Berry Celtic Festival

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

The Gathering

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

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival & Highland Games

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

Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

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

Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

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.

The Celtic Shindig 2020

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

National Celtic Festival

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

Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

THIS TOUR IS BEING CANCELLED- 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 & ... Read more

National Highland Cattle Show 2020

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

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

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

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

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

Scottish Week 2020

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.

Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

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

The Kilmore Celtic Festival

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

Tennents Tartan Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans

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

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

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

Camperdown’s Robert Burns Scottish Festival 2020

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

Aberdeen Highland Games

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.

The Melbourne Tartan Festival

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

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

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

International Tartan Day

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

The Maitland Tattoo

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

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

Come and join us to celebrate our return. 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

Hunter Valley Highland Games

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

Scots in the Bush 2020

Boondooma QLD , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM & Poetry Afternoon

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

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

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

Clan Ceilidh 150th Celebrations

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- 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 & ... Read more

The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

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

Clans on the Coast

Nelson Bay, NSW , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

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

BBC Highland Gathering

Toowong, QLD , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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]

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The 16th Scottish Festival celebrates the lives and culture of early Scottish Australians and welcomes people of all nationalities to join with us in a program of events. Info: https://bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org/

45th Australian Winter School

Muresk, WA , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

Armadale, WA , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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 ... Read more

The Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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 ... Read more

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

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.

Ringwood Highland Games

Wantirna, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

Sydney Scottish Fiddlers

Sydney, NSW , Australia

A group of enthusiastic Fiddlers who play favorite Scottish melodies and learn new tunes.We meet once a month, usually on the first Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm in different peoples houses around Sydney. We occasionally play for dances and concert gigs. If interested in joining us, contact James Gastineau-Hills on 0403809531, or Ann ... Read more

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

Gosford, NSW , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

Beechworth Celtic Festival

Beechworth, VIC

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

Come and join us to celebrate St Andrew's Day. 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

St Andrew’s Day Service- Sydney

Sydney, NSW , Australia

People who don’t want to miss out on celebrating St Andrew’s Day, despite the virus, are invited to attend this special service The church is taking special steps to ensure safety during Covid-19 such as social distancing and requests that masks be worn during the ceremony. Do come along, wear a splash of tartan with ... Read more

Happy St Andrew’s Day

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!

Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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

Happy Christmas

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

Happy Hogmanay

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 2021!

Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

Inglewood, WA , Australia

Come and join us to celebrate Hogmanay. 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

160th Annual Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- This will be the second time since 1857 that the Maryborough Highland Society has had to cancel the Maryborough Highland Gathering, with the only other time being during World War II when no Highland Gathering was held between 1942 and 1945. Info: http://highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/highland-gathering/

Happy Burns Night

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.

Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Burns Supper

Perth, WA , Australia

There will be dancing throughout the evening, mostly Scottish jigs and reels, with a few ‘ballroom dances', Scottish food and more at Perth Pan Pacific Hotel. Info: https://saintandrew.org.au/2021-burns-supper/

Burns Supper

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

A night of Pipes and Haggis. Join us for a toast whilst we pipe in the Haggis, make the address and swig Scotch Whiskey at Fox & Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: www.foxandhounds.net.au

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Ipswich Burns Night & Trivia

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

Enjoy a performance by the City of Ipswich Pipe Band, and feel free to bring a plate of nibbles to share at your table, before sampling a traditional Scottish delicacies of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties while being entertained by the enthralling Address to the Haggis. Info: [email protected]

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks in February 2021

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 (1, 8, 15, 22 February and 1, 8, 15, 22 ... Read more

Burns Night Supper

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society and Pipe Band are hosting our Burn's Night Supper on Saturday Feb 6, 2021 - part of our series of celebrations commemorating our 150th birthday! Info: [email protected]

Burns at the Barracks

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns with the Townsville Scottish Community Inc, with guest Chief of Clan MacNicol, John Nicolson at Jezzine Barracks BBQ Area. Info: Marie 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

Richmond Highland Gathering,

Richmond, TAS , Australia

It is with sadness that we announce that the 2021 Richmond Highland Gathering has been cancelled and will return Sunday, 20 February 2022. Info: St Andrew Society: 0404 177 084.

Scots Day Out

Bendigo, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh & AGM

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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Virtual Highland Games 2021

Virtual event

Chuck N Big presents in partnerships with Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival.VHG 2021 Celtic Collabration with Heavy Games events,Highland Dancing displays and children tutorials, bands and pipes and more. These events will be pre-recorded and then live streamed via Chuck N Big Facebook page and many other platforms. Completely free to viewing audience. This ... Read more

A Celtic Adventure

Adelaide, SA , Australia

Be mesmerised by the unique soundscape of 8 harps playing together as the SA Celtic Harp Orchestra takes you on a journey through the folk music of Scotland and Ireland. Featuring guest performances by acclaimed Adelaide Celtic duo Telenn Tri and harpist-singer Emma Horwood, this is a feast for the senses at Carclew House, North ... Read more

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

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

Warwick Caledonian Society 150th celebrations

Warwick, QLD , Australia

The Warwick Caledonian Society turns 150 in 2021, and will celebrate the milestone in true Celtic style, with an afternoon Pipe Band Muster with 10 pipe bands and an evening Scottish gala dinner at the Warwick Showgrounds. Info: [email protected] or 0401 846 445.

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

March 10th every year: a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world's many bagpipes and piping traditions. www.bagpipesociety.org.uk

2021 Geelong Highland Gathering

Geelong, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-One of Victoria’s largest and top Highland Gatherings, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Wantirna, VIC , Australia

Postponed to October- A venue for Celtic culture, music, dance, kinship and Celtic crafts at J W Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. Info: www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

116th Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW , Australia

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

The Australian Pipe Band Championships

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-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 https://highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/about-us/2020-australian-pipe-band-championships/

Clan MacLeod World Gathering

McLaren Vale, SA , Australia

The anticipated April 2021 Clan World Gathering at McLaren Vale near Adelaide South Australia has been cancelled by the South Australian Regional Clan Society due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Info: www.cmssa.org.au

Caledonian Society of WA ANZAC 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

A Braw Scots Dinner & Ceilidh

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

Clan Campbell Presents 'A Braw Scots Dinner & Ceilidh.' Join us as we come together to celebrate our heritage. Let's come together and enjoy a great night of good food, entertainment, dancing and meet our fellow Scots here in Brisbane. This event is Black Tie/Kilts.Info: [email protected].

Australian Celtic Fringe Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

In 2021 join us for the first Australian Celtic Fringe Festival, with a free Celtic market area and 5 Concert Sessions in a ticketed space. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

The Highlands & Heather

Wyong, NSW

Enjoy the excitement of Caledonia capers, imagine the highlands of bonnie Scotland, hear the pipes welcoming you and perhaps take a wee taste o’ the Haggis at Aunty Molly’s Scottish salute with John MacDonald and including Robert Burns’ immortal ode ‘The Address to the Haggis’ at Wyong Golf Club. Info: (02) 4970 5105 or [email protected]

Scottish County Dance Beginners Course

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

The 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, Reels and Strathspeys (unique to Scottish Country dancing) and will learn a series of beginner friendly dances. Six Weeks (8, 15, 22,29 May and 5, 12, ... Read more

World Whisky Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

World Whisky Day is a global celebration of world whiskies. Info: www.WorldWhiskyDay.com

A Night in Scotland

Gold Coast, QLD

The Order of St John Priory of Queensland invites you to put on your kilt and join us for a jovial evening of bagpipes, whisky and dancing! Proceeds in aid of the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University Gold Coast and the St John's Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. $150pp including Welcome Drink, 3 Course Dinner, ... Read more

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

The Gathering

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance. 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 Spectacular, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment ... Read more

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

One day only in 2021.A free community event at Central Park, celebrate Scotland with music, dance, stalls and more. Info: https://bwsf.zyrosite.com/

National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC , Australia

Cancelled and returning 2022. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com

Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Townsville's largest Scottish event with Heavy Games Competition, Scottish Music Workshop, Clansmen’s Ceilidh and Townsville Tartan Day. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

Boonah, QLD , Australia

The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events, other events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, Highland dancing and Scottish music performances at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: www.facebook.com/clydiespectacular

In Search of…My Scottish Ancestors-Online conference via Zoom

Virtual event

On Saturday 19 June 12:30pm - 6:30pm AEST the Society of Australian Genealogists will be hosting a virtual conference focusing on Scottish Ancestors and how SAG can support your own related family history research. There will be a mixture of international and Australian presenters, most presenting live on the day. As a special inclusion links ... Read more

Scottish Week

Sydney, NSW , Australia

This event has been postponed due to the current Covid situation in Sydney. Info: www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Tennents Tartan Day Tattoo : A Gathering of Clans

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

On July 1, 1746 British made rule that tartans are banned and prison for anyone wearing one representing an uprising of the highlands. On this special occasion they celebrate what people sacrificed themselves for and that family and country always comes first. Brisbane City Pipe Band will perform on a massive scale over dinner at ... Read more

RSCDS Sydney Annual Ball

Carlingford, NSW , Australia

Scottish Country Dance event at Don Moore Community Centre, North Rocks Rd & Farnell Ave. Music by Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Night and Ceilidh

Bathurst, NSW , Australia

Historic Abercrombie House in Bathurst presents a traditional Ceilidh with special guests and performances including the pipes and drums of the Parramatta Caledonian Pipe Band, Scottish highland dancing, songs and poems of Robert Burns, traditional informal cafe supper, haggis, lots of Scottish dancing with the Ceilidh Dance Band in the ballroom and plenty more. Tickets ... Read more

Scottish concert

A concert in the Burnside ballroom hosted by the Scottish Associations of South Australia and the Burnside Library 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Please wear your tartan to this event. Bookings are required to meet the Library management of COVID 19 virus to provide seating and a booking fee of $5.00 must be paid. Info: ... Read more

International Tartan Day

Nationwide - Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrated on July 1, the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable. Wear some tartan today with pride!

The 2021 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

Due to the current situation in the state of Victoria we have made the tough decision to postpone the planned Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival in July 2-4. We are proud to present ‘Burns Bites’ - a series of events running from July-September in place of our usual weekend festival.  Info: https://camperdownburnsfestival.com.au and our www.facebook.com/robertburnsfestival

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

Due to the NSW covid situation the Aberdeen Highland Games has been postponed-New date is Saturday 2nd October, 2021. Info: www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

Tartan Day Ceilidh

Exeter, SA , Australia

A Tartan Day afternoon ceilidh hosted by the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society,189 Semaphore Rd, commencing at 2.00 pm entry fee $20.00. Info & bookings: Jenny Niven 0400 896 131 or [email protected]

Melbourne Scottish Festival

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of events in Melbourne, Gala Dinner & Concert, Tartan Day Massed Pipe Band Parade, Whisky Tasting and more. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

RSCDS Adelaide Ball

Adelaide, SA , Australia

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Adelaide's premier event of the year. Open to spectators to enjoy the atmosphere and music. Open to dancers looking for a special evening. Info: www.rscdsadelaide.org.au

International Tartan Day 2021

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BACK 2022-The Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc is proud to present International Tartan Day at King George Square. Free community event with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, entertainment and more. Info: www.facebook.com/AustralianScottishCommunity

Caledonian Society of WA Xmas in July 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

The Maitland Tattoo 2021

Ashtonfield, NSW , Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums, join us for the excitement and uplifting joy of The Maitland Tattoo at Hunter Valley Grammar School, 42 Norfolk St. Info: Diane 0408 664 796 or https://www.maitlandpipeband.org.au/

2021 Winter ‘Family’ Ceilidh

Perth, WA , Australia

2021 St Andrew Society of WA Winter 'Family' Ceilidh at the Irish Club of Western Australia61 Townshend Rd, Subiaco. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

A Braw Scots Dinner & Ceilidh

Mareeba, QLD , Australia

Atherton Tableland Caledonian Society Inc will be celebrating all things Scottish - Highland dancing, pipes and drums, music by the Black Bear duo - Iain Mckenzie (accordion) and Emma Nixon (fiddle), enjoy singing your favourite scottish tunes alongside the Scottish bass-baritone Brian Bisset, a delicious 2 course meal (including haggis) and of course lots of ... 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. Fee $100pp at Fort St School, Wentworth Park, Ultimo. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner

30th Birthday Kirking of the Tartans

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

Presented by The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (QLD) Ltd Darling Downs Branch at St HJohn;s on Geddes, Geddes St. Tartans, Pipes & Drums and Dancing Pumps will be blessed. Info: 0412 987 771 or [email protected]

Scots in the Bush

Boondooma QLD , Australia

** Please note this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of Western Australia Annual Gala Ball

Perth, WA , Australia

The event will be held at the Duxton Hotel commencing at 6.30pm. Tickets are $100 per person for a 3 course meal and 4 hours classic drink package. Tables of 10. Music by Gallus Ceilidh Band and performance by Perth Metro Pipe Band. Info/tickets: Peta 0433 707 716 or www.smcfwa.com.au

TASCAL 10th Anniversary Weekend

Hobart, TAS , Australia

Celebrate the Tascal Scottish Country Dancers (Hobart) Inc. 50th Anniversary with dancing events, socials and a Ball. Info: Denice Walter: [email protected] or 03 6224 1105.

Claymore Live @ The Mission to Seafarers

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Join Australia's premier Celtic folk rock band," Claymore", for a night of great Scottish music, dance, fun and laughter. Info: www.facebook.com/ClaymoreMusic

Irish & Celtic Music Festival

Yass, NSW , Australia

This event has been cancelled for 2021. Info: https://irishcelticmusicfestival.com/

Clans on the Coast

Nelson Bay, NSW , Australia

Postponed for 2021 and back September, 2022. Info: www.clansonthecoast.com.au

Sounds of Scotland

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

Grab your tartan and come along to the amazing Scottish Music and Dance Show. This highly professional show sees our three Pipe Bands and our young learners take the stage with world champion Thistle Highland Dancers and guests artists BBC Group ‘We Build Spaceships’ and Grade 6 student Billy to present the wonderful ‘Sounds of ... Read more

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

Further to the NSW Health update of Thursday 26th August, we find that there is no option than to cancel the Aberdeen Highland Games for 2021 that had previously been postponed to the 2nd October 2021. Although this is extremely disappointing, we feel that making this discision now allows us to move forward and put ... Read more

Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC , Australia

A decision has been made that the 2021 Melbourne Highland Games and Celtic Festival that was to occur October 3rd 2021 is offically cancelled. Info: www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

Armadale, WA , Australia

The largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia, which includes: the charity Perth Kilt Run, pipe bands, Medieval Fair, Clan stalls, entertainment and more. A free community event at Minnawarra Park. Info: www.perthkiltrun.com.au

Canberra Highland Gathering

Canberra , ACT , Australia

Cancelled for 2021 and back October 8, 2022. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

Scotland The Brave Pipe Celebration Dinner

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

On arrival be welcomed by the entire Brisbane Pipe Band. As the evening progresses so does the entertainment with fantastic not to be forgotten performances right up close and personal. If you're a passionate Scot or just love the pipes then this is an event not to be missed at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. ... Read more

Illawarra Scottish Fair

Kanahooka, NSW , Australia

It is with regret that we have to cancel our contest this year again, due to the recent COVID19 pandemic restrictions, however the contest next year will be the 16th October 2022. Info: James: 0422 699 513,  [email protected] or www.illawarrapipeband.com

Hunter Valley Scots Scottish Night

Teralba, NSW , Australia

Book your seat or table and settle in for an entertaining night of Celtic music and dance at Teralba Hall, 15 Anzac Pd. Info: 0490 419 570 or www.hvscots.org

Caledonian Society of WA Halloween 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

‘Legacy’ Concert, Hawthorn Pipe Band

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Following the success of their 2019 "Taking Flight" concert, Hawthorn Pipe Band returns for a night of piping & drumming. 'Legacy' is a special musical tribute to the band's long serving Drum Major and WW2 veteran, Bob Semple and features of mix of new and traditional pipe band music with folk inspirations. Hawthorn is one ... Read more

Beechworth Celtic Festival

Beechworth, VIC

The Celtic Festival will be postponed for this year and back for 2022. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

Celtic Spectacular

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Gregory Moore, Sarah Calderwood,  Kevin Higgins, the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the BBC Pipes and Drums at QPAC 2:30pm & 7:30pm performances. Info: 136 246 or www.qpac.com.au/event/qpops_celtic_spectacular_21

Descendants Day Celebration

Port Adelaide, SA , Australia

The 157th anniversary of The City of Adelaide’s (the world's oldest surviving composite clipper ship) first arrival in Adelaide in 1864. The day will have a free component, with lots of activities in Shed 13 Dock 2, Honey St, Port Adelaide. There will also have a paid component for those wishing to undertake a tour of ... Read more

Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

Williamstown, VIC , Australia

Cancelled due to current restrictions and will reschedule for June, 2022. Info: www.facebook.com/MelbourneHighlandGames

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

St Andrews Day Ball

Perth, WA , Australia

Come and join the St Andrews Day celebrations at one of the top events of the year with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

St Andrews Scottish Evening

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

St Andrews Scottish evening with live pipes and drums and $59pp 3 course dinner, at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

St Andrew’s Night Dinner & Ceilidh

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

Celebrate St Andrew's Day with Clan Campbell Society of Australia (Qld) at the Royal on the Park. Enjoy a great night of good food, entertainment, dancing and meet fellow Scots in Brisbane. Info: [email protected]

St Andrew’s Day Celebration

Wellington Point, QLD , Australia

The Redlands, St Andrews and Springfield Pipe Bands will be jointly hosting a St Andrew's Day at Redlands Sporting Club. The event will include a two-course sit-down meal, drinks at bar prices, and entertainment throughout the evening. Info: www.facebook.com/events/332524891942656

St Andrew’s Day Harbour Cruise

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Celebrate Scotland’s national day in style, with a 4.5 hour luxury cruise on Sydney Harbour with Mary Kiani and friends. Info: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/st-andrews-day-harbour-cruise-tickets-184432461457

St Andrews Ceilidh

Toowoomba, QLD , Australia

The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band will be holding their annual St Andrews Ceilidh at Drayton Hall. Info: Roni: [email protected]

Happy St Andrew’s Day

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!

Daylesford Highland Gathering

Daylesford, VIC , Australia

Cancelled for 2021 and back on the 1st Saturday in December, 2022. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

Happy Christmas

Wishing all our readers, advertisers and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas!

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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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 2022!

Maryborough Highland Gathering

Maryborough, VIC , Australia

The Board of the Maryborough Highland Society has cancelled the 2022 Highland Gathering for the 2nd year in a row. Info: www.facebook.com/HighlandSociety

Central Coast Scots Burns Night & Ceilidh

Gosford, NSW , Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Celebrate the Bard at The Entertainment Centre at Gosford Racecourse. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BVFTZ This includes your meal selection.

Brisbane Pipe Band Burns Night & 70th Anniversary

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

A traditional Ceilidh, with entertainment throughout the night from Brisbane Pipe Band, Celtic folk band ISHKA, and a traditional Scottish dance caller, haggis and more at Geebung RSL. Info: www.facebook.com/brisbanepipeband

Burns Birthday Bash

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

Celebrate Robert Burns with The Robert Burns Scottish Festival at Camperdown Botanic Gardens. Info:  0407 056 126 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

Burns Statue – Birthday Celebrations & Picnic

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Celebrate the Anniversary of the birth of the world's Most Famous Bard -Robert Burns at the Treasury Gardens – Spring Street. Picnic from 12:30. Anniversary Celebration Commences at 1:30pm includes Poetry, Music and Highland Dancing Display. Info: [email protected]

Burns Supper

Wongawallan, QLD , Australia

Burns Supper with Address to the Haggis, music, 3 course dinner $59pp or reduced Table D’Hote at Fox & Hounds Country Inn. Info:  07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

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.

A Right Big Scottish Night-Burns Night with Mary Kiani

Sydney, NSW , Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Mary Kiani invites you to Celebrate Robert Burns and all things Scottish. Now in its 12th year, Mary Kiani’s Burns supper’ is a fine gathering at Paddington RSL Oxford St Paddington.  Doors at 6pm to 1am. Full live band playing ‘Texas’ Simple minds’ Aztec Camera ‘Runrig’ and many more tunes from ... Read more

Society of St Andrew of Scotland Queensland Burns Supper

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (QLD) presents for our lads and lassies and their 'trusty drouthy cronies' at United Service Club Queensland. Info: Craig 0412 448 721 or https://ssaqld.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/38409-2022-burns-supper

Ipswich Burns Night & Trivia 2022

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

POSTPONNED TO MARCH. The City of Ipswich Pipe Band is excited to host you for our annual Burns Night event, celebrating the life of Robbie Burns.Enjoy a performance by the City of Ipswich Pipe Band, before sampling a traditional Scottish delicacies of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties while being entertained by the enthralling Address to the ... Read more

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

A Celebration of Scots Song

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Recital with Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara has been rescheduled, at Kew Court House Theatre 2.30pm.  The rescheduled date coincides with Robert Burns’ Birthday on 25th Jan, so we’ll be celebrating with a wee surprise or two. To book: https://www.trybooking.com/BRGSP

From Kilt to Coast

Ulladulla, NSW , Australia

Scottish music and dancing entertainment spectacular brought to you by the Canberra City Pipes and Drums and the Joy Reiher School of Scottish dancing at Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincent St. Info: www.trybooking.com/bwhyt

Richmond Highland Gathering

Richmond, TAS , Australia

In observance of the current Tasmanian COVID-19 restrictions in place for outdoor gatherings and the dimensions of the Village Green, the Chieftain and the Committee of the St Andrew Society feel that it is not possible to showcase and enjoy Scottish culture to the fullest in such a restricted environment, and therefore have made the ... Read more

Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

Sydney, NSW , Australia

This eight week 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. Cost $100pp at Fort Street Public School (temporary location), Wentworth Park, ... Read more

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Scots Day Out Bendigo

Bendigo, VIC , Australia

The SDO committee reluctantly has made the decision to postpone SDO 2022 to the spring 2022, new dates to follow. A free community event at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

Quirindi, NSW , Australia

This is an exciting free community event by the Liverpool Plains Shire Council for the community of the Liverpool Plains and greater North West region, with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, entertainment and more at Longfield Park. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.facebook.com/LiverpoolPlainsMilitaryTattoo

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide

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.

Scots Fair Pipe Band Contest

Albury, NSW , Australia

The 2022 Country Fair Pipe Band Competition at The Scots School Albury. Open to all Pipe Bands that wish to compete. Info: www.events.humanitix.com/country-fair-pipe-band-contest

Mackay & District Pipe Band Burns Supper

Mackay, QLD

Join us to celebrate the life, music and poetry of the great Robbie Burns at Goosies Sport & Recreation Club. Entertainment by the pipes and drums of the Mackay and District Pipe Band and guest speakers.Strictly limited places available. Info: [email protected] or 07 4942 3393.

Melbourne Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Croydon, VIC , Australia

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

CelticFest

Warwick, QLD , Australia

An annual Celtic Festival featuring: Highland Strong Man Games, Irish & Highland Dancing, Pipe Bands, Markets, Massed Highland Bands, Traditional Ale & Whisky Tasting, Steam Train, Pipe Band Comps, Meeting of the Clans and much more. Info: www.facebook.com/CelticFestWarwick

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon, NSW , Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS-NEW DATE AUGUST 6, 2022. Australia's largest Scottish gathering with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans, dancers, parade and stalls in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au

Brisbane Boys’ College Highland Gathering

Toowong, QLD , Australia

BBC Scottish Highland Gathering is a great FREE and fun event located at Brisbane Boys' College. It has Pipe Band, Dancers, Drum Majors, Scottish Stalls and food and drink. Info: www.facebook.com/ScotlandHG

Champion of Champions 2022

Launceston, TAS , Australia

International Highland dancing event hosted by Highland Dance Tasmania for the ABHDI. This elite Highland Dancing Event is open to all levels of Highland Dancers from Australia and the World. Info: www.highlanddancetasmania.com

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean, NSW , Australia

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. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Australian Celtic Festival

Glen Innes, NSW , Australia

A weekend of Celtic music, spirit and friendship at the Australian Standing Stones. 2022 celebrating the Year of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

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

Fremantle Highland Pipe Band Championships

Fremantle, WA , Australia

Annual full band and solo competition, hosted by FSC Pipes & Drums. Fremantle Sailing Club, 151 Marine Terrace. Info: www.pipebandswa.com.au

Clan Campbell Braw Scots Dinner & Ceilidh

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

An amazing night with your fellow Scots, includes Ceilidh, Braw Scot Dancers, dinner and Ishka Celtic band at Riverside Newfarm. Info 07 3376 5749 or www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCP9YLS

The Carrick Concert

Port Adelaide, SA , Australia

The City of Adelaide (also known as The Carrick) is one of only two surviving Clipper Ships in the world. Built in 1864, it is older than the Cutty Sark. Recently brought out from Glasgow, the ship is now being restored in Port Adelaide. Over 250,000 Australians can trace their ancestry to the passengers on ... Read more

Redlands Highland Gathering

Wellington Point, QLD , Australia

Pipe band competition at Redlands Sporting Club. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Our Scottish Heritage

Urrbrae, SA , Australia

Scottish heritage and migration to South Australia presentation during History Month in South Australia. The event is to held at Urrbrae House, Urrbrae and is the historic home of Peter and Matilda Waite. www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/urrbrae-house-precinct www.festival.history.sa.gov.au/ for further information about the event

The Gathering

The Gathering brings the wider community together in celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

World Whisky Day

Nationwide

World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Slàinte Mhath!

Berry Celtic Festival

Berry, NSW , Australia

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

The Eungella Highland Ceilidh

Eungella, QLD , Australia

Eungella Community Development Association Inc. presents The Eungella Highland Ceilidh (A Scottish Country Dance) with the Mackay & District Pipe Band, Iain McKenzie playing the piano accordion and Margaret Silke calling the dances at Eungella Hub, 13 North St. Info: Debra 0408 413 501 or www.eungellaceilidh.eventbrite.com

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Scottish Highland Day Lunch

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch of Scotland’s finest fayre, whilst Scottish Highland Dancers perform to the Pipe Band, at in Cellos Grand Dining Room at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel. Book online through Eventbrite. Info: 02 9284 1006 or [email protected]

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Wingham, NSW , Australia

DUE TO GROUND CONDITIONS THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2022-The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual free community event, Clans from all over the country descendto enjoy the Festival. The Clan of Honour for 2022 will be Clan Donnachaidh. Also pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish dancers and stalls. Info: www.bonniewingham.com

The National Celtic Festival

Portarlington, VIC , Australia

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

30th Australian Highland Cattle Show

Mount Gambier, SA , Australia

Highland cattle on display and events inclusing team farm challenge, handling workshop, guest speakers at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org

The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular

Boonah, QLD , Australia

A 2 day Clydesdale & Heavy Horse Experience featuring a Scottish Highland Gathering at Boonah Showgrounds, 8 Melbourne St. Info: 1300 259 343 or www.clydesdalespectacular.com.au.

Westin Whisky Dinner

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

Join the Melbourne Tartan Festivsal for the highly anticipated annual Whisky dinner. Sit-down to a five course menu created by the Westin’s Executive chef, Apoorva Kunte, matched to five premium Single Malt Whiskies from some of the worlds finest distilleries, including the Macallan, Bruichladdich and Australia’s own Nant Distillery. Info: www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au/whisky-tasting

Townsville Tartan Weekend

Townsville, QLD , Australia

Presented by Townsville Scottish Community Inc. with events including: Heavy Games Competition, Tartan Social, Clansmen’s Ceilidh and Townsville Tartan Day. Info: Marie Gibson- 0413 456 542 or [email protected]

Williamstown Highland Celtic Gathering

Williamstown, VIC , Australia

A Celtic celebration at Seaworks Williamstown. Info: www.melbournehighlandgames.org.au/williamstown-highland-celtic-gathering

Sydney Scottish Week

Sydney, NSW , Australia

Scottish Week returns to Sydney with a range of events for those who love to celebrate all things from the land of Alba. Details of events and program will be available on the Scottish Australian Heritage Council’s website. Info: Nea 0408 990 413 or www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au

Kilmore Celtic Festival

Kilmore, VIC , Australia

All day Non- stop live Celtic music. Evening concert until 11pm. SUN - The Celtic Banquet with fantastic live music accompaniment. Info: 03 5782 2636 or www.facebook.com/Kilmore-Celtic-Festival-102868380457

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

The Highlands and the Heather

Wangi Wangi, NSW , Australia

Enjoy the excitement of bonnie Scotland, the perfume ‘o the heather, wearing o’ the tartan, the wail o’ the bagpipes and perhaps a wee taste o’ the Haggis at Wangi Workers Club. Featuring the music of John MacDonald and including Robert Burns’ immortal ode “Address to a Haggis”, $50.00 per person. Bookings Essential 02 4970 ... Read more

Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Camperdown, VIC , Australia

The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria. Info:  0407 056 126 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com.au

International Tartan Day

Nationwide

International Tartan Day marks the anniversary of the repeal of the 1747 Act of Proscription that banned the wearing of tartan. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

Aberdeen Highland Games

Aberdeen, NSW , Australia

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 , Australia

The Festival program includes pop-up events in the city, Kirkin ‘O The Tartan, historical tour and exhibition, a high energy Ceilidh Dance with Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, Scottish Connections CBD walking tour, Scottish migration author talks, Gaelic language, music & culture morning, whisky dinner, whisky tasting, a haggis supper, traditional Scots music recital, concerts, music ... Read more

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan Service

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

10.45am join the congregation of The Scots' Church, Collins St, for the annual Kirkin' O' The Tartan service commemorating the repeal of the Act of Proscription on 1st July 1782. Clan Associations - Register your Clan's participation in the Clan Tartan Procession at: www.trybooking.com/BZOQH

Winter Ceilidh

West Croydon, SA , Australia

Highland Dancing Demo by Scots School of Highland Dancing, Whisky Toss and live music by Tellen Tri at West Croydon and Kilkenny RSL, 19 Rosetta St. Bar available also reasonably priced meals from 6 pm. Tickets at www.trybooking.com under Winter Ceilidh or details from: [email protected]

Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

The Scottish Clans Congress of QLD Inc. and the St Paul's Church community welcome everyone of Scottish heritage or inclination on the Sunday to celebrate together an historical event for Social freedom and Identity, the right to wear Highland dress (the Tartan). Note: Piper(s) and Procession participants Flag/Banner bearers arrive 8.30 AM and assemble for ... Read more

Melbourne Tartan Festival Ceilidh Dance

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

This year the high energy Ceilidh Dance has moved to Collingwood Town Hall with its’ larger dance floor. Dance the night away to the fabulous music of the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, with lively and captivating performances combine a mix of traditional and contemporary music that will have you on your feet from the moment ... Read more

Hawthorn Pipe Band Legacy Live

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

"Legacy" is a special music tribute to the band's long serving Drum Major and WW2 veteran Bob Semple and features a mix of new and traditional pipe band music with folk inspirations. Hawthorn is one of Australia's top pipe bands, and the "Legacy" concert will see the band at its best. With special guests, including ... Read more

A Celebration of Scots Song – Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

This themed concert of traditional Scots song, interweaving live music with narrative and audio-visual presentation at Kew Court House Theatre. The concert includes songs from their recent album Sunwise Turn - winner of Music Victoria’s Best Folk Album 2020 Award. To Book: www.trybooking.com/BRGSP

Burns Night + 70th Birthday Celebration

Brisbane, QLD , Australia

Brisbane Pipe Band is hosting a traditional Burns Night and ceilidh to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. Includes a 3-course meal – including a toast to the haggis – and a traditional Ceilidh, with entertainment throughout the night from Brisbane Pipe Band, Celtic folk band ISHKA, and a traditional Scottish dance caller at Geebung RSL. Tickets: ... Read more

Melbourne Tartan Festival Gala Dinner & Concert

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

The premier event of the Festival held in the majestic Main Hall of Melbourne Town Hall. Pipers will greet guests, drinks & canopies, a traditional 'Address to a Haggis; gourmet seasonally inspired menu and drinks, VIP guest speaker and an evening of superb concert style entertainment. A fabulous black tie/kilted evening to remember! More info ... Read more

Robbie Burns 2022

West Pymble, NSW , Australia

Our traditional Robbie Burns Supper is a tremendous event at WPBC. The evening includes a three course dinner, bagpipes, whisky tasting, traditional speeches and entertainment. $75 per person is inclusive for the evening. 6.30pm for the Piping in of the Haggis. As a club we still wanted to honour such a great man, and thus ... Read more

Caledonian Society of WA 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 www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

75th Anniversary of the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums

Maitland, NSW , Australia

A weekend of entertainment is part of the 75th Year of Foundation celebrations for the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums. Includes a free entry concert for the community at Maitland Park. Info: Greg: 0409 918 260 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

Robert Burns in July

Darwin, NT , Australia

Come and celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns, in poetry, song and dance. Meals and drinks available for purchase including haggis Entertainment by Get Reel, Darwin and Districts Pipes and Drums and dancing by the Arafura Scottish Dances at Darwin Railway Club. Info: www.facebook.com/northauscelticfest

Queensland Piobaireachd Meeting

Ipswich, QLD , Australia

The Queensland Piobaireachd Group is a monthly gathering of pipers and piobaireachd enthusiasts who play, listen to, and enjoy the ceòl mór at City of Ipswich Pipe Hall Limestone Park, Selwyn Edwards Dr. Info: www.pipebandsqld.com

Central Coast Scots Ceilidh

Gosford, NSW , Australia

At The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford 7pm book through TryBooking: www.trybooking.com/BVFTZ Info: www.facebook.com/Central-Coast-Scots-1460426047520374 or [email protected]

Caledonian Castaways Concert

Melbourne, VIC , Australia

The Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scots drawn from Melbourne’s Blues/Roots scene singing amusing and heart-warming song