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June 2019

Scottish Week 2019

June 14 - June 18
Sydney – Australia Sydney, NSW Australia

A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June & Mon 17th June and a luncheon and historical tour of Old Government House, Parramatta ... Read more

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Scottish Ball

June 22
Mount Pritchard, NSW Australia

Scottish Dancing Association of Australia & Associates presents the Scottish Ball and Presentation of Debutantes at The Starz Auditorium, Mounties, Mount Pritchard Community Club. Info: Diane Banks: [email protected] or 02 9824 0860 or Karen McPhillips: [email protected] or 0438 810 960.

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Winter Ceilidh

June 22
Mitcham, SA Australia

Dance Scottish at the Mitcham Village Cultural Institute Hall, 103C Princes Rd. Musicians will be Telenn Tri. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

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The Gathering

June 23
Ipswich, QLD Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance, including the Queensland Pipe Band Championships at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

June 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

At the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 28 - June 30
Kilmore, VIC Australia

A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore. Info: www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 29
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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Tartan Day Tattoo-Gathering of the Clans

June 29
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

The Act of Proscription August 1, 1747 marked the banning by the British Empire the wearing of Tartan. Punishable by gaol. This event we recognise the significant sacrifices made by the Scots to protect their land and families and features the Brisbane City Pipe Band at the Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. ... Read more

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Caledonian Society of WA June Ceilidh

June 29
Inglewood, WA Australia

Sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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The Kirking Of The Tartan

June 30
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Scottish Heritage Centre of W.A. is holding The Kirking Of The Tartan church service at 2pm at Scots Church, South Terrace. The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. William MacRae, will be officiating. All are welcome, and there will be an afternoon tea to follow (for $5 per person). Info: Patricia Hatch 08 9384 6332 ... Read more

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July 2019

Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

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Robert Burns Scottish Festival

July 3 - July 7
Camperdown, VIC Australia

With great music, guest performers, and lecture series coordinated by the Camperdown Historical Society, Highland Dancing, poetry, Golf Day, Pipes and Drums.  New events will include music workshops and master classes, in-schools music program, dinner at the Masonic Lodge with haggis and Toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, music and dancing. Info: Chris ... Read more

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 6
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family - there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. The 2019 Games will be a very special event marking ... Read more

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Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Tartan Ball

July 6
Fremantle – Australia Fremantle, Australia

Celebrate International tartan Day in Scottish style with an Address to the Haggis, Perth Metro Pipe Band and Heel and Toe Ceilidh Band at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

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Tartan Day Celebration

July 6
Adelaide – Australia Adelaide, SA Australia

A concert in the Burnside Community Centre Hall commencing at 11.00 am. The program will include stories about the history of tartan, the rebellion of the Jacobites leading to the banning of the wearing of tartan, pipe band music played by students of Seymour College, Highland dancing, an Address to the Haggis and haggis tasting. ... Read more

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44th Australian Scottish Country Dance Winter School

July 7 - July 13
Parkville, VIC Australia

The Melbourne & District Branch extends a warm invitation to all dancers to meet at University College, College Drive, University of Melbourne, for a fun filled week of Scottish Country Dancing with great teachers and musicians. Info: www.melbourne2019ws.com

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 7
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Piping event at Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Hall, cnr Lion & Moffat Sts. Info: 07 3398 4659.

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 12 - July 21
Melbourne, VIC Australia

A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including:  Ceilidh Dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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Hawthorn Pipe Band: Taking Flight

July 13
Hawthorn, VIC Australia

Hawthorn Pipe Band, the Grade 2 Australian Champions, present Taking Flight, a night of top-quality Australian piping and drumming. Taking Flight is a nod to their upcoming journey to the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland and promises to be a night of Scottish music at its finest at Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd. ... Read more

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The Celtic Shindig

July 20
Morley, WA Australia

Perth Metro Pipe Band is hosting a Christmas in July event as part of the 2019 Celtic Shindig. It promises to be a great night, filled with music, dancing, games and prizes. Info: https://www.trybooking.com/BAPME

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International Tartan Day

July 20
Brisbane – Australia Brisbane, QLD Australia

King George Square, 9am to 4pm. A free day of family entertainment Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Celtic Choir, Family History and Genealogy and much more. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au or 07 3359 8195.

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Peter Adams Caledonian Night

July 20
Argenton, NSW Australia

Bob McInnes Band and lots of dancing with the Hunter Valley Scots Club at Club Macquarie 7.00pm. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Musica Scotland

July 20 - July 21

Celebrate Scotland's music. Includes: Musician Workshop for musicians who play fiddle, accordion and keyboard/piano and are interested in learning how to play for dancing. The RSCDS Ball is on the Saturday evening. A Concert of Scottish Music will be held from 2pm until 430pm, with tributes to Burns. Events at the Estonian Hall, 200 Jeffcott ... Read more

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

July 22
Toowong, QLD Australia

Jig contest at the Walrus Bar, Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July Ceilidh

July 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

Put on your Santa hat and sing and dance to Heel N Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Supper supplied at the Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: 0427 990 754.

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Bagpipe Appreciation Day

July 27
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

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August 2019

Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

August 14
Teralba, NSW Australia

7pm at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected]

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Scots in the Bush Scottish & Celtic Festival

August 15 - August 18
Boondooma QLD Australia

A weekend of great Celtic fun with pipe bands, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and combined band performances, Kirkin O' the Tartan and more at Historic Boondooma Homestead, 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Rd. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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Hobart Winter Ball

August 17
Hobart – Australia Hobart, TAS Australia

A evening of Scottish music and dance. Music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: Sally Ord 03 6249 8880 or [email protected]

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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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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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September 2019

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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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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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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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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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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October 2019

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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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 6
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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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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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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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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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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November 2019

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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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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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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December 2019

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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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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February 2020

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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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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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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