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April 2020

Champion of Champions

April 10 - April 11
Carrara, QLD Australia

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

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116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 10 - April 11
Maclean, NSW Australia

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

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

April 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects study day

April 18
Revesby, NSW Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks Ceilidh Course

April 20 - May 11
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Spirit of the Dance

April 21 - May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

April 25
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

April 26
Melbourne, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon held by the Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at The Burnside Retirement Village – Community Centre,16 Nicol Avenue, Burnside. The afternoon commences at 2:00pm. Entertainment includes Scottish Folk songs, Pipers, music by Matthew Robertson & David South as well as ... Read more

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Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour featuring Capercaillie

April 29 - May 31
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Australian Celtic Festival

April 30 - May 3
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

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

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May 2020

The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

May 2
Collaroy, NSW Australia

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

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Forby Sutherland Ceilidh

May 2
Sutherland, NSW Australia

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

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The Chieftain’s Ceilidh

May 9
Yokine, WA Australia

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

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

May 15
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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Clan Maclean Association Chief’s Birthday Banquet Weekend

May 16
Bundaberg, QLD Australia

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

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World Whisky Day

May 16
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Celtic Concert

May 17
Brighton, VIC Australia

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

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

May 18 - June 29
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances - $95pp. Six Weeks (18 May, 25 ... Read more

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Berry Celtic Festival

May 23
Berry, NSW Australia

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

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The Gathering

May 23 - May 24
Ipswich, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Championships, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will ... Read more

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

May 24 - May 31
Wingham, NSW Australia

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

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

May 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

May 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

May 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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The Celtic Shindig 2020

May 30
Perth, WA Australia

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

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June 2020

National Celtic Festival

June 5 - June 8
Portarlington, VIC Australia

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

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Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 6
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

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

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National Highland Cattle Show 2020

June 6 - June 7
Mount Pleasant, SA

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Presented by the Australian Highland Cattle Society, with Highland Cattle, Medieval attractions, stalls and more at Mount Pleasant Showgrounds. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

June 10
Teralba, NSW Australia

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

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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

June 13 - June 14
Boonah, QLD Australia

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

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

June 19
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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Scottish Week 2020

June 26 - June 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

June 27
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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The Kilmore Celtic Festival

June 27 - June 28
Kilmore, VIC Australia

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

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Tennents Tartan Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans

June 27
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

June 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

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

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July 2020

Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival 2020

July 1 - July 5
Camperdown, VIC Australia

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

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Aberdeen Highland Games

July 4
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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

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The Melbourne Tartan Festival

July 11 - July 25
Melbourne, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A diverse range of Scottish events across Melbourne including: Ceilidh Dance, Gala Dinner, Genealogy Day, Pipe Bands and more. Info: 0417 125 013 or www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

July 17
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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International Tartan Day

July 25
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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The Maitland Tattoo

July 25
Maitland, NSW Australia

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

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August 2020

Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 8
Lovedale, NSW Australia

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

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Scots in the Bush 2020

August 13 - August 16
Boondooma QLD Australia

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

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM & Poetry Afternoon

August 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

August 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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Clan Ceilidh 150th Celebrations

August 29
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

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

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September 2020

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 18
Brisbane, QLD Australia

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

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Clans on the Coast

September 19
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

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

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 19
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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BBC Highland Gathering

September 19
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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45th Australian Winter School

September 27 - October 4
Muresk, WA Australia

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

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Queensland State Solo Championships – Piping and Drumming

September 27
Toowong, QLD Australia

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

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October 2020

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 4
Armadale, WA Australia

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event.The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that’s done in ... Read more

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The Canberra Highland Gathering

October 10
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 reenactments and displays. There will also be a series of Scottish heavy sporting events run by the Tartan Warriors ... Read more

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 11
Melbourne, VIC Australia

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

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

October 14
Teralba, NSW Australia

With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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November 2020

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 1
Gosford, NSW Australia

Scottish Highland Dancing Competition, Pipe Band Competition, Scottish Country Dancing display, Highland Muscle Heavy Events (Caber Toss etc), Scottish Clan information at The Entertainment Grounds.Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 6 - November 8
Beechworth, VIC

A great weekend of Celtic fun and entertainments, events includes a Tattoo at Old Gaol Beechworth, Celtic Dinner and markets. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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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 2020

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 5
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, also Clans and Scottish stalls. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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February 2021

Scots Day Out

February 27, 2021
Bendigo, VIC Australia

Scots Day Out a great Scottish community event filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and athletics and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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March 2021

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 6, 2021
Quirindi, NSW Australia

The Annual Military Tattoo is held every 1st Saturday of March in the town of Quirindi’s Longfield Park on the Liverpool Plains of NSW. The event is free entry & open to patrons of all ages with the aim to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the ... Read more

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April 2021

116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 2, 2021 - April 3, 2021
Maclean, NSW Australia

Easter weekend with bagpipes in Australia's "Scottish town", with Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

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The Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 10, 2021 - April 11, 2021
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 17, 2021
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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