2024 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

Pipe Bands Australia Victoria Branch and the Maryborough Highland Society will present the Australian Pipe Band Championships at Princes Park, which all grades competing.  Also a post championship event at the Maryborough Highland Society from 5:30pm is scheduled to include impromptu piping and drumming performances on stage. Info: www.pipebandsaustralia.com.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

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

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Haileybury College Contest

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

The first Victorian Pipers Association contest of the 2024 season will be at Haileybury College, Keysborough Campus. Info: www.pipingvictoria.com

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Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture held in Glen Innes Highlands at the Australian Standing Stones, celebrating the Year of Ireland & The Isle of Man.Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and more. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

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The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Come dressed in your Tartan and share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info: www.facebook.com/WarringahScottishSociety

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Clans and Societies Highland Ball 2024

Brunswick, VIC , Australia

Hosted by the Brunswick Scottish Society and the Scottish Societies & Clans of Victoria - A Highland Ball featuring Watsonia RSL Pipes and Drums, Highland dancing display, Scottish Country Dancing and Old Time Dancing at Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd. Info: www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1205268

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Caledonian Deb Ball

Warwick, QLD , Australia

The Warwick Caledonian Society event with beautiful dresses, partners in kilts, the majestic sword Deb entrance, full pipe band and great dance band at St Mary’s Hall. Info: www.facebook.com/WarwickCaledonianSocietyInc

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Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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World Whisky Day

Nationwide

World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe.  Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

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Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A great family day out with pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

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

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

A free community event with pipe band displays, re-enactors, Clans, daning and more at Central Park. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

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Sydney Thistle Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Dust off your dancing shoes, and get your tartan pieces together to join Sydney Thistle for another fun and spectacular Ceilidh, at Petersham Town Hall. Info: www.sydneythistle.com or  www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1186058

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Scottish Highland Day Lunch

Sydney, NSW , Australia

The kilts will be swirling as Castlereagh Boutique Hotel celebrate the cultural delights of Scotland. Held in Cellos Grand Dining Room, this is definitely a highlight of their annual events calendar and not to be missed. There are prizes for the best-dressed male and female so dress in your Scottish finest and book a table ... Read more

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National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture with live performances, workshops and cultural events on the June long weekend. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com.

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The Australian Highland Cattle Society 2024 National Show

Geelong, VIC , Australia

The Australian Highland Cattle Society will be hosting the 2024 National Show at the Geelong Showgrounds. This event is unique in that it is both an agricultural and cultural event, celebrating both the tradition and beauty of the Highland cattle but also showcasing traditional Scottish foods and culture. Info:  Hugo Howse 0452 539 708 or ... Read more

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10th Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Celebrate Townsville Tartan Day with the Townsville Scottish Community Inc. Includes street parade with the largest display of Clan Banners in Australia, pipe bands, Kirkin’ of the Tartans, Scottish dancing and more. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or  www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots

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Tartan Spectacular

Toowong, QLD , Australia

Held at Brisbane Boys' College, incorporating Queensland State Pipe Band Championships, Highland Dancing Competitions, Scottish stalls, food trucks, BBQ, bar and more. Info: www.facebook.com/ScotlandHG

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Clydesdale Spectacular 2024

Boonah, QLD , Australia

Horse displays, working dogs, pipe bands play throughout both days lend a colourful atmosphere to this fabulous event, with every performance proclaiming the Scottish ancestry of the Scenic Rim, at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au

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Robert Burns Celtic Festival 2024

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

The Robert Burns Celtic Festival is a winter literary and music festival, celebrating Scotland’s national Poet and the Celtic culture in poetry, song, music and dance, in and around the historic buildings of Camperdown, South West Victoria. The 2024 festival will headline The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir, Fiona Ross, Apolline, ... Read more

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Mid-Winter Scottish Night & Ceilidh

Bathurst, NSW , Australia

Celebrate the Winter in Bathurst with pipes and drums of the Parramatta Caledonian Pipe Band, Scottish Highland Dancing, songs and poems of Robert Burns, kilts and traditional dancing. Join in lots of dancing with the Ceilidh Dance Band in the ballroom and plenty more at Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Rd. Info: 02 6331 4929 or www.abercrombiehouse.com.au

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Scottish Week 2024

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Scottish themed events across Sydney which include a Burns Night event, inspection of the Scotland-Australia Cairn at Mosman, history talks, Family Forum, a Kirkin of the Tartan, and more. Info & booking: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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International Tartan Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

International Tartan Day is held on July 1st. The day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today to celebrate your heritage!

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Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Kilted ... Read more

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The 47th Australian Winter School

Gatton, QLD , Australia

Scottish Country Dance workshops and events with fabulous teachers and musicians from Australia and overseas and we have put together a week of fun, food and dancing at the Gatton Campus of the University of Queensland in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Info: www.qld-winter-school-2024.org.au

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

A variety of events across Melbourne including the Tartan Day Parade on Collins Street, a Gala Dinner at Melbourne Town Hall and more. Guest of Honour Lord Lyon King of Arms. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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The Warringah Scottish Society Ceilidh

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info: www.facebook.com/WarringahScottishSociety

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

Following significant rainfall conditions impacting the Event Grounds, Brigadoon 2024 (scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 April) has now been rescheduled to Saturday 3 August 2024. Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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Tasmanian Whisky Week

Hobart, TAS , Australia

A celebration of artisan Tasmanian distillers from across the state, with rare access to Australia's home of global award-winning whisky. Info: www.taswhiskyweek.com

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Scots in the Bush

Boondooma QLD , Australia

A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia with Celtic musicians, camping, food and more at Boondooma Homestead. Info:  07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au/scots-in-the-bush

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Highland Spectacular

Ballarat, VIC , Australia

A weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Kryal Castle. Including feats of strength, Clans, pipe bands, historical displays, Scottish dancers and a Highland themed feast. Info: https://checkout.roller.app/kryalcastle/products/highlanderspectacular?date=20240817#/sessions

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R U Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition

Exeter, SA , Australia

The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition is held annually, in conjunction with the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society, to honour P/M Fred Adam's contribution to the South Australian piping fraternity. The P/M Fred Adam Memorial Competition will be held at the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society Hall, 189 Semaphore Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

Lovedale, NSW , Australia

Experience Scottish tradition in beautiful Wine Country, with pipe bands, Scottish athletics and dance at Saltire Estate Winery, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: 02 4058 3088 or www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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Caledonian Night

Teralba, NSW , Australia

Join the Hunter Valley Scots Club for a social event at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvscots.org

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Mackay Blue Water Fling

Mackay, QLD

Bagpipes, Drums, Scottish Rock, Celtic Folk, Hielan Dancing, Tartan, Clan banners, Haggis, Scotch Pies, Square Sausage, Scottish Beer and much mair. Info: www.bluewaterfling.com

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Clans on the Coast Highland Celtic Festival

Raymond Terrace, NSW , Australia

Pipe bands, Celtic band, variety and Celtic stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic dancers and more at Lakeside Sports Complex , 13 Leisure Way. Info: Adam Nicholas 0432 187 010 or www.clansonthecoast.com.au

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Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info: www.sotr.org.au/chaos

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

Pipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship as well as the community pipe band elements. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also be other music types throughout the day, massed pipe band performances and other historic re-enactments and displays. A free community event ... Read more

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Brisbane Celtic Festival

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

New Celtic event to be held at the Celtic Standing Stones Monument in Moorlands Park. This will be a celebration of the culture, music, clothing, traditions, language, food and drink of the Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia and Asturias. Info: www.ccaq.org.au

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Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

Williamstown, VIC , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Seaworks, Williamstown. Celtic music dance, stalls, dancing and more. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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2024 NSW PBA State Pipe Band Championships

Maitland, NSW , Australia

Bands from around NSW competing at Maitland Regional Sports Ground 9am-3pm.  Featuring competing pipe bands, the HVGS Wind Ensemble Group, along with our award-winning Town Crier Stephen Clarke as MC, stalls and more. A free community event. Info: City of Maitland Pipes & Drums, Greg Queenan: 0409 918 260, [email protected] or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au.

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Overnewton Castle Scottish Celebration

Keilor, VIC , Australia

Spend a lovely Sunday soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and sampling the very best Scottish products, food and drinks at Overnewton Castle. Info: https://overnewtoncastle29.rezdy.com/606823/scottish-festival-2024

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The Queensland Piobaireachd Group Monthly Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór. Free event at City of Ipswich Pipe Band Hall, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide

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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Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC , Australia

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: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2025!

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Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

The first Highland Gathering for 2025 in the world, the program has something for everyone. A piped band street parade, all-day athletics, highland dancing on two stages all day, Highland Games and traditional strongmen event. Info: www.highlandsociety.com.au/highland-gathering

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Tasmanian Highlands Gathering

Miena, TAS , Australia

Enjoy Celtic music, whisky tasting, gourmet Scottish food and scran, pipe bands, fly fishing, hickory golf, dancing, tall tales, kinship and a chance to don your tartan  in Miena, in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. Info: www.facebook.com/tasmanianhighlandsgathering or email [email protected].

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

Australia’s largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. A great family day of Scottish celebration. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

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