing, athletics and Pipe Band Competition at Mackie Academy Playing Fields. Info: www.stonehavenhighlandgames.com

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

July 22
Toowong, QLD Australia

Jig contest at the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

July 26 - July 28
Fredericton – Canada Fredericton, NB Canada

With workshops, entertainment, competitions and an opportunity to learn more about your Scottish heritage at Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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73rd Annual Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 26 - July 28
Enumclaw, WA United States

Bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest for over 70 years through the skirl o' the Pipes and Drums, the beauty of Highland Dancing, the brawn of Scottish athletics, and the sharing of clan history at Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE. Info: www.sshga.org

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Langholm Common Riding

July 26
Langholm United Kingdom

A week of celebration culminate in a ceremonial procession. The procession is led by the cornet and his mounted supporters, accompanied by brass and pipe bands, horse-racing, athletics, Cumberland wrestling and Highland games; with an open air dance in the evening and a closing ceremony. Info: www,returntotheridings.co.uk/langholm-common-riding

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Alasdair Fraser’s Mammoth Fiddle Night

July 26
Isle of Skye United Kingdom

Prepare for a string spectacular and experience the sound of over 130 fiddles and cellos lifting the rafters of Sabhal Mr Ostaig. Info: www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

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

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

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 27
Dumbarton United Kingdom

Pipe band contest, all grades. Info: www.rspba.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Put on your Santa hat and sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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Gaelic Ball 2019

July 27
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish music, food and dance hosted by Wellington Gaelic Club (Communn Gaidhealach Wellington). Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Dufftown Highland Games

July 27
Dufftown United Kingdom

A full programme of Light and Heavy Events, Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing and there is a chance to take part too with the Overseas Race. Info: www.dufftownhighlandgames.org

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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St. Andrews Highland Games

July 28
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

One of the top Highland Games in Fife with a full traditional program at Station Park. Info: www.standrewshighlandgames.co.uk

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August 2019

B in the Park

August 1
Ottawa, ON Canada

The annual "B in the Park" concert presented by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band of Ottawa takes place in Major's Hill Park. A fantastic way to kick off the Glengarry and Montreal Highland Games weekend, this concert is family-friendly, has food and drink options, and features bands from many cities. Tickets for the door ... Read more

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 2 - August 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spectacular like no other. A kaleidoscope of music, dance and entertainment. All set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. See your evening burst into life with a colourful blend of Scottish pipe and drum bands, highland dancers and performers from across the world. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Glengarry Highland Games

August 2 - August 3
Maxville, ON Canada

Over 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible event. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The largest arts festival in the world featuring performers from across the globe at locations across Edinburgh. Info: www.edfringe.com

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The Edinburgh International Festival

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

For three weeks in August, Scotland’s capital becomes an unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for people of all nations. Festival programmes featuring dance, opera, music and theatre at venues across Edinburgh. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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Detroit Highland Games

August 2
Livonia, MI United States

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit is proud to present its Annual Highland Games. The games are the oldest continuous games in North America at Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.com

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International Scottish Gin Day

August 3
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

International Scottish Gin Day aims to help a global audience discover the wonderful world of Scottish Gin and to create a special day established to raise the profile of Scottish Gin, which accounts for 70% of the UK's overall gin production.

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Monterey Scot Games

August 3 - August 4
Monterey, CA CA United States

The music, dance and athletic events of the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey. Info: www.montereyscotgames.com

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154th Prince Edward Island Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 3 - August 4
Eldon, PE Canada

Heavy athletics, pipes and drum bands, kilted golf tournament and kilted pace harness racing at Lord Selkirk Park. Info: www.caledonianclubofpei.ca

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Clan Farquharson Gathering 2019

August 3 - August 10
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Celebrate our Clan Chief’s 100th birthday and his 70th anniversary of becoming Clan Chief with a variety of Clan focused events. Info: www.farquharson-clan.co.uk

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Montreal Highland Games

August 4
Montréal, QC Canada

Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture at ​Douglas Hospital, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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Clan Baird Society General Meeting

August 5
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Clan Baird Society is hosting its General Meeting, St. Trinnean's Room, St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd. A representative from the Office of the Lord Lyon is coming to hear the state of the Bairds and to explain processes for more organization of the family. All Bairds are invited to attend. You do not ... Read more

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The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

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

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 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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Clan Munro Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Clan Munro Clan event to commemorate the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719 where the Munros took to the field for the last time as a clan. Info: www.clanmunro.org.uk

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The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 9 - August 11
Goderich, ON Canada

Celtic music and fun in music, song and dance. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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Campbell River Highland Gathering

August 9 - August 11
Campbell River, BC Canada

Bagpipes and Buzzsaws, a full weekend of Scottish fun, part of the Salmonfest. Info: www.campbellriverhighlandgathering.ca

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Piping Live!

August 10 - August 16
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Piping Live! brings together musicians from across the globe, who come to Glasgow with pipe bands and music groups from many different countries to take part. With Pipe Idol, The Piping Live! Big Band, The Masters, Evening Concerts, the festival club, Street Café and more, the festival  has something for everyone. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

August 14
Teralba, NSW Australia

7pm at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected]

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Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD Australia

A weekend of great Celtic fun with pipe bands, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and combined band performances, Kirkin O' the Tartan and more at Historic Boondooma Homestead, 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Rd. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 16 - August 17
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Two days of competition showcases the extraordinary ability of 8000 pipers and drummers taking part. Defending champions Inveraray and District will face bands from around the World as they compete to hang on to their crown at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival

August 17 - August 18
Amherst, NY NY United States

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Info: 716-689-1440 or www.bnhv.org/scottish

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Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

August 17 - August 18
Hamilton, MT United States

A weekend of Celtic events at Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Hwy. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Hobart Winter Ball

August 17
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

A evening of Scottish music and dance. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: Sally Ord 03 6249 8880 or [email protected]

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Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans

August 23 - August 24
Mayville, NY NY United States

Pipe bands, Celtic music, Clans and more at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: www.facebook.com/JamestownRegionalCelticFestival

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Capital City and Johnsonville Shared Annual Dance

August 24
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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North Lanark Highland Games

August 24
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

Celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley, featuring Scottish Dance, Heavyweight Athletic competitions, free kid's admission and Mini-Highland Games, and vendors. Info: www.almontehighlandgames.com

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 29 - August 31
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Celebrating 125 years and renowned for the quality of its Highland dancing, drawing in the best performers from around the globe as they compete in the Scottish and World Championships. Info:  www.cowalgathering.com or 01369 703206.

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Canmore Highland Games

August 31 - September 1
Canmore, AB Canada

In the beautiful Canadian Rockies just minutes from Banff. A full weekend of Scottish music, events and fun. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Favourite Scottish Character themed Ceilidh in the Drayton Hall starting at 7pm. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume/s. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Watch Highland dancing display & enjoy ... Read more

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Calgary Highland Games

August 31
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

One of the oldest gatherings in North America at the Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.com

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The Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

August 31 - September 1
Pleasanton, CA CA United States

Labor Day Weekend to celebrate Scottish culture, competition, cuisine and entertainment at its very best at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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Capital District Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
Altamont, NY United States

Over 70 years of rich heritage celebrating Scotland at Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Virginia Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
The Plains, VA United States

A weekend of Scottish events, music and friendship at Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd. Info: www.vascottishgames.org

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Mackay Bluewater Fling

August 31
Mackay, QLD

The Mackay and District Pipe Band is hosting their annual community event 'The Mackay Bluewater Fling' at the Bluewater Quay. The event commences with a massed bands march across the Forgan Bridge at 3pm. Visiting pipe bands from around Queensland and Highland dancing will be featured during the afternoon. Info: Deborah 0408 877 806 or ... Read more

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September 2019

2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering

September 5 - September 8
Aviemore United Kingdom

MacAulays (of all spellings) will gather in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park at the Hilton Coylumbridge. It will be a time to connect with our fellow MacAulays, make new friends and reacquaint with friends you’ve made at previous Gatherings. Info: www.clanmacaulay.org.uk

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 5 - September 8
Estes Park, CO CO United States

Celebrating Over 40 Years in the Celtic Capital of North America with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and more.  Info: (800) 903-7837 or www.scotfest.com

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26th Annual Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

September 5 - September 8
Edinboro, PA PA United States

Scotland has proud traditions of independent and innovative thinking, and the Edinboro Highland Games celebrates that heritage, featuring exceptional music, dance, athletics, art, food, and family gatherings, the festival offers fun for all ages. Info: www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games

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The Stewart Gathering 2019

September 6 - September 8
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom

The Stewart Society (of Edinburgh) will hold its Annual General Meeting, hosted by the Royal Hotel with trips to Duffus Castle, Spynie Palace, Burghead, Darnaway Castle, Holy Trinity Church, and Dunkeld Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch. Info: www.stewartsociety.org

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 6
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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North Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition

September 7
Yandina, QLD Australia

Enjoy some of the best pipe bands in South East Queensland at Nambour Yandina United Football Club, North St. Info: 0488 777 081.

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 7 - September 8
Nashville, TN United States

Athletes, Clans, vendors, coos, black faced Scottish sheep being herded, huge kids zone Irish & Highland dance, piping competition, numerous music acts, roving pipe bands & entertainers, food, beer, Scotch tasting etc. at Percy Warner Park, Hwy 100 W @ Old Hickory Blvd. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Colchester Games & Gathering

September 7
Truro, NS Canada

Colchester Games & Gathering is a multifaceted event for the whole family combining a traditional Highland Games (Heavyweights, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers) with an array of entertainment for everyone at Bible Hill Ball Fields. Info: www.colchesterhighlandgames.com

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6th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival

September 7
Quarryville, PA United States

Held on the grounds of the Octorara Covenanter and Middle Octorara Presbyterian Churches. Entertainment performed throughout the day. Athletes will be competing in the Penn’s Wall Highland Games, pipers will participate in solo pipe competitions and Highland dancers will be competing. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/901923783221601/

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Victorian Scottish Union AGM & Conference

September 7 - September 9
Queenscliff, VIC Australia

Events include: Ceilidh, Conference, Youth Forum, Dinner and Kirking of the Tartan. Info: Jan Macdonald: 0438 584 930 or [email protected]

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Perth Festival of Yarn

September 7 - September 8
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

The festival brings together independent dyers, farmers, small-holders, knitters, spinners, felters and weavers for a weekend. You can also take part in a class programme with professional tutors across a range of textile disciplines. Info: www.perthfestivalofyarn.uk

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival

September 7 - September 14
Selkirk United Kingdom

This year’s festival will see a total of 28 guided countryside walks of varied lengths and challenge, taking in routes across the Selkirk, Ettrick and Yarrow Valley areas - from the Southern Upland Way, the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall and the Ring o’ the Loch to the famous Three Brethren and many more. Info: www.borderswalking.com

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Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games

September 8
Blairgowrie – Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

Traditional Highland Games, with an exciting mix of piping, dancing, track and field events. Also featuring a dog show and a wide range of stands. Info: www.blairgowriehighlandgames.co.uk

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 13
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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61st Ligonier Highland Games

September 14 - September 15
Ligonier, PA PA United States

An annual celebration of Celtic traditions at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Victor Harbor Ceilidh

September 14
Victor Harbor, SA Australia

Scottish dancing at Carrickalinga House, Hill. Please wear tartan on the night. Info: Chris Hawkins on 0402 900 255.

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

September 20 - September 22
Lincoln – USA Lincoln, NH USA

One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America at Loon Mountain Resort. Info: www.nhscot.org

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Nova Scotia Harp Festival 2019

September 20 - September 22
Halifax, NS Canada

Friday evening Opening Concert 7:30pm. Saturday all day Classes at the BMO Room Halifax Central Library. Sunday noon - 5 The Old Triangle. Info: www.nsharp.ca

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, Dog Parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Rd. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Jura Music Festival

September 27 - September 29
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Now in its 25th year, The Isle of Jura Musical Festival is a well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene. From the locals Friday night ceilidh right through to the Sunday night concert in the distillery co-operage, enjoy a weekend packed with fantastic performances, stimulating workshops, spontaneous sessions and great craic. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 28
Dandridge, TN TN United States

A celebration of Celtic culture with music, dance and friendship. Info: www.scotsirishfestival.com

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Paranormal Investigation in Mains Castle

September 28
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

Join in Dundee for a night of paranormal activity. Sleepover is optional. Info: www.mainscastle.co.uk

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Highland Archaeology Festival

September 28 - October 18
Highlands United Kingdom

A fortnight of investigations into Scotland's ancient past, including walks, practical demonstrations, family events, self-guided trails, insights into recent research, historical talks, and plenty of chances for visitors to get their hands dirty exploring what lies beneath this famous landscape. Info: www.highland.gov.uk/archaeology

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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - music, dance, language and song with an immersive camp for string musicians from beginner to advanced, in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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Highland Golf Links Pro Am

September 30 - October 2
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Three-day, 54-hole annual event, will be one of the richest on the PGA in Scotland Tour and will be limited to 60 teams. The winning professional will pick up a unique prize of a bottle of 50-Year-Old Tomatin single malt which has been bottled exclusively for the event with an estimated value of £10,000. Info: ... Read more

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October 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
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 Braw Scots Night 2019

October 5
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

Gather your Clan for an evening of Scottish entertainment, food and friendship at the Clan Campbell Society Australia, Queensland's annual celebration dinner at Riverside Receptions, 50 Oxlade Dr. Info: Peter 0403 379 332 or [email protected]

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6
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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
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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Royal National Mòd

October 11 - October 19
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The Royal National Mòd is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival and is famous for celebrating our Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage. Info: www.ancomunn.co.uk

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Celtic Colours International Festival

October 11 - October 19
Cape Breton, NS Canada

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people celebrate Celtic cultures. Info: 1-888-355-7744 or www.celtic-colours.com

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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

Presented by Canberra and District Scottish Country Dancing at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

Bagpipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also other music types throughout the day as well as historic re-enactments and the Tartan Warriors at Kambah District Playing Fields, Kett St. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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The Collie Clan Gathering

October 12
Collie, WA Australia

Presented by The Collie Pioneer Masonic Lodge and The Elliot Clan Society in Australia at Wallsend Grounds, with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more. Info: James Elliott 0428 396 052 or  www.collieclangathering.org

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Seaside Highland Games

October 12 - October 13
Ventura, CA CA United States

The premier Scottish event on the Central California Coast at Seaside Park. Info: www.seaside-games.com

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

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

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The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Celebrates old traditions and new connections, building bridges between artists, regions and communities in a feast of storytelling, music and dance. SISF 2019 will have a special focus between Scotland and Canada, aimed at developing new creative work, collaborations and exchanges between Scottish and Canadian artists and festivals. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 18 - October 20
Stone Mountain – USA Stone Mountain, GA USA

The impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style at Stone Mountain Park. Info: www.smhg.org

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2019 Clan Donald Canada Annual General Meeting

October 18 - October 20
St Thomas, ON Canada

Clan Donald Southern Ontario is thrilled to welcome Clan members for their AGM, with ceilidh, formal dinner and friendship. Info: www.clandonaldcanada.ca

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
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. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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2019 Tartan Ball

October 19
Milwaukee, WI WI United States

Hosted by the Tripoli Scottish Highlanders with Highland Pipes & Drums, Haggis Ceremony, Scotch tasting, Scottish dancing and more at Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 West Wisconsin Ave. Info: www.facebook.com/TripoliScottishHighlanders

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 20
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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Paisley Halloween Festival

October 25 - October 26
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

Festivals Paisley RenfrewshirBeware the witching hour, when supernatural creatures and ghostly figures gather their powers to scare even the bravest of souls at Halloween. Info: www.whatsonrenfrewshire.co.uk

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Re-Jigged Festival

October 25 - October 27
Dartmouth – Canada Dartmouth, NS Canada

Re-Jigged is a Celtic Music and Dance Festival with concerts, workshops and a ceilidh. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

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Scottish and European Vintage Ploughing Championships

October 26 - October 27
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

The 57th Scottish Ploughing Championships will also be hosting the 22nd European Vintage Ploughing Championships. Over 200 competitors will battle it out in horse, vintage, modern and classic categories over the two day event, culminating in the crowning of European Vintage and Scottish Champions. Info: www.scotplough.co.uk

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Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Service

October 27
London, ON Canada

St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street, will be hosting its annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service at 10:30am. There will be wonderful music, an inspiring sermon, and Scottish fare to follow. Wear your tartan with pride. Ample Parking. Info: The Rev. Keith McKee: [email protected]

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
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 across Perthshire 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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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
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 8 - November 10
Beechworth, VIC

Once again the Beechworth Celtic Festival is set to attract the crowds of Celtic lovers to Beechworth with the Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo again featuring on the Saturday Night. The theme of the Tattoo is the celebration of Armistice Day in World War 1 – music and selected stories from the era re-enacted through the ... Read more

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The event attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). 100s of stalls from Clans to crafts with thousands of visitors, a great Scottish day out. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Road to 2020 Ceilidh

November 9
Kimberley, BC Canada

Join the Kimberley Pipe Band and the Liela Cooper and Hail Duncan Highland Dancers for an evening of music, food and fun all with a Celtic twist at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre, 301 North Star Blvd. Info: www.kimberleypipeband.ca

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The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The region's largest celebration of Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more at the Ellerslie Event Centre. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Forrest, ACT Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, State Circle, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Toukley, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 9:30am -  St David's Presbyterian Church, Victoria Ave, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Kirkin' o' the Tartan, 10am - St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St, all welcome. Clan Banner bearers, please arrive in time to marshal. Info: Susan Cooke [email protected]

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St Andrew’s Night

November 30
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating St Andrew's Night in the Drayton Hall commencing at 7pm with the Pipe Band. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Lots of community Scottish country dancing (all dances are called). Cost of the evening is $10 Adults pp. School-aged children Over 13 $5.00 ... Read more

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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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December 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
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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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
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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Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

December 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrate the holiday's with a Celtic spirit at Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Road /222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033.

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40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 14
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 Highland Pipe Bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square, with an extra special element this year in celebrating this milestone. Info:  Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected]

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2019-20 RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School

December 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Cambridge New Zealand

Scottish country dance classes and events at St Peters School. Info: https://ss2019.waibopscd.org.nz

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January 2020

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2020
Maryborough, VIC Australia

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

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February 2020

Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Bathurst, NSW Australia

A weekend of all things “MacRae” including AGM, dinner and more. Non-members very welcome. Info: Clan MacRae Society Secretary, Roslyn MacRae: [email protected]

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March 2020

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7, 2020
Quirindi, NSW Australia

Get your kilts out and your bagpipes at the ready at the Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo. Pipe bands, dancers, musicians and more. Info: www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

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April 2020

2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4, 2020
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish celebration with pipe bands, heavy events, Scottish dancing & entertainment, Clans village, stalls and much more. A great day for the entire family in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

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