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May 2021

Scottish County Dance Beginners Course

May 8 - June 12
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys (unique to Scottish Country dancing) and will learn a series of beginner friendly dances. Six Weeks (8, 15, 22,29 May and 5, 12, ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 15 - May 16
Maryville, TN TN United States

East TN's premier celebration of Scottish culture and heritage at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

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The Finger Lakes Celtic Festival

May 15

The Finger Lakes Celtic Festival has been reschedule for May 2022. For updates go to: https://www.facebook.com/Fingerlakesceltic/

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Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival

May 21 - May 23
Regina, SK Canada

The Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival regrets to announce that the 2021 outdoor event has been cancelled. This event will return May, 2022. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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A Night in Scotland

May 21
Gold Coast, QLD

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John's Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $150pp including Welcome Drink, 3 Course Dinner, ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 22
Berry, NSW Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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British Pipe Band Championships

May 22
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

In line with national guidance from the Scottish Government, and after discussions with Renfrewshire Council, the RSPBA have agreed to cancel the British Pipe Band Championships for 2021. Info: www.rspba.org

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The Gathering

May 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance. In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Spectacular, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment ... Read more

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-“The archetype of our oneness with the earth” – John Muir, “Father of the National Parks”

May 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Maybe a school reading book in Dunbar, his home town (near Edinburgh) spiked John Muir’s interest in all aspects of nature. Aged 11 (1849) the family emigrated to Wisconsin. John Dalgety will explain how Muir’s passion – exploring Yosemite and such places, meant advocating for their preservation with repercussions around the world at the Victoria University ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Alma Highland Festival and Games

May 29 - May 30
Alma, MI MI United States

Due to reasons involving the Covid pandemic this event has been cancelled for 2021. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com/www.facebook.com/almahighlandfestival

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Scottish Fest

May 29 - May 30
Costa Mesa, CA United States

Come celebrate Scottish Fest - Online Edition this year with us with tons of exciting online fun. Info: www.scottishfest.com

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West Lothian Highland Games

May 29
West Lothian

The Games are looking to return for 2021. Info: www.westlothiangames.com

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

May 29 - May 30
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

It is with sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Atholl Highlanders’ Gathering and Highland Games, due to Government restrictions for outdoor events. Info: https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering/

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Blackford Highland Games

May 29
Blackford – Scotland Blackford, Perthshire Scotland

Blackford Highland Games 2021 is cancelled and  will return on Saturday the 28th of May 2022.  Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidhs: May Ceilidh

May 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Let's have a ceilidh! Bring along your favourite people, grab your dancing shoes and your water bottle, and let's have a night full of dancing at Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandceilidhs

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June 2021

Virginia International Tattoo

June 3 - June 6
Norfolk, VA VA United States

The Virginia International Tattoo scheduled for April 2021 is being rescheduled for June 2021. The Tattoo will honor the Greatest Generation in an emotional and unifying celebration of our World War II Veterans. Join us as we reignite the Virginia International Tattoo Tradition in 2021 with an unforgettable Salute to the Greatest Generation at Kornblau ... Read more

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 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: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Glasgow Highland Games

June 4 - June 6
Lucas, KY KY United States

Due to Covid-19 the Games are cancelled in 2021, and back for 2022. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

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The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games

June 5
Helensburgh – Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

A spectacular event of traditional sport, dance & Scottish heritage. Info: www.facebook.com/HLHighlandGames

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

June 5
Wingham, NSW Australia

One day only in 2021.A free community event at Central Park, celebrate Scotland with music, dance, stalls and more. Info: https://bwsf.zyrosite.com/

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A Day of Celtic Music presented by the Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 5
Friendsville, MD MD United States

Celebrate the cultural heritage of Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany,  and Galicia and their influence on Appalachia with a music festival by the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River at Friendsville Town Park, Old River Rd. Family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Teelin Irish Dance Company, Pipe & Drum bands and children’s ... Read more

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Commemoration Service Honouring the Scottish Presbyterian Early Settlers of the Manning Valley

June 6
Wingham, NSW Australia

The Service will be held at the Wingham Presbyterian War Memorial Church, 32 Moon St at 11 am. All welcome. After the Service people may like to “car pool” and take a 10 minute drive to see the site of the original Ashlea Presbyterian Church at Dingo Creek, off Wherrol Flat Rd. Info: Mave Richardson: ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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National Celtic Festival

June 11 - June 14
Portarlington, VIC Australia

Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 11 - June 13

The Utah Scottish Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games (2021) as a result of the ongoing coronavirus situation, but will return on June 10th - 12th 2022. Info: http://www.utahscots.org

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Townsville Tartan Weekend

June 11 - June 13
Townsville, QLD Australia

Townsville's largest Scottish event with Heavy Games Competition, Scottish Music Workshop, Clansmen’s Ceilidh and Townsville Tartan Day. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

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Georgetown Highland Games

June 12
Georgetown, ON Canada

The committee members of the 2021 Georgetown Highland Games have unanimously made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s games and look forward to continuing our tradition next year on June 11th, 2022. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

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2021 Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 12 - June 13
Blairsville, GA GA United States

Due to Covid restrictions we are very sad to say Festival has been canceled for 2021. Info: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

June 12
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 12 - June 13
Boonah, QLD Australia

The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events, other events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, Highland dancing and Scottish music performances at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.facebook.com/clydiespectacular

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The Royal Highland Show

June 17 - June 20
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

The Royal Highland Show, Scotland's biggest annual Agricultural show, has been cancelled for the second year running due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Info: www.royalhighlandshow.org

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57/58th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 18 - June 19
Cobourg, ON Canada

  Cobourg Highland Games has postponed this year's Games until September 10th/11th. We have decided that our June date is no longer feasible, so with that in mind, we have booked Victoria Park for Friday, September 10 and, Saturday, September 11. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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Greater Moncton Highland Games

June 18 - June 20
Moncton, NB Canada

Features highland dance, pipe, drum, and pipe band competitions as well as dozens of workshops & demonstrations at the Hal Betts Sportsplex. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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Cupar Highland Games

June 20
Cupar – Scotland Cupar, Scotland

The Committee of Cupar Highland Games wishes to announce that the Games of 2021, due to take place in June, are now cancelled. We will see you all in 2022. Info: www.cuparhighlandgames.org

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 25 - June 26
Caledonia, ON Canada

It is with regret that we once again have to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Caledonia Celtic Festival have had to make the decision to cancel our 2021 Caledonia Celtic Festival, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Info: hwww.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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Scottish Week

June 25 - June 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council’s Scottish week will be back this year. It will be a shorter but eventful and Covid safe celebration. It will include a Scottish/Celtic dinner with entertainment, online history talks and a visit to the Mosman Cairn with BBQ lunch. Keep checking the website for updates on events & details. Info: ... Read more

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 26
Kingsville, ON Canada

The Town of Kingsville and the Kingsville Highland Games Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 games scheduled for June 26th. The decision was made after consultation with the Pipe Band and Highland Dancing communities along with our local Health Unit. We are looking forward now to the promotion of our 2022 ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 26
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 26 - July 3
Halifax, NS Canada

For over 40 years, the Tattoo has been dazzling audiences by bringing Canada’s rich history and culture to life. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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European Pipe Band Championships

June 26
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions and following the latest Scottish Government guidance, the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA), in partnership with event organiser, LCC Live, has cancelled the annual event. Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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Nelson Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 26
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

Come along to the City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh, and come dancing! Held at the Sun City Darts Club Hall, Guppy Park, Sovereign Street, Nelson. To purchase email: [email protected] for a numbered ticket.

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Perth Kilt Run

June 26
Perth, ON

Get your kilt on for Perth's 11th world record kilt run. Info: www.perthkiltrun.ca

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Tennents Tartan Day Tattoo : A Gathering of Clans

June 26
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

On July 1, 1746 British made rule that tartans are banned and prison for anyone wearing one representing an uprising of the highlands. On this special occasion they celebrate what people sacrificed themselves for and that family and country always comes first. Brisbane City Pipe Band will perform on a massive scale over dinner at ... Read more

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RSCDS Sydney Annual Ball

June 26
Carlingford, NSW Australia

Scottish Country Dance event at Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks Rd & Farnell Ave. Music by Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-What weight did Atlas carry on his shoulders?

June 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Stuart Hudson's lifelong passion has been, and is, climbing the hills of his native Scotland, New Zealand and elsewhere. How the mountain Schiehallion played a major part in calculating the weight of the Earth is one of the fascinating stories he has to tell at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay ... Read more

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July 2021

Embro Highland Games

July 1
Embro, ON Canada

The Zorra Caledonian Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the 84th Embro Highland Games. Info : www.embrohighlandgames.ca

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East Neuk Festival

July 1 - July 4
East Neuk of Fife – Scotland East Neuk of Fife, Scotland

World class music & more in the beautiful, restful East Neuk o' Fife. Info: www.eastneukfestival.com

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International Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrated on July 1, the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable. Wear some tartan today with pride!

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International Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrated on July 1, the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable. Wear some tartan today with pride!

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Happy Canada Day

July 1
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Wishing all our Canadian readers and friends a Happy Canada Day!

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Almonte Celtfest: 25th Anniversary

July 2 - July 4
Almonte, ON Canada

A weekend of Celtic music, events and friendship at Gemmill Park. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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The 2021 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 2 - July 4
Camperdown, VIC Australia

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria with lectures, music and more. Info: https://camperdownburnsfestival.com.au and our www.facebook.com/robertburnsfestival

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Penticton Scottish Festival

July 3
Penticton, BC Canada

Family entertainment, pipeband & solo competitions, kid's zone, highland dance, heavy events, beer garden, & more. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 3
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. 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 ... Read more

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Happy Independence Day

July 4
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Wishing all our US readers and friends a happy and safe Independence Day.

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 8 - July 11
Linville, NC NC United States

4 day annual festival and largest Gathering of the Clans in the US. Info: www.gmhg.org

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Payson Scottish Festival

July 9 - July 10
Payson, UT

Highland dance, Highland athletics, bagpipe competitions, Celtic music and more at Payson Memorial Park. Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

July 10
Mackay, QLD

A great celebration of everything Pipes, Drums & Scottish on the banks of the beautiful Bluewater Pioneer River. All totally free to enjoy. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

July 10
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Melbourne Scottish Festival

July 11 - July 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of events in Melbourne, Gala Dinner & Concert, Tartan Day Massed Pipe Band Parade, Whisky Tasting and more. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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HebCelt Festival

July 14 - July 17
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

Multi-award winning International music festival set in Stornoway, Outer Hebrides,celebrating 25 years-A "hybrid" festival featuring some live performances and "unique digital content" is now being planned instead as traditional event has been cancelled. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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Cambridge Scottish Festival

July 16 - July 17
Cambridge, ON Canada

This event will  July 15-16th, 2022. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Caledonian Night

July 17
Teralba, NSW Australia

Scottish fun and music at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Tomintoul Highland Games

July 17
Tomintoul

179th Games cancelled due to the current Covid-19 ongoing situation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/tomintoulhighlandgames

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Portland Highland Games

July 17
Gresham, OR OR United States

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, and the considerations of the health and well-being of our community, PHG are postponing the 2021 Games. The committee look forward to celebrating the Portland Highland Games in 2022. Info: www.phga.org

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RSCDS Adelaide Ball

July 17
Adelaide, SA Australia

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Adelaide's premier event of the year. Open to spectators to enjoy the atmosphere and music. Open to dancers looking for a special evening. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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Stonehaven Highland Games

July 18
Stonehaven – Scotland Stonehaven, Kincardineshire Scotland

It is with much disappointment that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2021 Stonehaven Highland Games. We will be back bigger and better in 2022. Info: www.facebook.com/stonehavenhighlandgames

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2021 Balmoral Piping & Drumming Summer School

July 18 - July 23
Virtual event

Balmoral's online Piping & Drumming Summer School brings you four of the world's most highly regarded pipers to serve as guest instructors: Roddy MacLeod MBE, Bruce Gandy, Robert Mathieson & Andrew Carlisle. An all-new Drumming Program is in the works, with 2021 guest drumming instructors to be announced at www.Bagpiping.org

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Inveraray Highland Games

July 20
Inveraray – Scotland Inveraray, Scotland

It is with huge disappointment and regret that we confirm the cancellation of Inveraray Highland Games 2021, in-line with current guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 virus. Info: www.inveraray-games.co.uk

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New Brunswick Highland Games

July 23 - July 25
Fredericton, NB Canada

Be a Scot for the weekend on the beautiful grounds of historic Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

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2021 Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 23 - July 24
Armstrong, BC Canada

The Okanagan Military Tattoo is a heart stirring musical extravaganza featuring pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers, First Nations, and singers of all ages at Armstrong Fair Grounds. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca or tickets 1 866 311 1011.

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The Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 23 - July 25
Enumclaw – USA Enumclaw, WA USA

Cancelled for 2021. Info: www.sshga.org

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International Tartan Day 2021

July 24
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BACK 2022-The Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc is proud to present International Tartan Day at King George Square. Free community event with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, entertainment and more. Info: www.facebook.com/AustralianScottishCommunity

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Dressed to Kilt

July 24
Long Island, NY United States

The largest and most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world honoring Sir Sean Connery, a new Sir Sean Connery Tartan that will be unveiled for the first time, at the Mill Neck Manor Estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Pictish puzzle, Aberlemno and beyond – Alison Morris’ home territory.

July 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The Picts are becoming better documented.  Fortunately, ongoing discoveries on Pictish society continue to be published by archaeologists and  academics. Alison Morris will attempt to give an update on some of the more recently available information, referring particularly to the family graveyard of her paternal grandmother in the Forfar area, and the enigmatic carved stones to be ... Read more

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Glengarry Highland Games

July 30 - July 31
Maxville, ON Canada

The Games is most disheartened to not be hosting one of the premier Highland Games in North America in 2021. In the meantime, the Games are monitoring the covid situation and developing ideas on how the spirit of the Games can be celebrated in some fashion. Keep checking back on the Games website and social ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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August 2021

Montreal Highland Games

August 1
Montreal, QC Canada

Over the past 40 years, the Montreal Highland Games has become one of the premier events on the North American Highland games circuit, at ​Douglas Hospital grounds, Verdun, Quebec. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 6 - August 28
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment.One of the greatest shows on earth at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk or + 44 (0) 131 225 1188.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 6 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Each year, thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for each and every taste. From big names to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, children's shows, music and cabaret. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 6 - August 8
Virtual event

The Board of Directors of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival has cancelled its in-person August Festival and College event and instead is proceeding with its second virtual Festival on the same weekend. Info: www.facebook.com/goderichceltic

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games

August 6 - August 7
Livonia, MI United States

Detroit's annual Highland Games is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage at Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Rd. Info: www.highlandgames.com  

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Brodick Highland Games

August 7
Brodick, Isle of Arran United Kingdom

Cancelled and returning August 2022 . Info: www.facebook.com/BrodickHighlandGames

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Piping Live!

August 7 - August 15
Virtual event

This year’s Glasgow International Piping Festival will see the livestreaming and premiering of as many events as possible across the nine days of the festival. Info: https://pipinglive.co.uk

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Spokane Highland Games

August 7
Spokane, WA United States

Bring your family and friends for a charming Scottish day-adventure full of entertainment, feats of triumph and fun activities at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Info: www.spokanehighlandgames.net

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 8 - August 30
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 with Scots on The Rocks

August 9 - September 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Fee $100pp at Fort St School, Wentworth Park, Ultimo. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 13 - August 15
Fergus, ON Canada

Due to Covid, Fergus Scottish Festival have made the proactive decision to not host our 2021 Festival in person live event, instead they present their second ever virtual Festival and Highland Games featuring: Heavy Events, Highland Dance, Clans & Heritage, and Pipes & Drums as well as special features. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com or 519-787-0099.

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 13 - August 14
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The World Pipe Band Championships 2021, due to take place at Glasgow Green in August, has been cancelled. The event, which would normally attract around 200 bands from around the world to compete, is expected to return to Glasgow in 2022. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Edinburgh Book Festival

August 14 - August 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Book Festival fans can expect a range of live online author talks, workshops and readings as well as, if circumstances permit, some events for live socially-distanced audiences. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

August 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Scots in the Bush

August 19 - August 22
Boondooma QLD Australia

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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National Capital Highland Games

August 21
Ottawa, ON Canada

A full day of Scottish events and celebration at The Capital Fair: Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino 4837 Albion Road South. Info: https://nationalcapitalhighlandgames.com

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Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering

August 21 - August 22
Hamilton, MT United States

 Pipe bands, dancers, Celtic wares and more at the Daly Mansion. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 21
Brunswick, ME

A celebration of Scotland at Thomas Point Beach. Info: www.mainehighlandgames.org

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Cowal Highland Games

August 26 - August 28
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Due to Covid 19 this year's event has been cancelled, with Cowal Highland Gathering moving  into its virtual space with Cowal’s Virtual Gathering. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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60th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 28
Old Westbury, NY United States

Cancelled for 2021, returns August 2022. Info: www.liscots.org

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Scottish settlers of the barque Blenheim

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

In December 1840 around 200 Scottish settlers, mostly from Lochaber and Skye, with a contingent from Paisley and Glasgow, landed at Kaiwharawhara (established the first Scottish settlement in New Zealand there) from where they spread throughout the country. For the 175th Anniversary (of the arrival in 2015) NZ writer Hugh McPhail (a descendant) researched the lives of ... Read more

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37th Annual North Lanark Highland Games

August 28
Almonte, ON Canada

A one-day outdoor festival in picturesque Almonte, featuring Scottish Dance, Heavyweight Athletic competitions, Pipes and Drums, vendors, FREE kid's admission and activities including Mini-Highland Games! Info: https://almontehighlandgames.com/ 

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The Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

August 28
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: www.edmontonscottishsociety.org/highland-gathering

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Kapiti Highland Ball

August 28
Waikanae – New Zealand Waikanae, New Zealand

Kapiti Caledonian Society holds an Annual Highland Ball every year for you all to come along and enjoy some great Scottish dancing, music and watch a display from the local pipe band at Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St. Info: www.kapitiscots.co.nz/caledonian or [email protected]

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September 2021

Wisconsin Highland Games

September 3 - September 5
Waukesha – USA Waukesha, WI USA

Celebrating Celtic heritage at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Info: https://www.wisconsinscottish.org/

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TASCAL 10th Anniversary Weekend

September 3 - September 5
Hobart, TAS Australia

Celebrate the Tascal Scottish Country Dancers (Hobart) Inc. 50th Anniversary with dancing events, socials and a Ball. Info: Denice Walter: [email protected] or 03 6224 1105.

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The Gathering

September 4
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

A festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland with a focus on folk and trad music alongside local food and drink. A one-day festival celebrating the very best of The Highlands and Scotland is set to return to The Northern Meeting Park. Info: www.thegatheringscotland.com

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Braemar Highland Gathering

September 4
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Cancelled for 2021, returning September, 2022. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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ScotFestBC: The British Columbia Highland Games

September 4
Coquitlam, BC Canada

Pipe bands, Tartan Run, Clans, entertainment and more at Lafarge Lake Park. Info: www.scotfestbc.com

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30th Canmore Highland Games

September 4 - September 5
Canmore, AB Canada

Canmore Highland Games take place annually on Labour Day weekend in Canmore, Alberta - in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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Calgary Highland Games

September 4
Calgary, AB Canada

At Springbank Park for All Seasons for a glorious day of heavy events, bagpipes, band, Highland dancing, tastes of Scotland plus much more. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.org

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Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

September 10 - September 12
Estes Park, CO CO United States

Celtic music, pipe bands, Scottish Highland athletics, representatives of many Clans at Estes Park Fairgrounds. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Quebec Celtic Festival

September 10 - September 12
Québec, QC

A program of musical, sporting, gourmet and culturalCeltic events. The 2021 lineup will be announced in August and be available at: www.festivalceltique.com.

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

September 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Scotfest | Oklahoma

September 17 - September 19
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Oklahoma's Flagship Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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Scots on the Rocks Moab Celtic Festival

September 17 - September 19
Moab, UT UT United States

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales at Old Spanish Trail Arena. Info: www.scotsontherocksmoab.org

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Ligonier Highland Games

September 18
Ligonier, PA PA United States

A celebration of Scotland and a tradition of preserving and promoting Scottish arts and heritage at Idlewild Park, Route 30. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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NESD Celtic Faire & Highland Games

September 18 - September 19
Aberdeen, SD

An exciting opportunity for all individuals who have any interest in Celtic heritage, history, arts, sports, dance, music, food, merchandise, livestock and dog breeds at Richmond Lake. Info: www.nesdcelticfaire.com

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Clans on the Coast

September 18
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Postponed for 2021 and back September, 2022. Info: www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 24 - September 26
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

Island festival of Scottish traditional music which encourages local talent with concerts, workshops and sessions, and completes the bill with established acts to give them something to aspire to. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Deans Family – Canterbury’s legend of heartache, tenacity and triumph

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Fifth generation member of the family, Nicky Hobbs will ‘show’ us beautiful Riccarton House (acquired by Christchurch Council in 1947) and share the story of these amazing Scottish pioneers, including Jane’s ten-year wait in Scotland to marry John until he got established in this new country, then, as a widow made her family prosper  at the Victoria ... Read more

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The Enchanted Forest

September 30 - October 31
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

A stunning sound and light show that transforms Faskally Wood using dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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October 2021

Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 3
Croydon, VIC Australia

Pipe bands, Heavy Games, Clans and more at Eastfield Park, 119 Eastfield Rd. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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Arkansas Scottish Festival

October 8 - October 10
Batesville, AR

For the first time ever, the College will combine Homecoming and the Arkansas Scottish Festival into a campus-wide festival, at Lyon College, 2300 Highland Rd. Info: www.lyon.edu/arkansas-scottish-festival

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 9
Canberra , ACT Australia

Celebrate Scottish heritage at the Canberra Burn's Club Highland Gathering at Kambah Playing Fields., Free event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, entertainment and Scottish stalls. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

October 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Celtic Spectacular

October 9
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Gregory Moore, Sarah Calderwood,  Kevin Higgins, the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the BBC Pipes and Drums at QPAC 2:30pm & 7:30pm performances. Info: 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au/event/qpops_celtic_spectacular_21

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49th Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

October 15 - October 17
Stone Mountain, GA United States

Celebrate Scotland on the meadows of the Stone Mountain Park located in the Northeast suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Info: www.smhg.org

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RedStone Highland Games & Festival

October 15 - October 16
St George, UT

Celebrate the thrill & excitement of the ancient Highland Games! Athletics, clans, Scot Bands, Dancers, Celtic vendors & more. Family fun in the sun! Info: www.redstonehighlandgames.com

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Scotland The Brave Pipe Celebration Dinner

October 15
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

On arrival be welcomed by the entire Brisbane Pipe Band. As the evening progresses so does the entertainment with fantastic not to be forgotten performances right up close and personal. If you're a passionate Scot or just love the pipes then this is an event not to be missed at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. ... Read more

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 16 - October 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

An annual celebration of storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 17
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

Pipe bands on display, stalls, food, presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Info: James: 0422 699 513, , [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-Glamis Castle: mystery, murder and a monster!

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Glamis Castle (near Forfar, north of Perth) was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. NZ Writer Julia Millen will talk about her Scottish family connection with the castle. As usual – this being the last meeting of the year, we shall start with a brief review of 2021 and look forward to 2022  at the ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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November 2021

Perthshire Amber

November 5 - November 7
Dunkeld – Scotland Dunkeld, Perthshire Scotland

A traditional music festival taking place across autumnal Perthshire. Expect big names at the afternoon and evening concerts, plus plenty of other activities. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 5 - November 7
Beechworth, VIC

A celebration of Celtic culture with Celtic music and events in historic Beechworth. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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Hororata Highland Games

November 6
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist, with pipe bands, strong men, Clans, and plenty of fun for teh whole family at Hororata Domain. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 13
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Glasgow’s Whisky Festival

November 20
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow's festival of the national tipple returns for 2021, with more than 60 stands featuring whisky, gin, rum, other spirits and whisky gifts in Scotland’s National Stadium-Hampden Park. Info: www.glasgowswhiskyfestival.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

November 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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St Andrews Day Ball

November 27
Perth, WA Australia

Come and join the St Andrews Day celebrations at one of the top events of the year with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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St Andrews Scottish Evening

November 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

St Andrews Scottish evening with live pipes and drums and $59pp 3 course dinner, at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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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 2021

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 4
Daylesford, VIC Australia

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

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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RSCDS New Zealand Christchurch Summer School 2021/22

December 28, 2021 - January 5, 2022
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Scottish Country Dance events and classes. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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January 2022

Burns Supper

January 25, 2022
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Burns Supper with Address to the Haggis, music, 3 course dinner $59pp or reduced Table D’Hote at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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April 2022

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 2, 2022
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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