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August 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 2 - August 24
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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The Edinburgh International Festival

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans

August 23 - August 24
Mayville, NY NY United States

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

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Capital City and Johnsonville Shared Annual Dance

August 24
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

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North Lanark Highland Games

August 24
Almonte – Canada Almonte, ON Canada

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

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2nd Annual Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival

August 24
Sedgewick, AB Canada

This is a free family event. Come watch the Highland Dance competition, Heavy Games (caber it’s, etc.) and the piping and drumming competition. All this excitement at Broadmoor Lake Park from 9am until 5pm. Info: www.facebook.com/events/389009768306607/

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Who were the Celts? Study Day

August 24
Sydney, NSW Australia

A day-long introduction to the culture of the Celts, focussing on bronze-age, iron-age and early medieval language, art and archaeology. We explore questions of identity, location and time period. We investigate archaeological sites for what they can tell us about Celtic culture. By looking at artefacts we identify the distinctive art styles associated with the ... Read more

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 29 - August 31
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

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

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Wisconsin Highland Games

August 30 - September 1
Waukesha, WI WI United States

A weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun for the whole family, featuring music, dance, athletics, food, drink, living history, and much more. Info: www.wisconsinscottish.org

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Canmore Highland Games

August 31 - September 1
Canmore, AB Canada

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

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Ceilidh

August 31
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Calgary Highland Games

August 31
Calgary – Canada Calgary, AB Canada

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

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

August 31 - September 1
Pleasanton, CA CA United States

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

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Capital District Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
Altamont, NY United States

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

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Virginia Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1
The Plains, VA United States

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

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Mackay Bluewater Fling

August 31
Mackay, QLD

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

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The Maitland Tattoo 2019

August 31
Maitland, NSW Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums with acts such as United Mineworkers Pipe Band, String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band, The United Mineworkers Pipe Band, Maitland Brass Band, Voyage of Irish Dance, Highland Dancers and more at Maitland Town Hall, 281 High St. Info: Dianne Innes 0408 664 796 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

August 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Ceilidh in the Forest [RSCDS]

August 31
Sydney, NSW Australia

Wonderful night of easy dancing introducing new people to Scottish Country Dancing, supported by more experienced dancers. Forestville Memorial Hall, Forestville 7 p.m. Supper included. BYO Drinks. Dancing to the music of Iain McKenzie. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/Forestville_ceilidh_31Aug2019.pdf

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Music & Mayhem – concert and ceilidh

August 31
Perth, WA Australia

Perth Scottish Fiddlers is turning 10! Join us for our annual evening of Music and Mayhem celebrating and sharing the wonderful lively fiddle and dance music of Scotland. The evening will commence with a concert, followed by supper and some Scottish dancing. The dances will be called, so no experience is needed, just enthusiasm! Perth ... Read more

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September 2019

Great Scots – Agnes Blackie

September 1
Dunedin – New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Dr Ali Clarke examines the life of Agnes Blackie (1897-1975), one of the first generation of women academics at the University of Otago, lecturing in physics for over 40 years. Her passion for physics and her skill at teaching made her a favourite with students. She provided particular support to women in a male-dominated field, ... Read more

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing in Sydney [RSCDS]

September 2 - October 9
Sydney, NSW Australia

Learn the basic steps & formations and some fun dances in a friendly atmosphere - Eight week course - $100 (Includes entry to the Easy Dance Ball) at Fort Street Public School, Upper Fort Street, The Rocks. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/City_Beginners_2Sept_2019flyer.pdf

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2019 Clan MacAulay Gathering

September 5 - September 8
Aviemore United Kingdom

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

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

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

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

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26th Annual Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

September 5 - September 8
Edinboro, PA PA United States

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

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The Stewart Gathering 2019

September 6 - September 8
Elgin, Moray United Kingdom

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

September 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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17th Annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 6 - September 7
Buffalo, MO MO United States

Celebrates the heritage of the Buffalo Head Prairie by the immigrants that settled in the area and created Buffalo, Missouri at Dallas Country Fairgrounds. Info: www.buffaloareachamber.org/celticfestival

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Festival Celtique de Québec

September 6 - September 8
Québec, QC

Gather at the Domaine de Maizerets to discover and celebrate your "Celtitude" - a heritage shared by both Quebecers and neighboring populations. Info: www.festivalceltique.com

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North Coast Regional Pipe Band Competition

September 7
Yandina, QLD Australia

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

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 7 - September 8
Nashville, TN United States

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

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Colchester Games & Gathering

September 7
Truro, NS Canada

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

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6th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival

September 7
Quarryville, PA United States

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

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Victorian Scottish Union AGM & Conference

September 7 - September 9
Queenscliff, VIC Australia

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

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Perth Festival of Yarn

September 7 - September 8
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

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

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Scottish Borders Walking Festival

September 7 - September 14
Selkirk United Kingdom

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

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Braemar Gathering

September 7
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

This Highland games was founded in the 18th century and awarded Royal Patronage by Queen Victoria. Since then the reigning monarch has been patron of the games, and the event has regularly welcomed royalty including Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Dundee Scottish Festival

September 7
Dundee, NY NY United States

Celebrating Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, dancing, kilts and more. Info: www.dundeescottishfestival.com

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The Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

September 7
Quinte West, ON Canada

The festival is a celebration of all things Celtic, filling Centennial Park with music and dance, art, jewelry, clothing & costumes, ancestry, and heavy events competition. Info: www.trentonscottishirish.com

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Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games

September 8
Blairgowrie – Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

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

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Whiskys of the World 2019: British Pub Edition

September 13
Winnipeg, MB Canada

The British quality of Whisky, Beer, Gin, Rum and Cider produced over the years, is world renowned. Pair that with inspirational Pub Grub, with a friendly welcoming atmosphere, and a good time will be had by all at the Whiskys of the World 2019: British Pub Edition, at Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave. Info: ... Read more

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Scotfest

September 13 - September 15
Broken Arrow, OK OK United States

Celebrating 40 years in Green Country. Oklahoma's Flagship Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games. Info: www.okscotfest.com

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North Australian Celtic and Medieval Festival

September 13
Palmerston, NT Australia

Come and celebrate all things Celtic and Medieval at the inaugural North Australian Celtic and Medieval Festival. 3 Irish dance groups, a Scottish Country Dance group, a Medieval display group (sword and forging) and a local 5 piece Celtic band at Goyder Square. The Boulevarde. Info: Moyston Wright 0487 407 672 or www.facebook.com/nacmf

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61st Ligonier Highland Games

September 14 - September 15
Ligonier, PA PA United States

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

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Victor Harbor Ceilidh

September 14
Victor Harbor, SA Australia

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

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New Zealand Solo Drumming Championships

September 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The competition will take place at Rangi Ruru Girls' School in the Merivale Lane Theatre in their wonderful Performing Arts Building on the same day as the 2019 RNZPBA Conference. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

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Pitlochry Highland Games

September 14
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Enjoy the soul-stirring sound of pipes during the parade and piping competitions, and watch other popular events, such as the caber toss, shot put, hammer throw and Highland dancing. Info: www.pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk

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Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

September 14 - September 15
Lockport, NY NY United States

A weekend of Celtic celebration at the Niagara County Fairgrounds. Info: www.niagaraceltic.com

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

September 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

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

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

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Clans On The Coast

September 21
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

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

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Nova Scotia Harp Festival 2019

September 21 - September 22
Halifax, NS Canada

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

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Concert

September 21
Victoria, BC Canada

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling", and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard ... Read more

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Scottish Gaelic Study Day

September 21
Revesby, NSW Australia

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance. Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner. Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautiful language. Throughout ... Read more

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Annual Golf Tournament Tee off in tartan!

September 21
Montreal, QC Canada

Every year the St Andrew's Society hosts a golf tournament. Grab your kilt or your tartan trews for 9 holes of golf at Golf Dorval, followed by a delicious buffet meal at Golf Dorval, 2000 Av. Reverchon. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Outlander Ceilidh

September 21
Oamaru New Zealand

Kick up you heels, with the music from Boru in this Scottish Social dance. A rustic Scottish supper shall be served during the evening. Come dressed as your favourite Outlander character be it Claire, Jamie Dougal or Murtagh at Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street. Prizes for the best dressed. Info: [email protected] or phone 021 515 ... Read more

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The BBC Solo Piping & Drumming Championships

September 21
Toowong, QLD Australia

An annual event held at Brisbane Boys' College. The contest will be held under the Pipe Band Australia contest rules and conditions. The event is open to members of the public to come along and enjoy a great day of piping and drumming. Info: [email protected] or Stevie 0400 953 126.

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Jura Music Festival

September 27 - September 29
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

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

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Celtic Classic

September 27 - September 29
Bethlehem, PA PA United States

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Info: www.celticfest.org

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Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival

September 28
Dandridge, TN TN United States

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

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Paranormal Investigation in Mains Castle

September 28
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

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

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Highland Archaeology Festival

September 28 - October 18
Highlands United Kingdom

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

September 28
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire

September 28 - September 29
Prescott Valley, AZ AZ United States

A weekend of Celtic fun and events at Granville Vista Point Event Center, 4401 Tuscany Way. Info: www.prescottareacelticsociety.com

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Stringmania!

September 30 - October 6
Warburton East, VIC Australia

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

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Highland Golf Links Pro Am

September 30 - October 2
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

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

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October 2019

Fish and Chips Supper

October 1
Montreal, QC Canada

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal and catch up with some old friends, meet some new friends at Lord William Pub, 265 Rue des Seigneurs. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

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Scottish Gaelic Conversation Evenings

October 2 - October 16
Sydney, NSW Australia

Learners, practice your Gaelic in a friendly environment with gentle guidance. Our learners’ group provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere to make use of your Gaelic, whether you have just a few words or are an advanced learner. Absolute beginners are also welcome to come and listen to the sound of this beautiful language. Schedule ... Read more

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The Enchanted Forest

October 3 - November 3
Pitlochry – Scotland Pitlochry , Scotland

Perthshire’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, entitled Cosmos, is inspired by the vastness and natural beauty of the skies that sit above the forest at Faskally Wood. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

October 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Autumn Smallpipes & Fiddle Workshop 2019

October 4 - October 6
Mount Vernon, WA WA United States

Both Smallpipers and Fiddlers enjoy intimate, small-group classes taught by fantastic instructors at the Littlefield Celtic Center. Info: www.celticarts.org

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Scottish North American Leadership Conference 2019

October 4 - October 6
Troy, MI MI United States

Hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, an opportunity for those in the Scottish-North American community to share views, values, experiences and best practices at the Kilgour Scottish Centre. Info: www.scottishleadershipconference.com

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A Braw Scots Night 2019

October 5
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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NZ Young Piper of the Year

October 5
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

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

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Kilt Fest NJ

October 5
Bordentown, NJ NJ United States

Kilt Fest is a Highland Games and Medieval Celtic festival featuring live bands, axe throwing, sword fighting, vendors, beer and food. Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/kilt-fest-nj-tickets-66940218997

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Scotland County Highland Games

October 5
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

A celebration of Scotland held on the grounds of the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center. Info: www.carolina-highlandgames.com

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The Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival

October 5 - October 6
Aztec, NM NM United States

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

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 5
Laurinburg, NC NC United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Scotland Highland School, 1000 West Church St. Info: www.highlandechoes.com/scotland

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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Highland Echoes The Show

October 8
Washington, NC NC United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Arts of the Pamlico Turnage Theater, 150 West Main St. ... Read more

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 10
Bel Air, MD MD United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at The Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St. Info: www.highlandechoesbelair.eventbrite.com

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Royal National Mòd

October 11 - October 19
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

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

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Celtic Colours International Festival

October 11 - October 19
Cape Breton, NS Canada

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

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Highland Echoes The Show

October 11
Alexandria, VA VA United States

The show includes a cast of Highland dancers, a step dancer, live musicians, Gaelic and English Female vocals, Bagpipes and fiddle tunes. The 2019 tour features new music, more dancing, and new costumes to reflect both the traditional and modern use of the tartan at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East ... Read more

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Canberra Scottish Ball

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

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

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Canberra Highland Gathering

October 12
Canberra , ACT Australia

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

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The Collie Clan Gathering

October 12
Collie, WA Australia

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

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Seaside Highland Games

October 12 - October 13
Ventura, CA CA United States

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

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Mini Pipe Band Contest

October 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

New Zealand's top mini pipe bands will battle it out at Murphys Law Irish Bar. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

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Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival

October 12
Indianapolis, IN IN United States

Pipe bands, Celtic music, Clans, athletics and more at German Park, 8600 S Meridian St. Info: www.indyscotgamesandfest.com

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Radford Highlanders Festival

October 12
Radford, VA VA United States

The festival will feature: The famed heavyweight games; Sheepherding; live entertainment; food; vendors, and festivities for all ages at the Radford University. Info: www.radford.edu/content/festival/home.html

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The Kerr County Celtic Festival Scottish Highland Games and Highland Dance Competition

October 12 - October 13
Ingram, TX TX United States

A weekend of Scottish celebartion at Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Rd. Info: www.kerrcountyceltic.com

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Scottish Pirate Mòd Ceilidh

October 12
Hollywood, FL United States

Join the Scottish American Society Of South Florida for their annual Ceilidh. The theme this year is a Scottish Pirate Mòd with ceilidh/mòd mashup with tartaned/kilted pirates thrown into the mix. Info: www.sassf.org

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

October 12
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Bands in Parks: Big Bang

October 13
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Cannon firings, brass band and bagpipes and drums. What a great experience!The Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band is performing between 10am and 11am, the cannon firings are at 1pm and 2pm and the brass band will be on from 1pm to 2pm at Fort Lytton. Info: www.facebook.com/pg/QIAPB/events/

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Scotland Connecticut Highland Games

October 13
Scotland, CT CT United States

A day of Scottish celebration in Scotland, USA at The Waldo Homestead, 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

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

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The 31st Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 18 - October 31
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

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

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

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

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

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2019 Clan Donald Canada Annual General Meeting

October 18 - October 20
St Thomas, ON Canada

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

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Taste of Scotland – Whisky Tasting Night

October 18
Montreal, QC Canada

The St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal would like to invite all members, their friends and anybody else interested in fine whisky to our annual Taste of Scotland Whisky Tasting Night. This ever popular event will allow guests to sample over 25 different brands of whisky and enjoy a buffet featuring a variety of delectable Scottish ... Read more

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

October 19
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp in The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos or 0435 154 433.

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2019 Tartan Ball

October 19
Milwaukee, WI WI United States

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

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day

October 19
Glenbrook, NSW Australia

The Celts are defined linguistically, and yet we are able to associate a vast collection of objects, decorative and utilitarian, with Celtic culture over more than two millennia. An attempt to define the history of the Celts through such a small sample as twenty objects is doomed to failure. Rather, this study day seeks to ... Read more

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Pipes & Drams–A Whisky Tasting Experience

October 19
Vancouver, BC Canada

presented by the Vancouver Police Pipe Band with performances, whisky tasting, haggis and more at The Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Info: 604.717.9998 or www.vpdpipeband.ca/pipes-drams

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 20
Kanahooka, NSW Australia

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

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Pipers Of Perth Solos

October 20
Perth, WA Australia

Presented by the Highland Pipers Society of Perth at South Perth Bowling Club. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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Clan MacLeod SA Pub Luncheon

October 20
Adelaide, SA Australia

Feel free to join Clan MacLeod as we lunch and catch up with each other at the Buckingham Arms, 1 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton for the annual pub lunch. Meal discounts available. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836.

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Illuminight with Lidl

October 23 - November 17
Kilmarnock-Scotland United Kingdom

Experience one of the UK’s most spectacular illumination events at Dean Castle County Park. The park is illuminated with light installations and AV effects, and there's quality local food and drink to keep you refreshed.Info: www.illuminight.co.uk

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Orkney Storytelling Festival

October 24 - October 27
Orkney – Scotland Orkney , Scotland

The 2019 Orkney Storytelling Festival takes place around Orkney between the 24th-27th October. The festival has a truly international flavour, with storytellers from Scotland, Canada and Africa. Info: www.orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

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Paisley Halloween Festival

October 25 - October 26
Paisley – Scotland Paisley, Scotland

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

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Re-Jigged Festival

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

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

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Scottish and European Vintage Ploughing Championships

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

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

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Sounds of Scotland Concert ‘Amazing Grace’

October 26
Toowong, QLD Australia

Come along for a night of Scottish entertainment as Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Bands join with local musicians and dancers to present their Sounds of Scotland variety concert. Acts include Pipe Bands, Scottish Music, Dancers, Address to the Haggis and much more. Food, drinks, BBQ and Scottish stalls open at 4.30pm. Info: Director of Pipe ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA Halloween Ceilidh

October 26
Inglewood, WA Australia

Dig out your Halloween costume and dance and sing to Heel N toe Ceilidh Band. Listen to the piper. Children free entry. Supper Supplied $20 non members at Bob Daniels Community Centre 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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The Glenfiddich Piping Championship

October 26
Blair Atholl Perthshire United Kingdom

The Glenfiddich was established in 1974 to inspire the world's finest individual pipers and to seek the best overall exponents on Ceol Mor (or Piobaireachd, the great music) and Ceol Beag (or light music, the little music). The event is held annually in Blair Castle. Following the competition, the annual Pipers' Ceilidh will take place ... Read more

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Richmond Highland Games

October 26 - October 27
Richmond, VA VA United States

Family events all weekend at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave. Info: www.vacelticfestival.com

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City of Perth Halloween Parade and Fun Night

October 26
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

Celebrate the spookiest time of year with the Grand Halloween Parade through Perth city centre. There's also live music and dance, storytelling, face painting and fun fair rides. Info: www.perthcity.co.uk

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Julie Appleton-Seymour Memorial Contest

October 26
St Lucia, QLD Australia

Hornpipe and Jig competition presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Service

October 27
London, ON Canada

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

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Clan Donald/MacFarlane/McNeil Luncheon

October 27
Adelaide, SA Australia

Luncheon Fogular Furlan Centre, 69 Briar Rd, Felixstow. 12 noon. Ph. Eileen 8258 5756 or 0433 780 999

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Celtic Samhain

October 31
Kenmore – Scotland Kenmore, Perthshire Scotland

Come and hear about the ancient legends of Samhain. Prepare for the most fearful day of all with a lovely winter storytelling and music session around the protective Crannog fire, as the veil between our world and the spirit world is lifted at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Info: www.crannog.co.uk

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November 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

November 1
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Tucson Celtic Festival And Scottish Highland Games

November 1 - November 3
Tucson, AZ AZ United States

Includes 19th Annual Scottish Master's Athletics Heavy Events World Championship and full Highland Games at Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Info: www.tucsoncelticfestival.org

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The 2019 Moab Celtic Festival

November 1 - November 3
Moab, UT UT United States

Celebrate the heritage and culture of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales, just as it's been done for centuries... with lots of great music, dancing, athletics and good fun, good food, good drink, and great friends. Info: www.scotsontherocksmoab.org

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The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 2 - November 4
Perthshire United Kingdom

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

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The 50th Anniversary of Murray Clan Society of North America

November 2
Mount Pleasant, SC SC United States

The Murray Clan Society of North America will be celebrating their 50th anniversary at the 2019 Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering. The Murray's will be the honored Clan and the honored guest of the Games will be Michael B.J Murray (The Most Hon) The Marquis of Tullibardine. He is the eldest son of Bruce ... Read more

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Charleston Scottish Games

November 2
Mt Pleasant, SC SC United States

Drawing visitors from around the country and abroad, the Games brings in over 6,000 guests, immersing visitors in Scottish heritage and history at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Silver Chanter Competition

November 2
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping competition presented by the R U Brown Piobaireachd Society. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 3
Gosford, NSW Australia

This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Ground and will feature the NSW Pipe Band Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles. Pipe bands, Drum Majors, the Tossing of the Caber, Tug O'War, Scottish stalls, food, and much more. It is a great day out for the whole family. Info: ... Read more

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Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM

November 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

Clan MacLeod Society South Australia AGM. Held at Powell residence, Semaphore Park. Info: Trevor Powell 0419 819 834 or www.cmssa.org.au/calendar-of-events.html

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 8 - November 10
Beechworth, VIC

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

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The Wallace Awards

November 8
New York, NY NY United States

The Wallace Awards recognize those of Scottish descent who have made exceptional contributions in the fields of Heritage, the Arts, and Culture. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.org

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The Hororata Highland Games

November 9
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

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

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Road to 2020 Ceilidh

November 9
Kimberley, BC Canada

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

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Celtic Heritage and Music Festival

November 9 - November 10
Gulfport, MS MS United States

Featured Bands: Highland Reign, Kracker Dan, Red McWilliams, and more musicians. Featured Activities: Jousting, Clans, Vendors, Children's Activities, Irish Dancing, Highland Cows, Bagpipe Bands, Sheep Herding, Artisans,Authentic Food, and more. Heavy Athletics on Sunday Only. Event Times: Sat. 9-5 and Sun 9-4 Adults-$10; Senior & Military-$8; Weekend pass-$15; 12 & under-FREE at Harrison County Fairgrounds, ... Read more

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Glasgow Loves Christmas

November 9 - December 31
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Magical events, shopping and festive fun in the heart of the city. Info: www.glasgowloveschristmas.com

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The Lost Medieval Towers of Edinburgh Castle

November 14
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most iconic of world monuments with almost 2 million visitors every year, and yet its medieval form has remained a mystery. This lecture will focus on how recent historical research and archaeological investigations have begun to reveal how different the Castle looked to Robert Bruce and the Stewart kings. ... Read more

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7th Annual Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

November 15 - November 16
Mount Dora, FL FL United States

Enjoy Scottish bands and musicians performing thorughout the weekends as well as an afternoon of Highland Games in Gilbert Park on Saturday from 10 AM- 5PM. Info: Parks and Recreation Department at 352.735.7183 or visit MountDoraEvents.com

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Scots Fiddle Festival

November 15 - November 17
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

This exciting, fiddle-fuelled weekend returns in 2019 with concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, stalls, sessions, festival clubs, and ceilidhs. Info: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com

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The Balmoral Classic

November 16
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

An annual event held In Pittsburgh each Fall, featuring the US Junior Solo Bagpiping and Drumming Championships, plus an Evening Concert with internationally recognized Celtic performance ensemble Eabhal. Info: www.balmoralschoolofpiping.org/balmoral-classic

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Edinburgh’s Christmas

November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh's Christmas is a spectacular, six-week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city centre and also a Christmas Market. Info: www.edinburghschristmas.com

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Champion of Champions Solos

November 17
Fremantle, WA Australia

Solo piping competition presented by the Highland Pipers Society of Perth at Fremantle Sailing Club. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

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The 2019 St. Andrew’s Ball

November 22
Montreal, QC Canada

Join Peter McAuslan and Ellen Bounsall, our Guests of Honour, for an evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating one hundred and eighty-four years of Scottish heritage in Montreal at the The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada. Info: www.standrewsball.com

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The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

November 23
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival

November 23
Dunedin, FL FL United States

The 2019 festival will feature music by Off Kilter, Seven Nations, City of Dunedin Pipe Band, The Screaming Orphans, and more at Dunedin's Highlander Park. Info: www.dunedincelticmusicfestival.com

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Forrest, ACT Australia

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

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Toukley, NSW Australia

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

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St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Service

November 24
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Family Ceilidh [RSCDS]

November 24
Sydney, NSW Australia

Fun-filled Ceilidh dance social for families and non-dancers supported by more experienced dancers. Afternoon tea included. Music by James Gastineau-Hills. All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, at Leichhardt Town Hall, Leichhardt. Info: [email protected] or https://rscds.org.au/attachments/Family_ceilidh_24Nov2019.pdf

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Jack McCandlish Memorial Contest

November 25
Toowong, QLD Australia

6/8 competitions for Juniors (4 parts) and Seniors (8 parts) presented by the Queensland Highland Pipers Society at The Walrus Club, 543A Coronation Dr. Info: www.qhps.org

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

November 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 29
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia, with food, music and dance at Pan Pacific Hotel. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg 149th Annual Dinner

November 29
Winnipeg, MB Canada

This is the most prestigious event on the Society’s calendar that celebrates and raises funds for Scottish culture and heritage groups and activities in Manitoba. The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders will also provide wonderful Scottish tunes at Hotel Fort Garry. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com

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St Andrew’s Night

November 30
Toowoomba – Australia Toowoomba , QLD Australia

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Scottish & Irish Christmas Dinner in the Museum

November 30 - December 1
Wallacetown, ON Canada

Celebrate Christmas in the museum with a Scottish & Irish dinner on either November 30 and December 1. Enjoy a multi course meal and historical tidbits served by costumed volunteers. Arrive at 3:30 with dinner to begin at 4pm at Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line. Tickets $100/person with a charitable tax receipt of $50 ... Read more

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St Andrew’s Society Toronto Charity Ball

November 30
Toronto, ON Canada

A celebration of Scotland with music, dance and food presented by the St Andrew's Society of Toronto. For the first time since 1929, the St.Andrew’s Charity Ball will take up its new residence at Toronto’s Liberty Grand. Info: www.standrewscharityball.ca

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Celtic Festival at the Farm

November 30
Parker, TX United States

Spend a beautiful fall day with us on a working farm, where Celts and Celts-at-heart will gather to enjoy live bagpipe music, Scottish and Irish dancing, faire food, gift vendors, kids' games and crafts, historic costumes, silent auctions, Outlander fan meet-up at Jacob's Reward Farm, 4308 Church Lane. Info: www.facebook.com/metroplex.united

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Drambusters Whisky Festival

November 30
Dumfries – Scotland Dumfries, Scotland

A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits. Info: www.drambusters.com

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December 2019

Scottish Celtic Music Group

December 6
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 7
Daylesford, VIC Australia

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

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ceilidh

December 11
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Join our traditional music students for their annual, rip-roaring, toe-tapping ceilidh in the home of Scottish music, the National Piping Centre. www.rcs.ac.uk

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Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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The Red Chilli Pipers Live

December 13
Aberdeen – Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple at Music Hall, Union St. Info: www.redhotchillipipers.co.uk

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Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

December 14
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

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

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40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

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

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

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Minnesota Scottish Gaelic Conversation Class

December 14
Minnetonka, MN MN United States

A group for anyone interested in learning Scottish Gaelic and in practicing Scottish Gaelic conversation. All levels welcome at Bylerly’s Creations Cafe, Ridgedale Dr. Info: www.meetup.com/Scottish-Gaelic-Conversation

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Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Mighty Mini MacLeod end of year event

December 15
Adelaide, SA Australia

The Mighty Mini Macleods end the year on a high at The Beachouse Swimming Centre. We will have fun, plan next year's activities and start the school holidays. Meet in the foyer at 3:00pm near the ticket office of The Beachouse, 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg Beach. Cost from $20.00. Info: Nicole 0415 654 836 or ... Read more

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Celtic Christmas

December 21 - December 22
Atlanta, GA GA United States

A cast of international and regionally renowned artists weaves a spellbinding performance of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian music, dance and humor in an evocative, inspiring show that will warm the soul with the music and dance of the ages. Info: https://events.rialtocenter.gsu.edu/online/article/celticchristmas

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2019-20 RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School

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

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

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

December 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

December 30, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations, including street party, torchlight procession, ceilidh and more. Join for three days of spectacular events, as Edinburgh shows the world how to party! Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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8th Annual Hogman-eh!

December 31
Ottawa, ON Canada

A free New Year's celebration Scottish style, featuring Ceilidh and Highland Dancing, food and entertainment at the largest Hogmanay celebration outside Scotland at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Landsdowne Park. Info: www.ottscot.ca/hogmanay

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmany

December 31
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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Happy Hogmany

December 31
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

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January 2020

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2020
Maryborough, VIC Australia

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

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Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2020
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world each year with pipe bands, Scottish dance, heavy events, Clan tents and more at Caledonian Park, Main Road. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

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Celtic Connections

January 16, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Celtic Connections is the largest winter music festival of its kind and the UK’s premier celebration of Celtic music. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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Winter Storm Weekend

January 16, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Kansas City, MO MO United States

The pipes and drums event in Kansas City. World-class concerts, competitions, and master classes. Info: www.mhaf.org

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 18, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Winter Springs, FL FL United States

A weekend of Scottish culture and fun presented by The Scottish-American Society of Central Florida, with pipes & drums, Celtic entertainment, athletics, Clans and more at Central Winds Park. Info: www.flascot.com

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Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring

January 19, 2020 - January 21, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

Over 500 companies exhibit thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware, Gift Food & Speciality Fine Food at Glasgow’s SEC-trade only event. Info: www.spring.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk

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Turakina Highland Games

January 25, 2020
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

The event is a family friendly day at Turakina Domain, including Pipe Bands, solo piping & drumming, Highland and National Dancing, traditional field events, children's events, Clan & market stalls and an evening ceilidh. Free on site parking and camp sites available @ $5. Entry $10 per person, children under 15 free. Info: [email protected] or ... Read more

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Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh

January 25, 2020
Ottawa, ON Canada

Celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns with pipes and drums, haggis, whisky, and dancing with the Scottish Society of Ottawa. Info: www.ottscot.ca/burns-supper-ottawa

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Robert Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Hollywood, FL United States

Celebrate the bard! Presented by the Scottish American Society Of South Florida at Orangebrook Golf and Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Info: www.sassf.org

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Perth, WA Australia

Celebrate the Bard at the Pan Pacific Hotel, with Scottish food, music and fun. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 26, 2020
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual Pipe band music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info: Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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Up Helly Aa

January 28, 2020
Lerwick – Scotland Lerwick, Shetland Scotland

Taking place annually on the last Tuesday of January in the town of Lerwick, the Shetland’s Viking Fire Festival, or Up Helly Aa as it’s known locally, is the largest event of its kind in Europe. Thousands of visitors from across the world travel to this northernmost corner of Scotland to join in this Scandinavian ... Read more

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February 2020

Robert Burns Fundraising Dinner

February 1, 2020
Dallas, TX TX United States

Celebrate the life and works of Scotland's most beloved poet and support the Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, featuring three elegant courses, traditional Scottish entertainment, rare and unique silent auction items, good whiskey, good cheer and of course poetry! Info: Gary Pennington at (469) 273-0654 or [email protected]

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26th Sarasota Highland Games & Celtic Festival

February 1, 2020
Sarasota, FL FL United States

The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, Dancing and Athletic events reminds all Scots of our ancient and glorious heritage at 3000 Ringling Blvd. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 8, 2020
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 27th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one ... Read more

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Clan MacRae Reunion & Gathering

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

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

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Pipes In The Park 2020

February 15, 2020
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country. A fun family day out at Waitangi ... Read more

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Richmond Highland Gathering

February 16, 2020
Richmond, TAS Australia

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

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The Fort William Mountain Festival

February 19, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Fort William – Scotland Fort William, Scotland

An annual festival of mountain culture with great speakers, films, exhibitions, workshops, book festival fringe events and more. Info: www.mountainfestival.co.uk

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Whisky Tasting

February 28, 2020
Oranage Park, FL United States

With ​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival at The Hill Top Restaurant, 2030 Wells Rd. Info: www.neflgames.com/events

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​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival

February 29, 2020
Green Cove Springs, FL FL United States

Bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area with athletics, music, food and fun of the games, at Clay County Fairgrounds 2497 State Road 16 West. Info: www.neflgames.com

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March 2020

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 7, 2020
Quirindi, NSW Australia

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

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DramFest

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky tasting and education festival and an iconic event in the drinks industry calendar at Christchurch Town Hall. Info: or 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz |

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37th Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games

March 7, 2020
Plantation, FL FL United States

Celebrates Scottish culture and heritage with a day full of activities & events for all ages at Plantation Heritage Park. Info: www.sassf.org/Festival

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Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

March 13, 2020
Invercargill New Zealand

A day of celebration as some of the worlds best bands gather for two days at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships 2020. Pipe, drum, eat and drink in true southern style along side bands from NZ, Australia and the USA compete for the NZ title at Queens Park. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329868521068407/

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April 2020

2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships

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

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

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Brigadoon-The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 4, 2020
Bundanoon – Australia Bundanoon, NSW Australia

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

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5th Annual Spring Ceilidh

April 25, 2020
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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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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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