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December 2019

Hunter Valley Scots Christmas Social Night

December 11
Teralba, NSW Australia

Members and friends , come and celebrate the festive season together, 7pm at Teralba Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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Khancoban Carols Pipes and Drums

December 14
Khancoban, NSW Australia

Presented by Tumbarumba Pipe Band and Khancoban Alpine Inn. A free evening of Celtic and Christmas music, including pipes culminating in Massed Pipe Band performances throughout the evening. Info: Joanne Lorimar 0417 219 743.

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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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Grumpy Celtic Christmas – Eric Bogle & Claymore

December 20
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Audiences are in for a Celtic trea as, Eric Bogle and Claymore join forces at the Memo for a one night only in Melbourne Christmas extravaganza, “A Grumpy Celtic Christmas”. Considered two of Australia’s top artists, along with the incredible Glenbrae Celtic Dancers, the event will showcase the best of Celtic entertainment. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2418523578396137

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Wishing all our readers and friends a very Happy Christmas and festive season!

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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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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come sing and dance to Heel n Toe Ceilidh band. Listen to our Piper. Finger food supper supplied BYO alcohol. Children free enter. $20 non members. Info: John 0427 990 754.

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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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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

January 6, 2020
Adelaide, SA Australia

Piping event. Info:Jack Brennan: [email protected]

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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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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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Burns Supper

January 25, 2020
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

Celebrate Rabbi Burns Supper with Pipes, Selkirk Grace, Address to the Haggis and poetry. A special appearance by members of the Brisbane City Pipe Band. 3 Course dinner with haggis and more at Fox and Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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Ipswich Burns Supper Ceilidh

January 25, 2020
Ipswich, QLD Australia

Enjoy a traditional Burns Supper Ceilidh, and celebrate the life of Rabbie Burns. Including a traditional supper while you are captivated by the Address to the Haggis and all the formalities, followed by live band "Ishka" with a dance caller for your Dashing White Sergeants and Gay Gordons - and of course the Ipswich Pipe ... Read more

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Central Coast Scots Burns Night

January 25, 2020
Gosford, NSW Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns at East Gosford Progress Hall. Info: Ian Davidson 0435 578 353.

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The Glenturret Burns Night Supper at Sydney Opera House

January 25, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

Superb whisky, a 4 hour, uniquely Australian-Scottish feast and the powerful sounds of two nations united for a Burns Night Supper featuring award-winning Scottish 5 piece, Breabach, and Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist, Eric Avery. Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com

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February 2020

Burns Supper

February 1, 2020
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. will hold their Annual Burns Supper in the Drayton Hall.It is a 4 course formal dinner which includes a Haggis entrée. Entertainment by 2 Lassies singing Burns songs, The Immortal Memory by Mal Leslie (Past Chieftain & Past president of the Society in Toowoomba).Bookings are essential for ... Read more

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Hunter Valley Burns Night

February 1, 2020
Argenton, NSW Australia

Celebrate the Bard with the Hunter Valley Scots, with Scottish food, music and friendship at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road. Info: www.hvsc.org.au

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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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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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Ballarat Highland Gathering

February 23, 2020
Ballarat, VIC Australia

The Federation University Australia Pipe Band hosts the Ballarat Highland Gathering supported by Pipe Bands Victoria. Come join the free event in the Ballarat sunshine with your loved ones at Victoria Park, Sturt St. Info: www.fedunipipeband.com.au

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Scots Day Out

February 29, 2020
Bendigo, VIC Australia

A free community event with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish dogs, Clans, Scottish food & stalls and more in the beautiful setting of Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.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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A Celtic Affair

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Castle Hill, NSW Australia

Two shows featuring the Governor Macquarie Pipe Band with singer & violinist Eileen McCann at Pioneer Theatre, 12-14 Pennant St. Info/tickets: 0426 134 058 or www.trybooking.com/BFXWD

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone. Or you can simply listen to the pipes and enjoy the sound of Scotland!

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Ozlander Fan Gathering 2020

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The inaugural Outlander specific fan convention in the Southern hemisphere. Spend two days at The Melbourne Museum, surrounded by the glorious Carlton Gardens and the wonders of the world, whilst immersing yourself in all things Outlander with some of the cast will be joining. Info: www.facebook.com/ozlanderfangathering

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Sydney Highland Gathering

March 15, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scots College in Sydney's Bellevue Hill plays host to the annual Sydney Highland Gathering. The event celebrates its Scottish Heritage with Pipe Band Competitions, Highland dancing, Scottish food, Highland Strongmen displays and Gift and home wares stalls. Info: [email protected]

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The Geelong Highland Gathering

March 15, 2020
Geelong, VIC Australia

The 2020 gathering will mark 163 years since the first Geelong Highland Gathering was held on New Years day 1858 and will be the 60th anniversary of the modern era, which began in 1958. Featuring pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Scottish stalls and more. A great Geelong day out! Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

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Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

March 27, 2020
Prospect, SA Australia

Presented by the R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of South Australia at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au

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Ringwood Highland Games

March 29, 2020
Wantirna, VIC Australia

Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games at JW Manson Reserve,Selkirk Ave. Includes a full day of Scottish fun with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and more. A great family day out! Info: 0418 370 051 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.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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Champion of Champions

April 10, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Carrara, QLD Australia

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, 2020 - April 11, 2020
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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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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May 2020

Berry Celtic Festival

May 23, 2020
Berry, NSW Australia

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, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Ipswich, QLD Australia

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 also feature at this annual Highland gathering ... Read more

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Highland Games & Fair

May 30, 2020
Wingham, NSW Australia

With massed bands, Clan information, Medieval warriors, Caber Toss-a great free day of Scottish celebration at Central Park. Info: 02 6556 9057 or www.manninghistorical.org

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July 2020

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 4, 2020
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

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, 2020 - July 25, 2020
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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