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June 2017

Scottish Heritage Week

June 22 - July 1
Sydney, NSW Australia

The Scottish Australian Heritage Council is delighted to announce that John, Chief of Macleod of Raasay, and Elizabeth, Madame Macleod of Raasay, have accepted our invitation to be the Honoured Guests for Scottish Heritage Week. A variety of events will take place across the city such as Clans and Families Forum, Parliamentary Lunch for Tartan Day, ... Read more

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Scottish Dancing Association of Australia’s Ceilidh Debutante Ball 2017

June 24
Newtown, NSW Australia

Ceilidh dancing, Scottish Highland dancing performances by SDAA Dancers, live pipe band music and prizes at The Great Dining Hall, St Andrews College, University of Sydney, 19 Carillon Ave. Info: Alison Hughes 0404 145 622 or [email protected]

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Scotland in the Park 2017

June 25
Greenbank, QLD Australia

A full day of Scottish events including pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish stalls ands more at Middle Green Sports Complex, 720  Middle Rd. Info: Neil Macdonald 0412 090 990 or www.scottishclans.org.au.

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Pipers Night

June 26
Toowong, QLD Australia

Strathspeys and Reels at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

June 27
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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The Bay City Rollers Australian Tour

June 29 - July 21
Nationwide, Australia

Rollermania with the greatest hits tour featuring Les McKeown with a new energy for all the classic hits. Info: www.metropolistouring.com/baycityrollers

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Scotland the Brave

June 30
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/world-jazz-folk/scotland-the-brave

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Brunswick Scottish Society Highland Ceilidh

June 30
Brunswick, VIC Australia

Includes 2 course meal with entertainment from Highland Pipe Band, Highland dancing display, Scottish country dancing, old time dancing to the Hat Band. Dancing for our young patrons. Cost: adults: $50, students: $30,children under 12: $20. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308.

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July 2017

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 1
Aberdeen, NSW Australia

Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors,  Kilted Dash and more. One of Australia's top Scottish events at Jefferson Park. Info: 02 6540 1300 or www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com.

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International Tartan Day Ball

July 1
Fremantle, WA Australia

Presented by The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Inc. come together as one and enjoy some Scottish traditions. With Heel 'n' Toe band, Perth Metro Pipe band, and an Address to the Haggis, plus plenty of raffles and prizes to be won at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: Peta McLean 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au.

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Burnside Library Tartan Day Celebrations

July 1
Tusmore , SA Australia

Enjoy a day of Scottish entertainment to celebrate Tartan Day. Learn all about tartan, experience Scottish music, dancing, bagpipes, and sample some haggis at Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd. Info: 08 8366 4280 or www.burnside.sa.gov.au

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The Tartan Day Lunch

July 1
Eastwood, NSW Australia

Presented by The Macquarie Breakfast Club at The Alexander-Marshall Hall, Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church Herring Rd. Info: 02 9878 1081.

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60th Diamond Grand Australasian Championships and Annual Festival of Highland Dancing

July 2
Wahroonga, NSW Australia

Presented by the National Dancing Association of Australia at Knox College. Info: [email protected] or 0410 646 253.

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Scotland the Brave

July 2
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 2:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

July 2
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

July 3
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

July 4
Milton,, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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42nd Australian Scottish Country Dancing Winter

July 9 - July 16
Hahndorf, SA Australia

Scottish country dance classes, dances and events in the Adelaide Hills. Info: [email protected]

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21st International Tartan Day

July 15
Brisbane, QLD Australia

At King George Square with Scottish entertainment, stalls, pipe bands. A free event presented by the Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc. Info: Ian Campbell 07 3359 8195 or www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

July 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

July 16
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Scotland the Brave

July 22
Perth, WA Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at the Perth Concert Hall at 2pm and 8pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au and bookings at www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/scotland-the-brave-2017.

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Scottish Heritage Service at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church

July 23
Roseville, NSW Australia

St Luke's Presbyterian Church, 28 Lord St will be conducting their Annual Scottish Heritage Church Service at 9.15 am. The Knox Grammar School Pipe Band will be entertaining the congregation before and after the service. Service will conclude with morning tea. All Clans are warmly invited to attend. Info: Rev Corrie Nel 0409 668454 or ... Read more

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Queensland Highland Pipers Society Jimmy Durham Trophy

July 24
Toowong, QLD Australia

2/4 March contest for junior pipers at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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International Highland Dancing Festival of Australia

July 28 - July 31
Gosford, NSW Australia

A spectacular 4 day event on the NSW Central Coast. Held Annually in July Pre-Premier Aggregates, Champion Challenges, Pre-Champs, 10 age Championships. Info: 0437 677 166 or www.cchdi.org.au.

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

July 28
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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August 2017

Brisbane Smallpipe Session

August 1
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

August 6
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

August 7
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Learn Scottish Country Dancing

August 7 - September 25
The Rocks, NSW Australia

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. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner

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Spirit of Scotland

August 11
Hobart, TAS Australia

Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, a celebration of Scottish music with fiddle and piano at St George's Anglican Church, 30 Cromwell St, Battery Point. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Winter Ball 2017

August 12
Hobart, TAS Australia

A night of Scottish country dancing and musicians featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Richmond Picnic

August 13
Richmond, TAS Australia

A day of food, fun and dance at Richmond Village Green. Featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, with Scottish fiddle and piano.  Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]

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Scots in the Bush

August 17 - August 20
Boondooma, QLD Australia

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

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM and Poetry Q&A

August 20
Flemington, VIC Australia

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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The Scottish Highland Dancing Assoc. Titles & Competitions

August 20
Brisbane, QLD Australia

Highland dancing event and competition. Info: [email protected]

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

August 25
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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Scotland the Brave

August 26
Sydney, NSW Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Sydney Opera House, 1:30pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/scotland_the_brave_2017.aspx

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Barrier Reef Highland Dancing Championshships

August 26
Kirwan, QLD Australia

Highland dance competition at Emmanus Hall, Ryan College, Canterbury Rd. Info: 07 4774 8179.

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The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

August 26
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

A ceilidh with the pipe band at Drayton Hall. Come along and enjoy a night of Scottish Entertainment. No need for experience as all dances are called and walked through. Cost $10pp U/13 free School-aged children $5.00 and a plate of food for supper. Info: Marg 0429 700 217.

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September 2017

Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

September 4
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

September 5
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Isla Grant Live

September 5 - October 22
Nationwide, Australia

Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com

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Victorian Scottish Union Conference

September 8 - September 10
Point Lonsdale/Queenscliff, VIC Australia

Annual VSU events with events including a Ceilidh, conference, youth forum, dinner dance and Kirkin' O' the Tartan. Info: 03 9360 9829 or www.victorianscottishunion.com

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Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

September 10
Armadale, WA Australia

WA's largest Scottish event which features pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and the Perth Kilt Run, a free community event at  Minnawarra Park presented by the City of Armadale. Info: 08 9394 5000, www.armadale.wa.gov.au or www.perthkiltrun.com.au.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

September 10
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Clans on the Coast

September 16
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

Scottish pipe bands, Celtic band, Celtic stalls, caber toss, Celtic dancers & Choir and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, No. 1 Oval. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

September 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 22
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

September 30
Sydney, NSW Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos.

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October 2017

Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

October 1
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Stringmania

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Warburton East, VIC Australia

A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts - fiddle, music, dance, language and song - set in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

October 3
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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A Capital Jig Canberra Ball

October 7
Canberra, ACT Australia

Scottish Country Dancing  at Albert Hall  with music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org.

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Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

October 7
Kambah, ACT Australia

A great free day of Scottish culture in the ACT, includes ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish dance and more at Kett Street Oval. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au.

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Develop your Scottish Country Dancing

October 9 - November 27
The Rocks, NSW Australia

This course is for dancers who have some Scottish Country dancing experience and wish to improve their technique and knowledge of the dance figures. It is an ideal follow-on for anybody who has attended our stage 1 course or anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to brush up on their skills. The course ... Read more

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Sounds of Scotland Concert

October 13
Brisbane, QLD Australia

A night of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, Scottish dance and music. Presented by BBC Pipe Band at Brisbane Boys College. Info: [email protected]

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Collie Clan Gathering

October 14
Collie, WA Australia

Inaugural event with a full day of Scottish events and entertainment. Info: 08 9734 3360 or www.collieclangathering.org.

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 15
Flemington, VIC

Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

October 15
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Illawarra Scottish Fair

October 15
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 or www.illawarrapipeband.com

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Scotland the Brave

October 21
Brisbane, QLD Australia

The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Queensland Performing Arts Centre 2:00pm & 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.qpac.com.au/event/scotland_the_brave_17

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November 2017

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 5
Gosford, NSW Australia

Inaugural Highland gathering at The Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Rd and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.  Pipe bands, drum majors, Scottish stalls & food. A great day out for the whole family. Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

November 6
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

November 7
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Glen Innes Highlands String Music Convention

November 17 - November 19
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

With presenter profiles, workshop synopsis at Glen Innes Services Club. Info: 02 6732 1355.

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Celtic Piping Sessions

November 19
Melbourne, VIC Azerbaijan

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

November 24
Red Hill, QLD Australia

Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com.

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide, Australia

Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew's Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day.

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December 2017

Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 2
Daylesford, VIC Australia

Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a ‘wee’ bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing at Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

December 3
Tenterfield, NSW Australia

With pipes and drums and a traditional Scottish luncheon at Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, 117 Logan St at 10am. Info: 02 6736 5849.

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Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

December 3
Rochedale, QLD Australia

Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

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Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

December 4
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Brisbane Smallpipe Session

December 12
Milton, QLD Australia

Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]

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Celtic Piping Sessions

December 17
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Piping music session 2pm - 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]

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Happy Christmas

December 25
Nationwide, Australia

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

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January 2018

The Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1, 2018
Maryborough, VIC Australia

Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

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Quirindi Military Tattoo

January 27, 2018
Quirindi , NSW Australia

The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au

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March 2018

Champion of Champions

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
Newcastle, NSW Australia

Presented by the Highland Dance NSW Australia a weekend of Highland dance competition and events at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Info: www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au.

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April 2018

The Tartan Spectacular

April 7, 2018
Toowong, QLD Australia

A celebration of all things Scottish and includes Australian Pipe Band Championships with competitors from across the country and beyond at Brisbane Boys' College. Info: www.tartanspectacular.com.au.

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Bundanoon Highland Gathering

April 7, 2018
Bundanoon, NSW Australia

Australia's largest Scottish event celebrating 41 years. A day of great entertainment from pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions and much more. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au.

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2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Gold Coast, QLD Australia

The first national Clan Cameron gathering in Australia. All national and international Cameron descendants are invited to attend. Info: [email protected] or www.clan-cameron.org.au.

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May 2018

Australian Celtic Festival

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

Celebrating Brittany, Galacia & Asturias at the Australian Standing Stones with music, food, stalls, entertainment and events taking place all over Glen Innes. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com

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October 2018

Outlander Fan Gathering

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Glen Innes, NSW Australia

The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au

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