Perth Festival

Perth - Scotland Perth

One of the oldest, continuously-running independent arts festivals in Scotland, Perth Festival of the Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Each May, Perth Festival becomes the gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar. With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues, the 10-day Festival features the best in classical music, theatre, rock, folk, ... Read more

2022 Orkney Folk Festival

Stromness, Orkney

Back to its best this spring, with plans in place for a return to full-scale live events. The 39th festival will bring some of the finest folk musicians from Orkney, Scotland and further afield to the islands. Info:

Alma Highland Festival

Alma, MI MI

Memorial Day Weekend for Scottish dance, music, food, entertainment, athletics, vendors, Scottish clans, and more at Alma College. Info:

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info:

Scottish Fest

Costa Mesa, CA

Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Fair & Event Center

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

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

Atholl Highlanders Parade and Gathering

Blair Atholl Perthshire

The Atholl Highlanders are a Scottish ceremonial infantry regiment. They are the only remaining private army in Europe and act as the personal bodyguard to the Duke of Atholl – Chief of the Clan Murray, with parade and Highland Gathering at Blair Castle. Info:

Blackford Highland Games

Blackford - Scotland Blackford, Perthshire

Held since 1870 on the park, an area of land loaned to the community by the landowner. A condition of the loan is that the Highland Games are held there annually in May. Info:

Greenville Scottish Games

A series of activities bringing the best of Scotland and rich Southern heritage together for your enjoyment at Furman University. Info:

Eugene Scottish Festival

Eugene OR

A celebration of Scotland at Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr. Info:

The Eungella Highland Ceilidh

Eungella, QLD

Eungella Community Development Association Inc. presents The Eungella Highland Ceilidh (A Scottish Country Dance) with the Mackay & District Pipe Band, Iain McKenzie playing the piano accordion and Margaret Silke calling the dances at Eungella Hub, 13 North St. Info: Debra 0408 413 501 or

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

Scottish Highland Day Lunch

Sydney, NSW

Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch of Scotland’s finest fayre, whilst Scottish Highland Dancers perform to the Pipe Band, at in Cellos Grand Dining Room at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Book online through Eventbrite. Info: 02 9284 1006 or [email protected]

Glasgow Highland Games

Lucas, KY KY

The 2022 Glasgow Highland Games are cancelled. Info:

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW

DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2022-The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual free community event, Clans from all over the country descendto enjoy the Festival. The Clan of Honour for 2022 will be Clan Donnachaidh. Also pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish dancers and stalls. Info:

Milwaukee Highland Games

Franklin WI

Wisconsin’s original and oldest traditional Scottish Highland Games at Croation Park, 9100 S. 76th St. Info:

Garrett County Celtic Festival

Friendsville, MD MD

A Celtic celebration at Friendsville Community Park, bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River. Info:

RSCDS Toronto Dancing in the Park

Toronto, ON

Come and join the fun at Edwards Gardens every Tuesday in June. Each evening features at least two audience participation Scottish country dances. Give it a go, or just enjoy the music, and the spectacle. Info:

The National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC

Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture ,held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Info:

Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Salt Lake City UT

A great weekend of Scottish events presented by Utah Scottish Association at Utah State Fair Park 155 North 1000 West. Info:

30th Australian Highland Cattle Show

Mount Gambier, SA

Highland cattle on display and events inclusing team farm challenge, handling workshop, guest speakers at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds. Info:

Georgetown Highland Games

Georgetown, ON

A fun filled day of piping, dancing and heavyweight athletes, surround by friends and family at Georgetown Fairgrounds. Info:

Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Blairsville, GA GA

Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage. Info:

The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

Boonah, QLD

A 2 day Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Experience featuring a Scottish Highland Gathering at Boonah Showgrounds, 8 Melbourne St. Info: 1300 259 343 or

The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

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

Ardrossan Highland Games

Ardrossan has hosted a Highland Games since 1979, at Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Football Club. Info:

Strathmore Highland Games


In the glorious grounds of Glamis Castle in Angus for a truly Scottish day out. Info:

Greater Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival

Moncton, NB

Features Highland dance, pipe, drum, and pipe band competitions as well as dozens of workshops & demonstrations covering everything from Gaelic language and song to falconry and sheep dog herding to historical elements, and more at the Hal Betts Sportsplex. Info:

St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Spring Dinner

Toronto, ON

Join us for a night of fine dining courtesy of Chef John Higgins and his staff at The Chef’s House. The focus for the dinner is modern Scottish cuisine.  Info:

The Scottish Festival & Highland Games

ItaItasca, IL IL

A variety of Scottish activities and attractions from the iconic caber toss to the largest bagpiping and drumming championship in North America. There is truly something for everyone with Highland Dancing competition, children’s activities, dogs of Scotland, a British Car show, a Celtic rock stage, knobbly knees contest, whisky tasting, genealogy and much more. Info: ... Read more

Westin Whisky Dinner

Melbourne, VIC

Join the Melbourne Tartan Festivsal for the highly anticipated annual Whisky dinner. Sit-down to a five course menu created by the Westin’s Executive chef, Apoorva Kunte, matched to five premium Single Malt Whiskies from some of the worlds finest distilleries, including the Macallan, Bruichladdich and Australia’s own Nant Distillery. Info:

Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD

Presented by Townsville Scottish Community Inc. with events including: Heavy Games Competition, Tartan Social, Clansmen’s Ceilidh and Townsville Tartan Day. Info: Marie Gibson- 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

Sir Jackie Stewart Classic


The major new motoring event will showcase the career of three-time Formula One World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, featuring live motorsport action and an award-winning classic car show, all in aid of Race Against Dementia at Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders. Info:

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

The Games will return to Hazelhead Park, full traditional event. Info:

The Royal Highland Show

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event, showcasing the best of food, farming and rural life at Ingliston in Edinburgh. Info:

Ohio Scottish Games

Berea, OH OH

A celebration of Scotland, including the US National Scottish Harp Championship, at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd. Info:

Sydney Scottish Week

Sydney, NSW

Scottish Week returns to Sydney with a range of events for those who love to celebrate all things from the land of Alba. Details of events and program will be available on the Scottish Australian Heritage Council’s website. Info: Nea 0408 990 413 or

Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON

Pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, entertainment and more at Kingsville's beautiful Lakeside Park. Info:

Piping Inverness

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

The all-day event incorporates the European Pipe Band Championships, and will see an influx of pipe bands, their supporters, Highland Dancers as well as tourists to Bught Park. Info:

Kilmore Celtic Festival

Kilmore, VIC

All day Non- stop live Celtic music. Evening concert until 11pm. SUN - The Celtic Banquet with fantastic live music accompaniment. Info: 03 5782 2636 or

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

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

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS

The 2022 Tattoo will feature talent from around the globe, including the Heeresmusikkorps Neubrandenburg (German Army Band Neubrandenburg) from Germany, the IMPS Motorcycle Display Team from the United Kingdom, and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band from British Columbia at the Scotiabank Theatre. Info:

Tacoma Highland Games

Tacoma, WA WA

A celebration of Scottish culture at Frontier Park. Info:

Alaska Scottish Highland Games

Palmer, AK

Featuring all things Scottish-Bagpipes, Heavy Athletics, Celtic Dance, Drumming, Kilted Mile, Scotch Tasting, Historical Demonstrations, Musical Guests and more at Alaska State Fairgrounds. Info:

Ceres Highland Games

Ceres, Scotland

Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland. Info:

75th Red Deer Highland Games

Red Deer, AB

Highland dancing, piping and drumming, heavy events, shortbread competition and moe. Info:

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

Round Hill Highland Games

Lakeville CT

A wee bit o' Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park for a fun-filled day of Scottish activities. Info:

The Highlands and the Heather

Wangi Wangi, NSW

Enjoy the excitement of bonnie Scotland, the perfume ‘o the heather, wearing o’ the tartan, the wail o’ the bagpipes and perhaps a wee taste o’ the Haggis at Wangi Workers Club. Featuring the music of John MacDonald and including Robert Burns’ immortal ode “Address to a Haggis”, $50.00 per person. Bookings Essential 02 4970 ... Read more

Whisky & Words: A Tasting Event

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

Whisky tasting served up with a bit o'poetry. Take a tour through the Scottish single malts with Creatif Kate as your guide and entertainment. Info:

Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Camperdown, VIC

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria. Info:  0407 056 126 or

International Tartan Day


International Tartan Day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

Happy Canada Day


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

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Kincardine, ON

On the shores of beautiful Lake Huron and under the shade of mature trees in Victoria Park, the 22nd anniversary event will include local and international artists, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing and Heavy Athletics competitions, Celtic vendors, Clan representation, Bairns' (children's) program, and more. Info:

2022 Embro Highland Games

Zorra, ON

Family nun with a Scottish flair and a a wide variety of Scottish-entertainment optionsat 355644 35th Line. Info:

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW

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

Almonte Celtfest

Almonte, ON

Celtfest is a weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, performed in the natural amphitheatre of Gemmill Park. Info:

Forres Highland Games

Forres - Scotland Forres

A spectacular show of Scottish tradition, sport and culture with Highland Dancing, Track and Field, Heavy Events, Tug ‘o’ War, Solo Piping and many more disciplines on display. Info:

Luss Highland Gathering

Luss, Scotland

The Loch Lomond gathering which includes the annual gathering of the Clan Colquhoun. Info:

Melbourne Tartan Festival

Melbourne, VIC

The Festival program includes pop-up events in the city, Kirkin ‘O The Tartan, historical tour and exhibition, a high energy Ceilidh Dance with Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Scottish Connections CBD walking tour, Scottish migration author talks, Gaelic language, music & culture morning, whisky dinner, whisky tasting, a haggis supper, traditional Scots music recital, concerts, music ... Read more

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan Service

Melbourne, VIC

10.45am join the congregation of The Scots' Church, Collins St, for the annual Kirkin' O' The Tartan service commemorating the repeal of the Act of Proscription on 1st July 1782. Clan Associations - Register your Clan's participation in the Clan Tartan Procession at:

John Paul Jones’s Birthday Celebration

Kirkbean, Dumfries

Celebrate JohnPaul Jone's birthday at the historic birthplace, childhood home, and museum of John Paul Jones,”Father of the American Navy”. Featuring unique artifacts and a beautiful setting. Info:

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Linville, NC NC

Thousands of kilt-clad Scots make their way to MacRae Meadows for their annual gathering and games. Info: 828 733-1333 or

The Highland Echoes Show

Boone, NC NC

Attend a theatrical performance telling the story of Scotland in the 1700s and the movement of the Scottish people to places all over the world - The Scottish Diaspora story. All the legends, mystery, and history that surround our Scottish heritage - our community. This is your story and our story, and we express it ... Read more

Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS

Scottish Heavy Events, Piping and Drumming, and Highland Dancing competitions and more. Info:

Tiree Music Festival

Tiree, Scotland

Magical award-winning island festival on Tiree. Info:

Payson Scottish Festival

Payson, UT

Highland Dance, Highland Athletics, and bagpipe competitions. Listen to Celtic music and dance at Payson Memorial Park, 300 S Main St. Info:

Pinewoods Sessions 2022

Plymouth, MA

Presented by Boston Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in the woods of Plymouth for Scottish dancing beneath the tall pines. You'll enjoy dance and music classes during the day and a dance party every night, plus after-parties, auctions, ceilidhs and more. Info:

Skagit Valley Highland Games

Mount Vernon, WA WA

Solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics, Scottish Highland dancing and more at Edgewater Park. Info:

The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

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

The Open

St Andrews, Fife,

Now, 162 years and 149 Opens later, the home of golf will host The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. On what is sure to be a historic Open with record crowds, the world’s greatest players will descend on Fife to try and capture the Claret Jug. Info:

HebCelt Festival

Stornoway Isle of Lewis

The best local talent with leading Scottish, UK and world artists and brings together household names and emerging talent to provide a feast of music to appeal to all ages in the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture. Info:

The Festival of the Tartans

New Glasgow, NS

New Glasgow Highland Games is celebrated every year with a four day program that is sure to bring out the Scot in everyone. Info:

Melbourne Tartan Festival Ceilidh Dance

Melbourne, VIC

This year the high energy Ceilidh Dance has moved to Collingwood Town Hall with its’ larger dance floor. Dance the night away to the fabulous music of the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, with lively and captivating performances combine a mix of traditional and contemporary music that will have you on your feet from the moment ... Read more

Orillia Scottish Festival

Orillia, ON

A celebration of Scotland in Orillia. Info: 705-325-8442 or

Cambridge Scottish Festival

Cambridge, ON

Waterloo Region's only Scottish Festival - experience a wee taste of 'Scotland on the Grand'. Info:

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Monterey, CA CA

Live music performers, bagpipe competitions, Celtic cuisine and more at Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. Info:

Hawthorn Pipe Band Legacy Live

Melbourne, VIC

"Legacy" is a special music tribute to the band's long serving Drum Major and WW2 veteran Bob Semple and features a mix of new and traditional pipe band music with folk inspirations. Hawthorn is one of Australia's top pipe bands, and the "Legacy" concert will see the band at its best. With special guests, including ... Read more

Inverness Highland Games

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

Traditional Highland Games in the capital of the Highlands. Info:

Portland Highland Games

Gresham, OR OR

A Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, dancers and athletes at Mt. Hood Community College. Info:

Elizabeth Celtic Festival

Elizabeth, CO CO

Celtic music, food, dance, piping, Scottish Heavy Athletics, local artisans, , Living History Reenactments, and find your family clan at Casey Jones Park. Info:

A Celebration of Scots Song – Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara

Melbourne, VIC

This themed concert of traditional Scots song, interweaving live music with narrative and audio-visual presentation at Kew Court House Theatre. The concert includes songs from their recent album Sunwise Turn - winner of Music Victoria’s Best Folk Album 2020 Award. To Book:

New Brunswick Highland Games

Fredericton, NB

Workshops, entertainment, competitions and provide visitors an opportunity to learn more about Scottish heritage. Info:

Speyfest 2022

Fochabers - Scotland Fochabers

Speyfest will return with a host of Scottish talent as they mark a quarter of a century showcasing the very best in traditional and Celtic music. Alongside the lively mix of concerts, ceilidhs and stomps, we’ll have our usual mix of: traditional music and singing workshops, non-denominational Celtic Kirk Service and more. Info:

Maine Celtic Celebration

Belfast ME

A full weekend of Celtic music, culture and workshops on the harbor in Belfast. Info:

The Okanagan Military Tattoo

Vernon, BC

A heart stirring musical extravaganza featuring pipers, drummers, musicians, military bands, marching troops, multicultural dancers, First Nations, and singers of all ages at Kal Tire Place. Tickets: 250-549-SHOW (7469) or info:

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Enumclaw, WA

Bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest for over 70 years through the skirl of the Pipes and Drums, the beauty of Highland Dancing, the brawn of Scottish athletics, and the sharing of clan history.Info:

Burns Night + 70th Birthday Celebration

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane Pipe Band is hosting a traditional Burns Night and ceilidh to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. Includes a 3-course meal – including a toast to the haggis – and a traditional Ceilidh, with entertainment throughout the night from Brisbane Pipe Band, Celtic folk band ISHKA, and a traditional Scottish dance caller at Geebung RSL. Tickets: ... Read more

Dressed to Kilt

Long Island, NY

A Scottish evening of fashion and fn. This year’s fashion show theme will be:“Dress for Adventure-From the Highland to the Hamptons”. The show will be held at the Mill Neck Manor Estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island about 20 miles from NYC with proceeds to the Navy Seal Foundation. Info:

Upper Hutt Annual Dance

Upper Hutt - New Zealand Upper Hutt

Scottish country dancing at Wesley Centre, Benzie Ave. Info:

Melbourne Tartan Festival Gala Dinner & Concert

Melbourne, VIC

The premier event of the Festival held in the majestic Main Hall of Melbourne Town Hall. Pipers will greet guests, drinks & canopies, a traditional 'Address to a Haggis; gourmet seasonally inspired menu and drinks, VIP guest speaker and an evening of superb concert style entertainment. A fabulous black tie/kilted evening to remember! More info ... Read more

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School

St Andrews - Scotland St Andrews

Summer School, an action - packed three weeks of dancing in the historic town of St Andrews. Come and join with dancers from around the world and be led by some of the best of Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians. Info:

TAC Summer School

Calgary, AB

Welcoming, supportive classes for dancers of all levels. Daily classes, evening social dances, formal ball and banquet. Evening after-parties, ceilidh, silent auction at Mount Royal University. Info:

Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON

In the course of the day, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible ... Read more

Dayton Celtic Festival

Dayton, OH

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage at Riverscape MetroPark. Info:

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

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

75th Anniversary of the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums

Maitland, NSW

A weekend of entertainment is part of the 75th Year of Foundation celebrations for the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums. Includes a free entry concert for the community at Maitland Park. Info: Greg: 0409 918 260 or

Scottish Pipe Band Championships


Pipe band competitions and events at Levengrove Park. Info:

Robert Burns in July

Darwin, NT

Come and celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance. Meals and drinks available for purchase including haggis Entertainment by Get Reel, Darwin and Districts Pipes and Drums and dancing by the Arafura Scottish Dances at Darwin Railway Club. Info:

Montreal Highland Games

Montréal, QC

Every year, the Games brings together Montrealers of all backgrounds to celebrate Scottish sport, music and culture at Douglas Hospital. Info:

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and College

Goderich, ON

The ultimate Celtic experience on the shores of Lake Huron. A week of musical madness including week-long workshops for children and adults, a three-day traditional music festival, and a rural outreach concert series. Info:

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to return to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade once again. The Tattoo is an unforgettable event that combines military precision, live music, breath-taking lighting and special effects and fantastic entertainment. Info:

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

Experience Scotland’s capital come alive with vibrant colours, shows and events to suit everyone at the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Info:

Caledonian Castaways Concert

Melbourne, VIC

The Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s Blues/Roots scene singing amusing and heart-warming songs about Scots in Australia and back ‘hame’, at Collingwood Town Hall. Info:

75th Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

The EIF brings Edinburgh’s theatre venues to life with the very best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe. Info:

Dundonald Highland Games


One of Ayrshire’s premier cultural events. It is unique in capturing traditional Scottish heritage and strong community spirit within the picturesque setting of Royal Dundonald Castle. Info:

Piping Live!

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The Glasgow International Piping Festival, with a week long celebration of piping culture from across the world. Info:

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW

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

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Stirling - Scotland Stirling

Colourful pipe bands, elegant highland dancers, huge strongmen tossing the caber. A multitude of other events, stalls and entertainments spread out in a picturesque and historic setting. Info:

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus, ON

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


Melrose - Scotland Melrose, Roxburghshire

Celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s birthday with a weekend of fun for all the family at Abbotsford, the historic home of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders. Info:

The World Pipe Band Championships

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

Two days of piping competitions across all grades at Glasgow Green. Info:

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

A stellar line-up of hundreds of writers, artists and thinkers from around the globe share their ideas and stories for a changing world. Info:

The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington

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

Margaree Highland Games

Margaree, NS

One of Cape Breton Island's most exciting summer events,  the games blend traditional heavy events with bag piping & highland dancing, running races, children's games and much more. Info:

Scots in the Bush 2022

Boondooma QLD

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia with Celtic music, entertainment and more. Camping on site at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07  4168 0159 or

Winter Ball Weekend 2022

Hobart, TAS

Winter Ball Weekend 2022 with musicians Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Friday evening, choose between a tour of the historic National Trust property Runnymede or walk through some of the dances for Saturday evening's Ball. Saturday evening is the gala event at the beautiful historic Hobart Town Hall. Sunday, picnic lunch at Richmond village. Info: ... Read more

Stirling Highland Games

Stirling - Scotland Stirling

One of central Scotland’s great annual cultural sporting events, at Stirling Sports Village. Info:

50th Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

Edmonton, AB

From the grace of Scottish Country dancing to traditional Scottish events and activities for the Wee ones - there is something of appeal to all ages. Info:

Crieff Highland Gathering

Crieff - Scotland Crieff, Perthshire

A full programme of traditional Highland games competitions, Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, Light Field, and Tug o War and also showcase several Piping performances throughout the day at Market Park. Info:

Cowal Gathering

Dunoon, Argyll

Featuribg a full programme including the World Highland Dancing Championships, the Cowal Pipe Band Championship and the Cowal International Heavy Athletics Championship at Dunoon Stadium. Info:

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW

The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual free community event, Clans from all over the country descendto enjoy the Festival. The Clan of Honour for 2022 will be Clan Donnachaidh. Also pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish dancers and stalls. Info:

St Andrews Highland Games

St Andrews - Scotland St Andrews

One of the top Highland Games at Fife Station Park, in front of the Old Course Hotel. Info:

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

The Northern Meeting Piping Competition

Inverness - Scotland Inverness

Hailed as the “Premier Solo Piping Contest in the World,” The Northern Meeting Piping Competition attracts pipers from across the globe at Eden Court Theatre. Info:

Braemar Highland Gathering

Braemar - Scotland Braemar

Traditional Highland Gathering at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park. Since 1848, The Gathering has been attended regularly by the reigning Monarch and members of the Royal Family. Info:

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB

Thrill to the sounds of the pipes in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, a great weekend of Scottish celebration featuring pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancing and more. Info: 403-678-9454 or

Virginia Scottish Games

The Plains, VA

A weekend of Scottish celebration and friendship at Great Meadows, 5089 Old Tavern Rd. Info:

156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

Pleasanton, CA CA

Presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco on Labor Day Weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Info:

Quebec Celtic Festival

Québec, QC

Music, culture, sports, gourmet pleasures and much more in Quebec City. Info:

Longs Peak Scottish Irish Highland Festival

Estes Park, CO CO

CelticmMusic, Pipe Bands, Scottish Highland Athletics, representatives of many Clans and much more. Info: 970-586-6308 or

8th Annual Flathead Celtic Festival

Kalispell MT

A celebration of Celtic culture at Centennial Farm, 563 McMannamy Draw. Info:

Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry - Scotland Pitlochry

A traditional Highland Games with a full day of events. Info:

The Paul McKenna Band @ The Tunnels

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan. Paul was a featured artist at the world renowned Transatlantic Sessions in 2019. ... Read more

Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Hendersonville, TN TN

Where families come together every year to learn, appreciate, preserve and celebrate Scottish and Celtic traditions for charitable, educational, social, and athletic purposes at Sanders Ferry Park. Info:

The National Whisky Festival: Aberdeen Edition

Aberdeen - Scotland Aberdeen

With over 200 whiskies available to sample from some of the most celebrated names in the industry, plus an extensive programme of award winning mixology, local food vendors, cutting edge musicians and live artists. Info:

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival

Parchment MI

The 30th annual festival will be held at Kindleberger Park. Info:

Highlander Festival

Kelso, WA WA

Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games. Info:

Covenanter Scottish Festival

Quarryville, PA

From Highland Games to Celtic folk, to Haggis; the Covenanter Scottish Festival has something for everyone at 1199 Valley Rd. Info:

Scotfest | Oklahoma

Broken Arrow, OK OK

An authentic celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture at the Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E 101st St. Info:

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

Lincoln, NH NH

One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in the United States at Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Rod. Info: : 1-800-358-7268 or

63rd Ligonier Highland Games

Ligonier, PA PA

See massed pipe Bands on parade, athletes, Highland dancers, entertainers, and more fun for the whole family at Idlewild Park. Info: 814 931-4714 or

Albany Scottish Festival

Albany OR

A celebration of Scotland at Timberlinn Park, free admission. Info:

Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown

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

Celtic Classic

Bethlehem, PA PA

The Largest free Celtic festival in North America. Info:

Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

Dandridge, TN TN

A celebration of Scottish & Irish culture with Celtic music, dance and events. Info:

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

45th Australian Winter School

Muresk, WA

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

The Wallace Award

New York, NY NY

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

The Kilmarnock Edition

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

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

2022 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Sydney, NSW

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

Seaside Highland Games

Ventura, CA CA

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

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton, NS

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

Southern Fling – Youth Scottish Country Dance Weekend

Sydney, NSW

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

The Inauguration of The Buchanan


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

Canberra Highland Gathering

Kambah, ACT

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

Arkansas Scottish Festival

Batesville, AR

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

Radford Highlanders Festival

Radford, VA VA

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

The Royal National Mòd

Perth - Scotland Perth

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

Moab Celtic Festival

Moab, UT UT

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

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

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

Illawarra Scottish Fair

Kanahooka, NSW

Pipe band competitions, Scottish dancing, food and stalls at Dandaloo Hotel. Info: Illawarra Pipe Band, James: 0422 699 513 or

Scottish North American Community Conference

New York, NY NY

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

Intro to Curling Social

Toronto, ON

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

Glenbarr Highland Gathering

Strathalbyn, SA

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

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

Beechworth Celtic Festival

Beechworth, VIC

A two day event starting on the 4th November with Celtic Dinner and then on the Saturday 5th a fulll day of events with Celtic music, vendors and more. Info:

Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata

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

Austin Celtic Festival

Austin, TX

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

Charleston Scottish Games

Charleston, SC

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

100 years of Dancing in the Waterloo Region

Kitchener, ON

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

Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Salado, TX

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

Highlands and Islands Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Gulfport, MS MS

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

Sydney Super Cup

Sydney, NSW

Sydney will host a historic match-up between Scottish teams, Celtic and Rangers in the Old Firm Derby as they kick off the newly created Sydney Super Cup at Accor Stadium. Witness one of world football’s greatest rivalries when Celtic & Rangers face off in Sydney on Sunday November 20, 2022, marking the first time the ... Read more

Auckland Highland Games

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

The Games have been the premier Scottish cultural event that is held in the Auckland Region with pipe bands, Scottish dancing, stalls and more. Info:

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents: Celtic Connections

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson

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

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD

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

Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC

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

Scottish Christmas Party

New York, NY NY

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

Hoolie in the Hydro

Glasgow - Scotland Glasgow

The world’s biggest ceilidh will feature some of the top musicians on the Scottish and Irish traditional music scene, at The Ovo Hydro. Info:

RSCDS Auckland Summer School

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland

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

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh - Scotland Edinburgh

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

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu

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

Annual Burns Dinner

Toronto, ON

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

Turakina Highland Games

Turakina - New Zealand Turakina

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

Asheville Celtic Fest

Asheville, NC NC

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

DramFest 2023

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

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

New Zealand & South Pacific Pipe Band Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch

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

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Melbourne, VIC

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

Te Anau Tartan Festival

Te Anau - New Zealand Te Anau

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

25th Annual NYC Tartan Day Parade

New York, NY NY

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