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April 2020

2020 Clan MacRae Family Gathering

April 2 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Includes Tartan Day at the Alamo - During this ceremony, Clan MacRae will place a flower bouquet at the Alamo in honor of its fallen hero's, especially the Scots and those of Scottish descent who died there. The 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath signed on April ... Read more

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Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival

April 2 - April 5
Cayce, SC SC United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Annual event taking place around National Tartan Day & celebrating Celtic Heritage at 2001 Charleston Highway. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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The Clan Gunn Society’s 60th Diamond Celebrations

April 2 - April 5
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Clan members and septs gather for a variety of activities and events celebrating Clan Gunn. Info: www.clangunnsociety.org

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Kilts and Cowboy Boots Clan Gathering

April 3 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Clan Colquhoun, Clan MacGregor, Clan MacFarlane and Clan Scott will be coming together, in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition, for some modern warfare during the San Antonio Highland Games. Info: www.clancolquhoun.com

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Arbroath 2020 Festival

April 3 - April 5
Arbroath – Scotland Arbroath , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath. Events include a Festival Concert, Declaration Pageant Procession, Arbroath Embroidered Tapestry. Info: www.arbroath2020.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 3
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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 Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

April 3
Charlottetown, PEI Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Confederation Hall. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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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New York City Tartan Day Parade

April 4
New York, NY NY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celebrate Scotland with a march up Sixth Avenue in New York City, to the swirl of kilts, the skirl of bagpipes and the cheers of tens of thousands of spectators. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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New Zealand Military Tattoo

April 4
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- New Zealand’s biggest military spectacular is coming to Palmerston North City. Experience an inspiring musical extravaganza bringing together more than 600 performers from around New Zealand who will showcase military and cultural heritage. Info: 0800 46 2020 or www.nztattoo.nz

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San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

April 4 - April 5
San Antonio, TX TX United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A kilt-filled weekend for all ages. Info: www.sahga.org

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Dunedin Highland Games

April 4
Dunedin, FL FL United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- A celebration of Scotland at the Dunedin Community Center. Info: www.dunedinhighlandgames.com

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SpringFest: The Scottish Food and Drink Festival

April 4 - April 5
Balloch – Scotland Balloch, Scotland

A springtime event to celebrate all things food, from the people behind the ever-popular Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival. Springfest is back in 2020 with another fantastic line up of food and drink producers, live entertainment, whisky tastings, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities and more. Info: www.lochlomondspringfest.co.uk

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Tartan Day Celebration

April 4
Toronto, ON Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

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BC Open Championships & Competition & Workshops

April 4
Port Coquitlam, BC Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- West Coast Open Premiership with 7 categories of Highland Dancing events at Riverside Community Church, 2329 Fremont Connector. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2379155755640401

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

April 4
Riverview, NB Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Riverview Arts Centre. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

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Curling for Dummies

April 4
Montreal, QC Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Presented by the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal. This event is open to all ages, and players with any level of experience—including complete novices! Instruction will be provided to help out ​beginners so that everyone will have a good time on the ice at The Montreal West Curling Club. ... Read more

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2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 4 - April 5
Maryborough, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 24/25. 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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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

April 5
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973.

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

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Adelaide Piper’s Gathering

April 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

April 6
Halifax, NS Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

April 7
Milton, QLD Australia

Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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The Seventh Annual Dinner for Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in Australia

April 7
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The evening will be chaired by Dr James Donaldson FSA Scot, a short talk on “The Legacies of Gilbert Innes of Stow” will be given by David Rampling FSA Scot, and a Toast to the Society will be proposed by Dr Joe Johnson FSA Scot, at the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria in Bourke St, ... Read more

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

April 8
Montreal, QC Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Le Gesu. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

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ScotWeek

April 9 - April 19
Los Angeles, CA CA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-A festival that highlights both the proud history of Scottish culture as well as its special bond with the United States and its people moving forward into the future. ScotWeek will host events promoting Scottish heritage, contemporary culture and charity to provide opportunities for education and scholarship. Info: www.scotweek.org

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Champion of Champions

April 10 - April 11
Carrara, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Champion of Champions is Australia's most prestigious Highland Dancing event. Held every two years, this event attracts highland dancers from across Australia and indeed the world to contest the championships and supporting events over two days of thrilling competition. Info: www.facebook.com/championofchampions2020 or www.sqrchdi.com

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116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 10 - April 11
Maclean, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

April 10
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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Toronto Indoor Games 2020

April 11
Toronto, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Toronto Indoor Games are a long standing tradition at the Toronto Branch and are back with a new location for 2020. All events will take place at Toronto Police College beginning with solo contests at 8:30 AM and band contests at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome – admission ... Read more

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Dressed to Kilt

April 11
New York, NY NY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-A Scottish night of charity, fashion and fun-Celebrating Scottish Clans & Native American Tribes. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

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A Celtic Spring

April 12 - April 13
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Celebrate spring and explore how people prepared for the season 2500 years ago, with the chance to help plough fields, plant crops, ready boats and more. The Scottish Crannog Centre wakes up after the winter and invites you to join them in celebrating the start of Spring. Info: www.crannog.co.uk

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The Loch Norman Highland Games

April 17 - April 19
Huntersville, NC NC United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to AUG 15/16-Come and experience all the fun with Highland dancing, pipe bands, Highland athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish merchants, haggis, Celtic rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, kilted running events, Scottish Clan Societies and so much more at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.lochnorman.com

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

April 17
Toronto, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

April 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Come to the Ceilidh

April 17
Winnipeg, MB Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg will hold its second Family Friendly “Come to the Ceilidh” on April 17 at the Crescentwood Community Centre in Winnipeg as a way to celebrate Tartan Day. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com/ceilidh

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Las Vegas Highland Games

April 18 - April 19
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-One weekend each April the Las Vegas Celtic Society throws the Las Vegas Highland Games, a massive festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics at 500 S Grand Central Pkwy. Info: www.lasvegascelticsociety.org

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25th Annual Kern County Scottish Games

April 18 - April 19
Bakersfield, CA CA United States

A day full of Scottish fun for everyone at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Info: www.kernscot.org/highland-games.html

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects study day

April 18
Revesby, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- This study day seeks to touch on some of the more intriguing aspects of Celtic culture though the objects that are associated with it. In examining our twenty objects, we will also glance quickly at some additional objects that did not make the cut. We will talk about ... Read more

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Farpais Phìobaireachd Òigridh / Young Pipers Championship

April 18
Toronto, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto is hosting our annual Young Pipers Championship. The Championship is open to all Pipers 21 years and under and according to Grade at The Toronto Scottish Regiment HQ and A Company, 70 Birmingham Street, Etobicoke. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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The Quebec Thistle Awards Ceremony

April 18
Montreal, QC Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Quebec Thistle Committee of the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal brings together Scots and Scots organizations from across Quebec to celebrate Scottish culture and traditions brought to Quebec by our forefathers at the Black Watch Officer’s Mess. Info: www.quebecthistle.org

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National Tartan Day and Pipefest 2020

April 19
Ottawa, ON Canada

A celebration of heritage and tradition with music, song and dance on Parliament Hill at 12 noon. Join the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and guest players, Highland and Scottish country dancers, and the Ottawa Catholic School Board Children's Choir for a grand show celebrating tartans, friendship and more.This year's concert also features Pipefest 2020, ... Read more

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Mairi Campbell with Ada Francis Live

April 19
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Multi-award winning Mairi Campbell is a pioneering Scottish musician: an improviser, ballad singer, violist and theatre maker. She extends the boundaries of traditional music, powerfully injecting deep craft, groundedness and spirit to the stage at 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

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Scots on The Rocks Ceilidh Course

April 20 - May 11
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-This course is for people who are going to a ceilidh or to an occasion where there might be a ceilidh (wedding, birthday or whatever).Four Weeks (20 April, 27 April, 4 May and 11 May). In the course you will learn steps and basic dance formations as well as ... Read more

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Spirit of the Dance

April 21 - May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- The international Celtic dance sensation is returning to Australia, a celebration of Celtic dance, music and spirit. Info: www.mellenevents.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

April 24
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields ... Read more

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5th Annual Spring Ceilidh

April 25
Portland, OR OR United States

Sponsored by Clan Donald Oregon Region. Featuring Scottish & Irish music and dancing, presentation of the Haggis with traditional bag piping and highland dancing. Info: Tammy Soto, Clan Donald Oregon State Commissioner: [email protected] or 360-433-8655

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

April 26
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon held by the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at The Burnside Retirement Village – Community Centre,16 Nicol Avenue, Burnside. The afternoon commences at 2:00pm. Entertainment includes Scottish Folk songs, Pipers, music by Matthew Robertson & David South as well as the Glenbrae Celtic Dancers. Bookings essential for ... Read more

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

April 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 Glamis at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie

April 29 - May 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

THIS TOUR IS BEING CANCELLED-Scots folk band Capercaillie will perform in a special stripped back quartet format for the inaugural Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, a new national tour to celebrate the Year of Scotland in Australia, 2020. Presented in Australia’s splendid National Trust properties and town halls where the Scottish diaspora have made ... Read more

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30 - May 3
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A full weekend of Celtic entertainment and events held at the Australian Standing Stones. 2020 celebrating Ireland and the Isle of Man. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

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Beltane Fire Festival

April 30
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival, the Beltane is the only festival of its kind in the world. Join hundreds of performers and thousands of revellers as they come together on Calton Hill to celebrate the death of winter and the birth of summer by casting ... Read more

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The Virginia International Tattoo

April 30 - May 3
Norfolk, VA VA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Presented annually, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of military bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, Celtic dancers, and choirs. Info: www.vafest.org/tattoo

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May 2020

Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 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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Bluebell Spring Dance and Light Supper

May 1
Alliston, ON Canada

South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancing invites you to enjoy an evening of dance inspired by spring, followed by an indulgent light supper for only $10 at Knox Church, 160 King Street South. Info: [email protected]

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The Texas Scottish Festival

May 1 - May 3
Decatur, TX TX United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to October 16-18, 2020-The skirl of the Pipes, the cheers of encouragement for the Athletic events, and the swirling of the Highland Dancers reminds all Scots of our rich and glorious heritage. Info: www.texasscots.com

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Motueka Scottish Dancing Club Ceilidh

May 2
Motueka New Zealand

Motueka Scottish Dancing Club are holding a Ceilidh. A Ceilidh is a social event with Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling, so expect live music, lots of dancing and entertainment and of course good food at Lower Moutere Hall, Moutere Highway. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/ceilidh/motueka

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The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

May 2
Collaroy, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Tartan night is our dance where we represent our clans with anyone who loves Scotland. When we come together we wear a bit of tartan and enjoy Scottish and old time dancing. The Manly Warringah Pipe band will also be entertaining us. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2484234191703984/

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Ogden Legion Indoor Piping Competition

May 2
Calgary, AB Canada

Piping competition and events. Info: www.aspd.ca

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Savannah Scottish Games

May 2
Savannah, GA GA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Savannah's favorite Caledonian tradition at the historic grounds of Bethesda Academy. Info: www.savannahscottishgames.com

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Forby Sutherland Ceilidh

May 2
Sutherland, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Clan Sutherland Society of Australia, Scottish Australian Heritage Council and Celtic Council of Australia present a fabulous evening of Scottish entertainment. This is a feature event of the Sutherland Shire Heritage Festival “Remembering Forby Sutherland, the Scottish sailor who gave his name to Sutherland Shire” at Club on ... Read more

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidh

May 2
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Auckland Biannual Ceilidhs is excited to announce the next ceilidh, happening the day after the celebrated spring festival of May Day! As always the extremely talented and lively band The Chias will be playing; you won't be able to help but tap your feet and clap your hands! Be prepared for a wild night full ... Read more

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 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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The Chieftain’s Ceilidh

May 9
Yokine, WA Australia

Ceilidh with live Scottish country dance band, dinner, raffle, lots of fun! Hosted by The St Andrew Society of Western Australia at Yokine Bowling Club, 10 Wordsworth Ave. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Gourock Highland Games

May 10
Gourock – Scotland Gourock, Renfrewshire Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Starts the Scottish piping, games and Highland Dance season against the scenic backdrop of the Firth of Clyde and Argyll hills beyond at Battery Park. Info: www.facebook.com/GourockHighlandGames

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RSCDS Spring Fling 2020 Toronto

May 15 - May 17
Toronto, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Spring Fling 2020 Toronto will be the first Spring Fling to be held outside of Europe. If you are between 12 and 35 years old, no matter whether you are an intermediate-level or expert Scottish Country Dancer, you are welcome to join us! Over 35? Check out the ... Read more

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

May 15
Toronto, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

May 15
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

May 16 - May 18
Victoria, BC Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- Held over over a 10 day period, culminating in the May long weekend events held at Topaz Park, this is one of the oldest festivals in North America and one of the very few 3 full day Highland Games. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

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Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games

May 16 - May 17
Maryville, TN TN United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A weekend of authentic Scottish Highland festivities in East Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains at Maryville College. Info: www.smokymountaingames.org

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Clan Maclean Association Chief’s Birthday Banquet Weekend

May 16
Bundaberg, QLD Australia

"BUNDY 2020" includes: Address to the Haggis, Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band, Alison's Celtic Dance Academy and much more at Bundaberg Services Club Function Room (RSL Bundaberg) 17 Quay St. Info: Lyn Maclean Phone: 07 4153 5316 or [email protected]

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Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival

May 16 - May 17
Regina, SK Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A weekend of Scottish celebration and events at Victoria Park. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

A day of global whisky celebration, try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair

May 17
Fochabers, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Held in the historic grounds of Gordon Castle, the event brings together the traditionally Scottish and the quintessentially country to offer visitors a variety of entertainment. Info: www.gordoncastle.co.uk/highland-games

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Celtic Concert

May 17
Brighton, VIC Australia

Presented by the Star Chorale at St Andrews Anglican Church at 2:30pm. The concert features an array of wonderful traditional Scottish songs with guest artists on our program of a Scottish Pipe band and a Fiddle group. Info: www.starchorale.org

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

May 18 - June 29
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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 - $95pp. Six Weeks (18 May, 25 ... Read more

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Islay Festival – Feis Ile – The Islay Festival of Music and Malt

May 22 - May 30
Isle of Islay – Scotland Isle of Islay, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED- Every year there is a diverse programme featuring traditional music, ceilidhs, Gaelic lessons, golf, bowling and whisky tasting. Info: www.islayfestival.com

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23
Berry, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A great day of Celtic fun and entertainment at Berry Showgrounds. Pipe bands, singers, dancers, stall sand more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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The Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Ipswich, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -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 Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will ... Read more

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The British Pipe Band Championships

May 23
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Over 100 bands from across the UK, Ireland and beyond flock to the Paisley’s St James Playing Fields for the first of the five annual ‘majors’ in the piping calendar. Info: www.paisley.is

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53rd Alma Highland Festival

May 23 - May 24
Alma, MI MI United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A great weekend of Scottish music, events and friendship at Alma College. Info: www.almahighlandfestival.com

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Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-This unrivalled spectacle gives locals and visitors alike the chance to participate in a unique Highland tradition that has persisted for generations. The two day Atholl Gathering weekend consists of The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade on Saturday followed by the Highland Games on Sunday at Blair Castle. Info: https://blair-castle.co.uk/scottish-highland-castle/atholl-highlanders-parade-gathering

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Kingston Scottish Festival

May 23
Kingston, ON Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Pipe bands, entertainment and more at Lake Ontario Park. Info: www.kingstonscotfest.com

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Greenville Scottish Games

May 23
Greenville, SC SC United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celtic music, pipe bands and the greatest Scottish Happy Hour in the world at Furman University. Info: www.gallabrae.com

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 24 - May 31
Wingham, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Includes a genealogy fair, clan gathering and ceilidh, markets and clan stalls, street parade, Highland games, pipe bands, dancing and grand Scottish ball.Highland games on Saturday May 30 with massed bands, Clan information, Medieval warriors, Caber Toss-a great free day of Scottish celebration at Central Park. Info: 02 6556 ... Read more

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

May 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973

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Scotch Tasting & Cigars

May 24
Winnipeg, MB Canada

Join the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and celebrate their 100th anniversary at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. Info: www.wppb.ca

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Gathering of the Scots

May 28 - May 31
Perth-Andover, NB Canada

A variety of events celebrating Scotland, including whisky, Clans and athletics. Info: www.gatheringofthescots.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: Old Homelands – New Homelands: Scozia e Italia

May 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wars and the kindness of strangers are an unexpected combination, but in the 16th and 20th centuries they resulted in the establishment in new homelands–by Scots in Italy and by Italians in Scotland. It is 75 years since the end of WWII. These stories demonstrate how “man to man” can “brithers be” (Burns) at the ... Read more

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Glasgow Highland Games

May 29 - May 31
Lucas, KY KY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- A celebration of Scotland at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Info: www.glasgowhighlandgames.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

May 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Blackford Highland Games

May 30
Blackford – Scotland Blackford, Perthshire Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Traditional Highland Games celebrating 150 years of Highland excellence in 2020. Info: www.blackfordhighlandgames.co.uk

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) at The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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The Celtic Shindig 2020

May 30
Perth, WA Australia

A great night packed full of entertainment and a delicious 2 course buffet dinner at the Wellington Room, Morley Sports and Recreation Centre. Info: www.facebook.com/celticshindig2018 or https://www.trybooking.com/BIQPZ

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June 2020

The Outlander Conference

June 2 - June 6
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The University of Glasgow will host a major conference to look at the history, customs, politics, culture, clothes and music featured in the Outlander TV series. Inludes a key note speech by author and creator Diana Gabaldon. Info: www.outlanderconferenceglasgow.com

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Dumbarton 2020

June 4 - June 7
Dumbarton United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The river town of Dumbarton, where the Cutty Sark was built, connects Loch Lomond with the Clyde by the River Leven. This exciting new festival of music, arts and recreational events will run over four days to celebrate how water shaped this historic town, from distilling to shipbuilding. ... Read more

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 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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National Celtic Festival

June 5 - June 8
Portarlington, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celebrate the long weekend with a vast program of Celtic culture, music and more. Includes the National Highland Cattle Show and Year of Scotland Australia 2020 performances.Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

June 6
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 daylong festival by the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the Town Park. Family friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, ... Read more

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Helenburgh & Lomond Highland Games

June 6
Helensburgh – Scotland Helensburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Traditional Scottish family fun day with running, heavy weights, solo piping and Highland dance competitions. Info: www.helensburghandlomondgames.co.uk

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 6
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is holding a Ceilidh with the Pipe Band marching in at 7pm in the Drayton Hall, Brisbane St. Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish country dancing which are all called. - Dashing white Sergeant, strip the Willow, Gay Gordon & Cumberland Reel & others. Licensed ... Read more

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The 3rd Annual Bellingham Scottish Gathering

June 6
Bellingham, WA WA United States

Watch colorful, competitive Highland dancers show their grace and skill. Listen to bagpipe and drum competitions and the spectacular massed band display and more. Info: www.facebook.com/events/802186596968618

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National Highland Cattle Show 2020

June 6 - June 7
Mount Pleasant, SA

Presented by the Australian Highland Cattle Society, with Highland Cattle, Medieval attractions, stalls and more at Mount Pleasant Showgrounds. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org

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Cornhill Highland Games

June 6
Banff, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Traditional Highland games with heavy weight championships, Highland dancing, hill race, children's races, tug o'war at Cornhill Playing Fields. Info: www.cornhillhighlandgames.org

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

June 10
Teralba, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 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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45th Annual Georgetown Highland Games

June 13
Georgetown, ON Canada

Celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, dancers and more. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

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Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 13 - June 14
Blairsville, GA GA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage at Meeks Park on Highway 515. Info: www.blairsvillescottishfestival.com

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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 13 - June 14
Boonah, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events are both days of the weekend, while the Scots events are Saturday only. These events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, highland dancing and ... Read more

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The National Piping Centre Virginia School

June 14 - June 19
Winchester, VA VA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A fantastic week of teaching from some of the world's finest piping and drumming instructors, with Willie McCallum, Matt MacIsaac, Brian Donaldson and Andrew Donlon teaching the pipers and Mark Wilson now on board as drumming instructor.This fantastic school will see lessons and practice time, as well as recitals, ... Read more

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The 14th Annual Greater Moncton Highland Games

June 19 - June 20
Moncton, NB Canada

There will be heavy events, highland dance, and pipe band competitions, historical reenactors, workshops, kids' activities, and more. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

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Cobourg Highland Games

June 19 - June 20
Cobourg, ON Canada

The 57th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Victoria Park. A great celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, ceilidhs, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

June 19
Toronto, ON Canada

Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games

June 19 - June 20
ItaItasca, IL IL United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A great weekend of Scottish entertainment and friendship at Hamilton Lake, 2 Pierce Place. Info: www.scottishfestivalchicago.org

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Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

June 19 - June 21
Colorado Springs, CO CO United States

Taste the best in Irish and Scottish cuisine & culture at Western Museum of Mining & Industry. Info: www.pikespeakcelticfestival.com

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

June 19
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 20 - June 21
Portsoy, Aberdeenshire United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 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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Manitoba Highland Gathering

June 20 - June 21
Winnipeg, MB Canada

Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Heavy Games, Canoe/Kayak Races, Sheep shearing, Mounted Archers, Clan booths, sword demos & more at Legacy Park, Kittson Rd. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

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BC Highland Games

June 20
Coquitlam, BC Canada

A celebration of Scotland at Lafarge Lake Park. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com/

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Pittsburgh Tartan Day

June 20
Bethel Park, PA PA United States

Celebrate Tartan Day with the St Andrews Society of Pittsburgh at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/pittsburghtartanday

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Aberdeen’s Highland Games

June 21
Aberdeen – Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A highlight on the Aberdeen summer calendar, it promises to be a day full of family entertainment, including traditional Scottish Highland Games competitions, pipe band championships and solo piping competitions, and more at Hazlehead Park. Info: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/leisure-culture-and-parks/events-aberdeen/aberdeens-highland-games

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Caledonia Celtic Festival

June 26 - June 27
Caledonia, ON Canada

A celebration of Celtic music, dance and friendship at Caledonia Fairgrounds. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

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The Ohio Scottish Games

June 26 - June 27
Berea, OH OH United States

Children's games, animals, British cars and bikes, Clan Village, Kilted Mile and more at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd. Info: www.ohioscottishgames.com

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Scottish Week 2020

June 26 - June 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council. Highlights are history talks, a luncheon and tours and more. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au or Nea on 040 899 0413.

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

June 26
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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Kingsville Highland Games

June 27
Kingsville, ON Canada

Dust off your kilt and flock to Kingsville for the 2020 Kingsville Highland Games, a unique mixture of sports, music, dance and community. Lakeside Park provides the intimate setting for this stirring celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Check out Facebook for news and updates. Tickets at the Gate on June 27th, 2020: $25. Early ... Read more

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Piping Inverness

June 27
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Piping Inverness, the European Pipe Band Championships, will be taking place in the stunning setting of Bught Park, for the second time in 2020. Inverness, the Highland capital, will be hosting the Championships from 2019 to 2021.Info: www.pipinginverness.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 27 - June 28
Kilmore, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore over a fun-filled weekend of music, poetry & dance. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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San Diego Scottish Highland Games

June 27 - June 28
San Diego, CA CA United States

A celebration of Scotland at Brengle Terrace Park. Info: www.sdhighlandgames.org

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

June 27 - July 4
Halifax, NS Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A two-and-a-half-hour family show features the best of the best pipes, drums, bands, dancers, acrobats, and more. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

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Tennents Tartan Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans

June 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Join the Fox & Hound with the entire Brisbane City Pipe Band as they hold our own Tattoo. With 20 Pipers and drummers this will be an event not to be missed by all Clans near and far at Fox & Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come dance and sing to Heel N Toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to our piper. Finger food supper supplied. Children welcome. BYO drinks at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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73rd Annual Red Deer Highland Games

June 27
Red Deer, AB Canada

There are numerous activities designed to create an exciting and fun day for those of Celtic Heritage, and for those who’d like to be. Info: www.reddeerhighlandgames.com

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39th Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 27 - June 28
Palmer, AK United States

Celebrate Scotland at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. Info: www.alaskascottish.org/highland-games

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Drumtochty Highland Games

June 27
Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Traditional games in the beautiful surroundings of Drumtochty Castle. info: www.spanglefish.com/drumtochtyhighlandgames

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: Got a Scottish ‘favourite’? A person, place, story, poem, food?

June 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

You are invited to share your favourite (talk ten-minute max). Please tell Edith 388-8069 or Linda 567-0557 about your choice to avoid ‘double-ups’ and allow for the arranging of the programme sequence at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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July 2020

Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival 2020

July 1 - July 5
Camperdown, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Camperdown in south west Victoria is the home of the oldest statue of Robert Burns in the world. This festival combines a unique blend of music, dance, cuisine, education and learning. Info: www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

July 3
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 3 - July 5
Kincardine, ON Canada

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

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Almonte Celtfest

July 3 - July 5
Almonte, ON Canada

Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. It also presents a select group of artisans and vendors of goods with a Celtic flair. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 4
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A family fun-filled day to celebrate Scotland with bagpipes, Scottish dance, heavy events and much more in the Upper Hunter Valley. Info: www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com or Scone Visitor Centre: 02 6540 1300.

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The 2020 Antigonish Highland Games

July 5 - July 12
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. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

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Ceòlas Summer School

July 5 - July 10
Isle of South Uist – Scotland Isle of South Uist, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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 of Piping & Drumming Summer School

July 5 - July 10
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

Come to Balmoral's summer bagpiping & drumming schools. Immerse yourself for a week, with some of the best pipers and pipe band drummers in the world. Instructors: Terry Tully, Robert Mathieson, George Balderose, Richmond Johnston, Gordon Bell (Drumming). Info: 412 323-2707 or www.bagpiping.org

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 9 - July 12
Linville, NC NC United States

A fantastic weekend of Scottish events, Clans, bands and more at at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. Info: www.gmhg.org

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 10
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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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 11 - July 25
Melbourne, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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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The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming Summer School

July 12 - July 17
East Stroudsburg, PA PA United States

Come to Balmoral's summer bagpiping & drumming schools. Immerse yourself for a week, with some of the best pipers and pipe band drummers in the world. Instructors: Robert Mathieson, Bruce Gandy, George Balderose, Richmond Johnston, Gordon Bell (Drumming). Info: 412 323-2707 or www.bagpiping.org

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HebCelt 20: Scottish Music Festival

July 15 - July 18
Stornoway Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture. Info: www.hebceltfest.com

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The Festival of the Tartans

July 15 - July 19
New Glasgow, NS Canada

There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, massed pipe bands, Highland Dancing competitions, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents & Genealogy, a bagpipe quartet competition, and other outdoor entertainment. Info: www.festivalofthetartans.com

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Orillia Scottish Festival

July 17 - July 19
Orillia, ON Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage in the heart of Orillia. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

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Grand River Clans’ Céilidh

July 17 - July 19
Ohsweken, ON Canada

Experience Mohawk and Scottish traditions with Outlander cast members. Info: www.outlandishexperiences.ca

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

July 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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The Inverness Highland Games

July 18
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Founded in 1822 the Inverness Highland Games is one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and is one of the highlights of any visit to the Highland capital city of Inverness at Bught Park. Info: www.invernesshighlandgames.com

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School 2020

July 19 - August 16
St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Summer School; an action packed four weeks of dancing in the historic university town of St Andrews. Join some 700 dancers from as far afield as South Africa, North and South America, Japan, Australasia, China, continental Europe and, of course, Scotland and the UK. To lead the classes we ... Read more

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368th Burntisland Highland Games

July 20
Burntisland – Scotland Burntisland, Fife Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A fun and entertaining occasion for all the family filled with athletic events, Scottish music, dancing and much more. Founded in 1652, these are the second-oldest highland games in the world and feature highland dancing, running, cycling and heavy events. Info: www.burntislandhighlandgames.co.uk

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The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

July 23 - July 26
Fredericton, NB Canada

Celebrates and shares knowledge of the Scottish/Celtic culture and heritage 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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Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering

July 24 - July 26
Enumclaw, WA United States

A great weekend of Scottish celebration at The Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Avenue SE. Info: www.sshga.org

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Celtic Fest

July 24 - July 26
Dayton, OH United States

Three days of Celtic music, dance, art, and culture at Riverscape MetroPark. Info: www.daytoncelticfestival.com

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Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 25 - July 26
Vernon, BC Canada

Where you can see hundreds of dancers, drummers, musicians, and singers of all ages and heritages on a single stage! Featuring over 400 performers from all over North America paying tribute to our military past and present at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

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The Glasgow Canal Festival

July 25
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Will introduce a Canal Carnival Flotilla, a parade of boats adorned with large-scale carnivalesque artworks that will celebrate the diversity of Glasgow's multicultural communities and the beauty of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Info: www.glasgowcanalfestival.com

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 25
Dumbarton United Kingdom

With over 125 pipe bands, first class entertainment and traditional highland dancing all on offer, why not come along and witness the sound of Scotland first hand at Levengrove Park. Info: www.rspba.org

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Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games and Gathering

July 25
Lochearnhead United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Traditional Highland games with music, dancing and sports. Includes the clan gathering of the clans McLaren, Stewart, McGregor and McNabb at Games Park. Info: www.lochearnheadhighlandgames.co.uk

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Uxbridge Scottish Festival

July 25
Uxbridge ON – Canada Uxbridge ON, Canada

Celebrate Scotland at Elgin Park. Info: www.uxbridgescottishfestival.com

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International Tartan Day

July 25
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Scottish awareness in the Australian community,a free day of entertainment including Pipe Bands, Highland & Country Dancers, Celtic Bands,Fiddle orchestra,solo artists & much more from 9am to 4pm at King George Square. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

July 25
Sherwood Park, AB Canada

An amazing and entertaining mix of Scottish pipes, drums and massed bands. Add to that Highland, Scottish and Irish dancing – and top it all off with flying kilts at the heavy games with shot put, caber toss at Broadmoor Lake Park.Info: www.sphg.ca

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The Maitland Tattoo

July 25
Maitland, NSW Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums, enjoy a presentation of pipes and drums, dancers and more at Maitland Town Hall, 281 High St. Info: Greg Queenan 0409 918 260 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: A slice of time with Murchison: the Scottish origins of the geological timescale

July 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Immortalised in the name of the South Island town, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) was a geologist, as was his wife Charlotte (née Hugonin). Hamish Campbell (GNS Science Emeritus Scientist) will attempt with an illustrated talk, to explain the relevance of his geological explorations and why he is so significant in the history of science. ... Read more

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Clan MacLeod North American Gathering 2020

July 29 - August 2
Livonia, MI United States

Workshops and entertainment will feature talent from around the Great Lakes Region, including: Pipe Major St. Andrew’s Pipe Band, Barbara E. Bull, author of the Katherine MacLeod Series about a MacLeod Clan family and its Scottish heritage; and Banquet speaker, Prof. Elliot MacFarlane, representative of the National Trust for Scotland, Costumed Living History, Whisky Ambassador, ... Read more

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Clan Cameron – 2020 Gathering

July 30 - August 2
Spean Bridge United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Cameron clansfolk, septs, descendants and friends are cordially invited to an International Gathering of Clan Cameron at Achnacarry, that stunning residence near Loch Arkaig upon the Lochiel Estate near Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire. Info: www.facebook.com/clancameron

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Glengarry Highland Games

July 31 - August 1
Maxville, ON Canada

Witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition.with more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

July 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games

July 31 - August 1
Livonia, MI United States

Presents Our The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is proud to present its 171st Annual Highland Games, the oldest continuous games in North America. Dedicated to preserving Scottish heritage through its arts, customs, dress, literature and national games. The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit would like to invite you and your family to attend and ... Read more

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August 2020

Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games

August 1 - August 2
Edgewater, CO CO United States

A celebration of Scotland at Citizens Park, 5420 W 24TH Ave. Info: www.scottishgames.org

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Montreal Highland Games

August 2
Montreal, 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 Grounds, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

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The Fergus Scottish Festival

August 7 - August 9
Fergus, ON Canada

The Fergus Scottish Festival is an annual three-day celebration of Scottish heritage. Experience the best of Scotland in Canada, without the airfare. Info: www.Fergusscottishfestival.com

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 7 - August 29
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A world-class military event rooted in Scottish tradition, with hundreds of performers from across the globe, at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 7 - August 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival has brought powerful and significant work to delight and challenge the capital's residents and visitors with a celebration of music, theatre, art and dance. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 7 - August 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August, for three weeks, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Clan MacKenzie Gathering 2020

August 7 - August 9
Strathpeffer United Kingdom

Calling all MacKenzie's and septs for a variety of events. Info: www.clanmackenziesociety.co.uk/events/gathering-2020/

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Margaree Highland Games

August 7 - August 9
Margaree, NS Canada

Hosted in the beautiful Margaree River Valley - a meeting place of Scottish, Irish and Acadian cultures - the games blend traditional heavy events with bag piping & highland dancing, running races, children's games and much more. Info: www.margareehighlandgames.com

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

August 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 7 - August 9
Goderich, ON Canada

The festival celebrates traditional Celtic music and craft by showcasing a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 8
Lovedale, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come and spend the day in vines and hear the pies, see the strength and watch the dance at Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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PipingLive!

August 8 - August 16
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The world's biggest week of piping from daily performances at the Street Cafe to Pipe Bands in the heart of the city on Glasgow's Buchanan Street, this festival brings musicians together from across the world. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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Brodick Highland Games

August 8
Brodick, Isle of Arran United Kingdom

Traditional village Highland games with athletics, a pipe band, heavy weights, Highland dancing and stalls. Info: www.facebook.com/BrodickHighlandGames

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A Night in That Land

August 12
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Inveraray & District Pipe Band live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Info: www.idpb.co.uk

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Scots in the Bush 2020

August 13 - August 16
Boondooma QLD Australia

Celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia. With music, food and friendship at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 14 - August 15
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The Worlds now regularly attract more than 220 bands with more than a quarter coming from overseas. The event regularly receives entries from 15 or more countries at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Stirling Highland Games

August 15
Stirling – Scotland Stirling , Scotland

A full programme of traditional Highland games competitions on offer including running, youth running, cycling, Highland dancing, heavyweights, long jump and triple jump, also showcasing several piping performances throughout the day at The Peak Sports Village. Info: www.stirlinghighlandgames.com

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The Bitteroot Celtic Games and Gathering

August 15 - August 16
Hamilton, MT United States

A great weekend of Scottish events at at the Daly Mansion. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 15 - August 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Book Festival welcomes around 900 authors from over 60 countries in more than 800 events for adults and children each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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2020 Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 15
Topsham, ME United States

Celebrate Scotland at Topsham Fairgrounds. Info: www.facebook.com/MEHighlandGames

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The Loch Norman Highland Games

August 15 - August 16
Huntersville, NC NC United States

Come and experience all the fun with Highland dancing, pipe bands, Highland athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish merchants, haggis, Celtic rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, kilted running events, Scottish Clan Societies and so much more at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.lochnorman.com

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM & Poetry Afternoon

August 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual General meeting of The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. The AGM will be followed by a Question and Answer discussion on Robert Burns, his Life and Works. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham ... Read more

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Clan Donnachaidh Society 2020 Clan Gathering

August 17 - August 23
Pitlochry & Bruar – Scotland Pitlochry & Bruar , Scotland

Bringing in members from across the world at the Clan Donnachaidh Centre. Info: www.donnachaidh.com

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Miramichi Scottish Festival 2020

August 21 - August 23
Miramichi, NB Canada

A celebration of Scots in Miramichi. Info: www.highlandsociety.com/scottish-festival

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15th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans

August 21 - August 22
Mayville, NY NY United States

Pipe bands. music and more. Hosting the 2020 New York State Heavy Athletic Championships at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: www.96thhighlanders.com/festival/Festival.html

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

August 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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60th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 22
Old Westbury, NY United States

Pipe bands, entertainment and more at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

August 22
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

The Highland Games showcase traditional sports and events including pipe bands, tug-o-war and Highland dancing. Info: www.lonach.org

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North Lanark Highland Games

August 22
Almonte, ON Canada

Twenty pipe bands, a hundred dancers and champion heavyweight athletes combine to present what is recognised as one of the Ottawa Valley’s premier summer events at N.L.A.S. Fairgrounds. Info: www.almontehighlandgames.com

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 27 - August 29
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

Join around 23,000 people who visit every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location. Includes the World Highland Dancing Championships. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

August 28
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: The Declaration of Arbroath was signed 700 years ago

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

This very important document was sent to the Pope requesting recognition of Scotland’s sovereignty and that of its king. A Strathclyde University Project is exploring various aspects of the document and tracing the genealogy of the 48 people whose names are included in the text. The University has generously agreed to share some of the ... Read more

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Clan Ceilidh 150th Celebrations

August 29
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating their 150th year and will be holding a special Clan Ceilidh at the City Golf Club Toowoomba for 7pm. Come along & help us celebrate this occasion. Wear your tartan proudly. Highland Dancing and Pipe Band, Licensed bar available & canapes available on the night ... Read more

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September 2020

Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 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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The Braemar Gathering

September 5
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

Perhaps the most famous and best Highland Games anywhere. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills at Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Canmore Highland Games

September 5 - September 6
Canmore, AB Canada

Western Canada's Premier Highland Games, with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans and more. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

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155th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

September 5 - September 6
Pleasanton, CA CA United States + Google Map

Celebrate the very best of Scottish culture, competitions, cuisine and entertainment at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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Calgary Highland Games

September 5
Calgary, AB Canada

One of the oldest gatherings in North America, since the first games, held in 1913. Organised by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association at Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.org

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The Scottish Borders Walking Festival

September 5 - September 12
Jedburgh United Kingdom

The Scottish Borders has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. This festival is the oldest established walking festival in Scotland, has a reputation for being one of the friendliest walking festivals of the year. Info: www.borderswalking.com

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The Isle Martin Seaweed Festival

September 5 - September 6
Ullapool United Kingdom

Celebrate the rich seaweed life to be found along the shoreline of Isle Martin. The Isle Martin Trust will present an extraordinary and fascinating festival celebrating the rich seaweed life of our shorelines in a host of ways. Info: www.islemartin.org

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The 43rd Annual Capital District Scottish Games

September 5 - September 6
Altamont, NY United States

A weekend of Scottish celebration at Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games 2020

September 6
Blairgowrie – Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

The annual Games, a blend of spectacle and fun, take place on the first Sunday after the first Saturday in September in beautiful Perthshire. Info: www.facebook.com/blairgowrieandrattrayhighlandgames

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Nairn Book & Arts Festival

September 8 - September 13
Nairn United Kingdom

A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community. Info: www.nairnfestival.co.uk

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 11 - September 13
Estes Park, CO CO United States

The Highland festival in Estes Park, CO, offers athletics, music, and a wide range of events over the course of three days. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 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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Stranraer Oyster Festival

September 11 - September 13
Stranraer United Kingdom

The Festival launches when the first Scottish native oysters of the season are piped ashore from the Vital Spark oyster boat. Marking the start of the native oyster harvesting season, Stranraer Oyster Festival is bringing top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts together to have a seafood celebration ... Read more

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The Beach Celtic Festival

September 12 - September 13
Toronto, ON Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture at Kew Gardens. Info: www.thecelticfestival.com

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 12 - September 13
Nashville, TN United States

Enjoy athletic events, children’s activities, demonstrations, a beer tent, unique vendors, Celtic music, and so much more at Percy Warner Park. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival

September 18 - September 20
Lincoln, NH NH United States

One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America. This celebration of Scottish heritage is held at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Info: www.nhscot.org

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

September 18
Toronto, ON Canada

Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 18
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Clans on the Coast

September 19
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

A great day of Celtic family fun, with pipe bands, Celtic music, stalls, dancers and more at Tomaree Sports Complex. Info: Diane 041 161 9471 or www.clansonthecoast.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 19
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) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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BBC Highland Gathering

September 19
Toowong, QLD Australia

The Brisbane Boys College Highland Gathering is a brilliant day with Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Medieval Re-enactment, Highland Dancing, stalls and more at Brisbane Boys’ College. Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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Ligonier Highland Games

September 19 - September 20
Ligonier, PA PA United States

An annual celebration of Celtic traditions set in scenic Ligonier. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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The Findhorn Bay Festival

September 23 - September 28
Forres – Scotland Forres , Scotland

The 4th biennial Findhorn Bay Festival is a spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture taking place at the heart of Moray, showcasing artists of national and international renown. Info: www.findhornbayfestival.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

September 25
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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Wigtown Book Festival

September 25 - October 4
Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown, United Kingdom

Words flourish in few places as they do in Scotland’s National Book Town. So much of the culture and history of this beautiful part of south-west Scotland is written in its landscape. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

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The Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 25 - September 27
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

A well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional Scottish music scene. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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45th Australian Winter School

September 27 - October 4
Muresk, WA Australia

The RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites dancers to join them at Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley for the 45th Australian Winter School-– a week of dancing with teachers and musicians. Info: www.winterschool2020.com

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Queensland State Solo Championships – Piping and Drumming

September 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

Hosted by the Queensland Highland Pipers' Society at Brisbane Boys College. Info: www.facebook.com/events/193639685056253

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: Mrs. Barbour’s Army

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The period is 1915 in Glasgow – at the time the most overcrowded city in Britain. Landlords were increasing rents to exorbitant rates for families who were already struggling to survive while their husbands and fathers were away fighting in the First World War. Mary Barbour led a protest to protect the women from being ... Read more

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October 2020

The Cumnock Tryst

October 1 - October 4
Cumnock – Scotland Cumnock, Strathclyde Scotland

A festival of music in and around Cumnock, which brings some of the world's greatest musicians into local venues, churches and halls, with the community at the heart of all of its activities. Info: www.thecumnocktryst.com

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The Enchanted Forest

October 1 - November 1
Faskally Wood United Kingdom

Set amidst the magical Autumn woodland of Highland Perthshire, with pioneering sound and light shows and world renowned, our multi-award winning event has clocked up many accolades including the UK’s Best Cultural Event, Best Outdoor Festival and Scotland’s Best Large Event. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 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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Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival

October 3 - October 4
Aztec, NM NM United States

The Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival is the Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture through traditional athletic competitions, music and dance performances, clan representation, and more at Riverside Park, 500 S Light Plant Rd. Info: www.AztecHighlandGames.com

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 4
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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Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

October 8 - October 12
Shetland – Scotland Shetland , Scotland

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

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