Christmas Ceilidh in Currambine

Currambine, WA , Australia

Come and get into the festive spirit with Gallus Ceilidh Band at Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Ave. Info:

Robbie Burns Dinner & St Andrew’s Lodge 150th

Adelaide, SA , Australia

Celebrate a joint Robbie Burns Night with Adelaide Lodge and St Andrew's on their 150th. Ticket includes 2 courses fully catered with all the usual trimmings including the Adelaide Highland Pipe Band, Dancers, the Haggis and more. Info:

The RSL Memorial Pipes & Drums Townsville St Andrew’s Ceilidh

Townsville, QLD , Australia

The RSL Memorial Pipes & Drums Townsville is holding a St Andrew’s Ceilidh, with local pipe bands, accordionist Iain Mckenzie and both Highland and Scottish Country dancers at the Townsville RSL Club, Hermit Park. Info:

Glenbrae En France!

Hallam, VIC , Australia

A showcase of the items the senior Glenbrae Celtic Dancers performed in France, together with the learning journey of our young dancers throughout 2023. Expect some French inspired routines to your favourite French show songs, together with our Scottish Traditional dances. Special guests City of Melbourne Highland Pipe Band,  at Hallam Theatre. Info:

Claymore – A Celtic Christmas

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Celtic rockers Claymore’s annual Christmas event with guests such as The Glenbrae Celtic Dancers, Bo’Ness Brothers, Hawthorn Pipe Band, Saoirse at MEMO Music Hall 88 Acland St, St Kilda. Info:

Global Webcast – Pipes of Christmas

Virtual event

Highlights of the 2023 Pipes of Christmas performance will be globally streamed via Eventbrite from December 22-31 – available anywhere there’s an internet connection! Stream the 2023 performance of this beloved Celtic Christmas concert. Features traditional carols and new works for bagpipes, brass, and more. Details:

Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

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

Tasmania Hogmanay Hootenanny

Trevallyn, TAS , Australia

Calling all lovers of Scottish culture and lively celebrations! Prepare to kick off the New Year in true Scottish style at Tasmania's most electrifying Hogmanay Ceilidh. Get ready for an evening of energetic dances, traditional music, and unforgettable merriment at Max Fry Memorial Hall, 60 Gorge Rd. Info:

Happy Hogmanay


The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024!

Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

A new year celebration like no other-the program has something for everyone. A piped band street parade, all-day athletics, highland dancing on two stages all day, Highland games and traditional strongmen event. Info:

New Year Ceilidh @ The MARC

Mandurah, WA , Australia

The Hogmanay parties are done and dusted, you've had your First Foots on New Years Day and there is a long stretch of holiday still left. Why not let your hair down with Gallus Ceilidh Band as they bring their raucous ceilidh down to Mandurah for the first time at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation ... Read more

National Shortbread Day


Celebrate the historic and classic Scottish treat enjoyed around the world known as shortbread. Enjoy a taste of Scotland today!

Scottish Weekender

Glenworth Valley, NSW , Australia

Burns Supper & Ceilidh in the Valley. Join Mary Kiani & 200+ friends for a fantastic Scottish festival gathering in the stunning Glenworth Valley/Peats Ridge. Info:

Happy Burns Night


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.

Fox and Hounds Burns Supper

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

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. There will be three courses beginning with Pate to share, choice of mains of Haggis, vegan roast, roast beef or pork, lemon pepper cod, cock-a-leekie ... Read more

Burns Supper

Campbell Town, TAS , Australia

An evening of celebration in honor of this famous  poet and writer which includes the piping in of the haggis, poetry readings, whisky drinking and a Scottish supper at The Church. Info:

Fremantle Burns Night

Fremantle, WA , Australia

Come along with your friends and enjoy a beautiful 2024 edition of Burns Night at Fremantle Sailing Club, in the Wardroom. Live music with Gallus Perth & Recitations to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet Robert Burns. Info:

Happy Australia Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

Wishing all our Australian readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Australia Day.

Lachlan Macquarie Commemorative Dinner

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Join the Scottish Australian Heritage Council as they commemorate the birthday of Lachlan Macquarie, the 5th Governor of New South Wales (1 January 1810 – 30 November 1821) and considered by many to be the "Father of the modern nation of Australia" at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Info:

Burns Night

Teralba, NSW , Australia

Celebrate the Bard, Robert Burns, with the Hunter Valley Scots. Info:

The Warringah Scottish Society Burns Night

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Come and celebrate Robbie Burns. We will be dancing Scottish and old time dances as well as some kids dances, listening to the Warringah Pipe Band, tasting the Haggis after the ceremony of the address to the Haggis. BYO supper. We will be serving tea and coffee. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info:

Claymore and Darren Coggan Live

Archies Creek, VIC , Australia

Prepare for an extraordinary fusion of Celtic Rock and Celtic Country as Claymore and Darren Coggan grace the same stage for the very first time, promising a night that transcends borders and musical genres. Experience the pulse-pounding Celtic folk rock tunes by Claymore, renowned for their electrifying performances. Darren Coggan, a master of Celtic Country, ... Read more

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

Sydney, 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. Eight Week Course (5 February - 25 March) - Classes run for 90 ... Read more

International Scotch Day


Raise a dram to a global celebration of Scotch whisky. A day for people to come together and enjoy a drink while paying homage to the rich history and culture of Scotland.

52nd Gosford Opening Social

Kariong, NSW , Australia

Join the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers for a dance social at Kariong Progress Hall, 2 Dandaloo St. Info: Geoff: 0401 319 051.

Run to the Hills – Kalamunda Ceilidh

Kalamunda, WA , Australia

The Gallus Ceilidh Band's first trip to the hills for a ceilidh! Come and get agricultural with them at Kalamunda's fabulous Ag Hall. Info:

Scots Day Oot

Longford, TAS , Australia

New Scottish event with a pipe band contest, Highland dancing competition, displays and more at Longford Green. Info: [email protected]

Seachdain na Gàidhlig 2024/World Gaelic Week 2024


Celebrating Scottish Gaelic across the globe. The theme for the 2024 edition of the cultural celebration is Do Chànan. Do Chothrom, which translates to Your Language. Your Opportunity. Participants are encouraged to showcase how the Gaelic language benefits and enriches lives, opening doors for connections, collaboration and success. Info:

Tasmanian Highlands Gathering

Miena, TAS , Australia

Enjoy Celtic music, whisky tasting, gourmet Scottish food and scran, pipe bands, fly fishing, hickory golf, dancing, tall tales, kinship and a chance to don your tartan  in Miena, in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. Info: or [email protected].

The Hayland Gathering

Hay, NSW , Australia

Fun for all the family with Riverina Highland Dancing Titles, Highland Muscle heavy events, pipe bands, stalls, and kids events at Hay Oval NSW, from 9.30am. Also a Ceilidh Dinner hosted at the Services Club with fireworks. Info: [email protected] or 0417 052 491.

International Bagpipe Day


Listen of play some pipes today! This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions.

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Get your Clan together to enjoy a stellar line-up of Celtic musicians across 3 indoor stages in this community event that promises the best Craic in town on St Paddy’s Day. Info:

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info:

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC , Australia

Pipe bands, Clans, Scottish vendors, entertainment and more at Eastfield Park. Metropolitan Melbourne's only Highland Games. Info: or

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW , Australia

Solo and pipe band competitions and displays, Highland dancing, Highland Games and stalls in Australia's very own Scottish town over the  Easter long weekend. Info:

Champion of Champions Melbourne 2024

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Welcoming dancers from far and wide to Melbourne for a big weekend of Highland dance and competitions. Info:

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

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:

2024 Australian Pipe Band Championships

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

Pipe Bands Australia Victoria Branch and the Maryborough Highland Society will present the Australian Pipe Band Championships at Princes Park, which all grades competing.  Also a post championship event at the Maryborough Highland Society from 5:30pm is scheduled to include impromptu piping and drumming performances on stage. Info:

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture held in Glen Innes Highlands at the Australian Standing Stones, celebrating the Year of Ireland & The Isle of Man.Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and more. Info: 02 6730 2400 or

The Warringah Scottish Society Tartan Night

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Come dressed in your Tartan and share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info:

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info:

World Whisky Day


World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the globe.  Info:

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A great family day out with pipe bands, Clans, medieval villagers, Celtic stalls, singing and dancing at Berry Showground. Info:

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

A free community event with pipe band displays, re-enactors, Clans, daning and more at Central Park. Info:

National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture with live performances, workshops and cultural events on the June long weekend. Info:

10th Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Celebrate Townsville Tartan Day with the Townsville Scottish Community Inc. Includes street parade with the largest display of Clan Banners in Australia, pipe bands, Kirkin’ of the Tartans, Scottish dancing and more. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or

Pipe Bands Queensland State Championships

Toowong, QLD , Australia

Queensland State Championships, pipe band competitions and events with Pipe Bands Qld at Brisbane Boys' College. Info:

Clydesdale Spectacular 2024

Boonah, QLD , Australia

Horse displays, working dogs, pipe bands play throughout both days lend a colourful atmosphere to this fabulous event, with every performance proclaiming the Scottish ancestry of the Scenic Rim, at Boonah Showgrounds. Info:

Robert Burns Celtic Festival 2024

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

Celebrating the Celtic nations and the Bard in Camperdown with live performances, lectures and cultural events. Info:

Scottish Week 2024

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Scottish themed events across Sydney which include a Burns Night event, inspection of the Scotland-Australia Cairn at Mosman, history talks, and more. Info & booking:

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. 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 ... Read more

The 47th Australian Winter School

Gatton, QLD , Australia

Scottish Country Dance workshops and events with fabulous teachers and musicians from Australia and overseas and we have put together a week of fun, food and dancing at the Gatton Campus of the University of Queensland in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Info:

The Warringah Scottish Society Ceilidh

Collaroy, NSW , Australia

Share in a fun night of dancing. Be entertained by some of our talent members as they perform solo dances as well as experience the Manly Warringah Pipe Band. Held at the Masonic Hall, Collaroy. Info:

Highland Spectacular

Ballarat, VIC , Australia

A weekend of Scottish events and entertainment at Kryal Castle. Including feats of strength, Clans, pipe bands, historical displays, Scottish dancers and a Highland themed feast. Info:

Mackay Blue Water Fling

Mackay, QLD

Bagpipes, Drums, Scottish Rock, Celtic Folk, Hielan Dancing, Tartan, Clan banners, Haggis, Scotch Pies, Square Sausage, Scottish Beer and much mair. Info:

Chaotic Ceilidh

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances at Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Street, The Rocks. Info:

Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

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

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