Billy Connolly-Born on a Rainy Day

Sydney, NSW

Billy Connolly’s highly-collection of limited edition prints and stainless steel sculptures “Born on a Rainy Day” is as humorous as his own comedy. Premiere Season in Sydney at the Hyatt Regency, 166 Sussex St, free entry. Info: www.bornonarainyday.com.au

“At the Tattoo” with Glenbrae

Hallam, VIC

We haven't been able to go to Scotland for the Tattoo so we have decided to bring some of the Tattoo to you. Scottish and Irish Dancing Displays, Marching Groups and more at Hallam Community Theatre. Info: www.trybooking.com/CCNIE

Scottish Country Dancing

Darwin, NT

The Arafura Scottish Dancers meet every Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm at the Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap. Beginners welcome. Info: Mara 0438 842 138.

A Celtic Christmas

Melbourne, VIC

Featuring Claymore, Saoirse, The Glenbrae Celtic Dancers, Hawthorn Pipe Band and special international guest Manus McGuire all the way from Slaigo in Ireland at Chapel Off Chapel. Info: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au/show/a-celtic-christmas

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 2023!

Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

Bring in the new year with us, 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

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Home Hill, QLD

A Scottish and Irish themed party celebrating New Years Eve at Burdekin Memorial Hall, 77 Ninth Ave. Info: www.trybooking.com/events/landing/966969

Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC

Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event, with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.highlandsociety.com.au/highland-gathering

Burns Luncheon

Woongoolba, QLD

Burns (Supper) Luncheon with address to The Haggis, band, dancing, pipers. 2 course meal. Booking essential. Payment at door at Woongoolba Community Hall, 1226 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Rd. Info: 0412 172 332 or [email protected]

Scottish Weekender

Glenworth Valley, NSW

Burns Supper and Ceilidh in the Valley. Info: www.scottishweekender.com

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide

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.

2023 St Andrew’s Burns Supper

Perth, WA

Celebrate the Bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

Burns Night

Wongawallan, QLD

Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great Poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper. Be part of Burns night with traditional Scottish fare whilst they address the Haggis at Fox & Hounds 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

The Proclaimers Australian Tour 2023

Various venues

10 shows across Australia (Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne & Adelaide) as part of their current world tour. Info: www.theproclaimerstour.com.au

High Tea

Toowoomba, QLD

Join the Society of St Andrew (Darling Downs Branch) at the Burke & Wills Hotel. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2684258341704791

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA

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

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Melbourne, VIC

Unique Spaces in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with Celtic Rock and Traditional music, Scottish smallpipes, Celtic harp, jigs, reels, beautiful singing and great craic. Info: www.melbournecelticfestival.com.au

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au or www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW

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

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW

Listen to the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums and a variety of solo competitions. Highland dancing, Scottish stalls and more at Maclean Showground, in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW

Celebrating year of Scotland with a great range of Celtic entertainment, stalls and more amongst the Australian Standing Stones. Come and experience this unique Festival in the spectacularly colourful autumn that is a highlight of the cool New England climate. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

World Whisky Day

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

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW

The Knights, pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW

Pipe bands, Scottish dancers & entertainment, Scottish Clans & community groups on display at Central Park. A free community event. Wingham is a small township 20min drive west of Taree on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC

The National Celtic Festival, Australia's largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music, arts and culture ,held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

Clydesdale Spectacular 2023

Boonah, QLD

A 2 day Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Experience featuring a Scottish Highland Gathering with pipe bands at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: 1300 259 343 or www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au.

24th International Tartan Day

Brisbane, QLD

A celebration of Scotland, includes the the 2023 Qld State Pipe Band Championships, at Brisbane Boys’ College, Toowong. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

Townsville Tartan Day

Townsville, QLD

The day the Scots of Townsville and everyone who loves all things Scottish come together for a free community event in conjunction with the Cotters Market. Info: www.facebook.com/Townsvillescots

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW

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 Warriors to enjoy as well as three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling ... Read more

Melbourne Tartan Festival

Melbourne, VIC

The 2023 MTF Program will begin on Sunday 2nd July (TBC) with the annual Kirkin ‘O the Tartan service at The Scots’ Church, Collins Street. Melbourne Tartan Day Parade on Collins Street will be on 9th July at 2.00pm. MTF Gala Dinner & Concert will be on Saturday 22nd July at Melbourne Town Hall. Full ... Read more

Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships

Warwick, QLD

This inaugural event will commence with focused development opportunities such as workshops and recitals for developing youth Pipe Band organisations and will culminate to showcase Australia’s best pipers and drummers in the Australian Piping and Drumming Solo Championships, followed by the Australian Juvenile Pipe Band Championships at at the SCOTS PGC College ground. Info: www.scotspgc.com.au

2023 Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT

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