The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Fergus - Canada Fergus, ON, Canada

Scotland comes to Fergus with highland dance, Clans, pipe bands and much more. One of Canada's top Scottish festivals. Info: 1 866-871-9442 or www.fergusscottishfestival.com. 

Campbell River Highland Gathering

Campbell River, BC , Canada

Bagpipes and Buzzsaws, a full weekend of Scottish fun, part of the Salmonfest. Info: www.campbellriverhighlandgathering.ca

North Lanark Highland Games

Almonte - Canada Almonte, ON, Canada

Celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley, featuring Scottish Dance, Heavyweight Athletic competitions, free kid's admission and Mini-Highland Games, and vendors. Info: www.almontehighlandgames.com

2nd Annual Gathering of the Clans Highland Festival

Sedgewick, AB , Canada

This is a free family event. Come watch the Highland Dance competition, Heavy Games (caber it’s, etc.) and the piping and drumming competition. All this excitement at Broadmoor Lake Park from 9am until 5pm. Info: www.facebook.com/events/389009768306607/

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB , Canada

In the beautiful Canadian Rockies just minutes from Banff. A full weekend of Scottish music, events and fun. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

Calgary Highland Games

Calgary - Canada Calgary, AB, Canada

One of the oldest gatherings in North America at the Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.com

Festival Celtique de Québec

Québec, QC

Gather at the Domaine de Maizerets to discover and celebrate your "Celtitude" - a heritage shared by both Quebecers and neighboring populations. Info: www.festivalceltique.com

Colchester Games & Gathering

Truro, NS , Canada

Colchester Games & Gathering is a multifaceted event for the whole family combining a traditional Highland Games (Heavyweights, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers) with an array of entertainment for everyone at Bible Hill Ball Fields. Info: www.colchesterhighlandgames.com

The Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

Quinte West, ON , Canada

The festival is a celebration of all things Celtic, filling Centennial Park with music and dance, art, jewelry, clothing & costumes, ancestry, and heavy events competition. Info: www.trentonscottishirish.com

Whiskys of the World 2019: British Pub Edition

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

The British quality of Whisky, Beer, Gin, Rum and Cider produced over the years, is world renowned. Pair that with inspirational Pub Grub, with a friendly welcoming atmosphere, and a good time will be had by all at the Whiskys of the World 2019: British Pub Edition, at Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave. Info: ... Read more

Nova Scotia Harp Festival 2019

Halifax, NS , Canada

Friday evening Opening Concert 7:30pm. Saturday all day Classes at the BMO Room Halifax Central Library. Sunday noon - 5 The Old Triangle. Info: www.nsharp.ca

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Concert

Victoria, BC , Canada

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling", and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard ... Read more

Annual Golf Tournament Tee off in tartan!

Montreal, QC , Canada

Every year the St Andrew's Society hosts a golf tournament. Grab your kilt or your tartan trews for 9 holes of golf at Golf Dorval, followed by a delicious buffet meal at Golf Dorval, 2000 Av. Reverchon. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

Fish and Chips Supper

Montreal, QC , Canada

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal and catch up with some old friends, meet some new friends at Lord William Pub, 265 Rue des Seigneurs. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019-Cinema Release

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

A spectacular like no other, all set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. This year the Tattoo will capture the imagination of our audience in Kaleidoscope. Watch at Cineplex Theatres details: www.cineplex.com/Movie/the-royal-edinburgh-military-tattoo

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton, NS , Canada

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is alive with music, energy and excitement as people celebrate Celtic cultures. Info: 1-888-355-7744 or www.celtic-colours.com

Scots’ Gathering

Canmore, AB , Canada

Unleash Your Inner Scot! At a unique Cultural Gathering held annually on Thanksgiving weekend. Explore the arts with Scottish Country dancing, Ladies Step dancing, music and needlework workshops. Learn new things with whisky tasting and cultural lectures. Enjoy meeting new friends at the classes, ceilidh and ball. Scottish Country dance teachers: Janet Johnson & Robert ... Read more

2019 Clan Donald Canada Annual General Meeting

St Thomas, ON , Canada

Clan Donald Southern Ontario is thrilled to welcome Clan members for their AGM, with ceilidh, formal dinner and friendship. Info: www.clandonaldcanada.ca

Taste of Scotland – Whisky Tasting Night

Montreal, QC , Canada

The St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal would like to invite all members, their friends and anybody else interested in fine whisky to our annual Taste of Scotland Whisky Tasting Night. This ever popular event will allow guests to sample over 25 different brands of whisky and enjoy a buffet featuring a variety of delectable Scottish ... Read more

Pipes & Drams–A Whisky Tasting Experience

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Presented by the Vancouver Police Pipe Band with performances, whisky tasting, haggis and more at The Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews. Info: 604.717.9998 or www.vpdpipeband.ca/pipes-drams

St. Andrew’s Ball

Vancouver, BC , Canada

An evening of fun and culture with Scottish Fare, Pipes and Drums, Scottish Country Dancing and music by the Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 West Hastings St. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/st-andrews-ball-vancouver-2019-tickets-71428363157

Re-Jigged Festival

Dartmouth - Canada Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Re-Jigged is a Celtic Music and Dance Festival with concerts, workshops and a ceilidh. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

Scotchtoberfest

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Presented by The Scottish Society of Ottawa at 2552 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland. Info: www.ottscot.ca

Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans Service

London, ON , Canada

St. George's Presbyterian Church, 1475 Dundas Street, will be hosting its annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans Service at 10:30am. There will be wonderful music, an inspiring sermon, and Scottish fare to follow. Wear your tartan with pride. Ample Parking. Info: The Rev. Keith McKee: [email protected]

Road to 2020 Ceilidh

Kimberley, BC , Canada

Join the Kimberley Pipe Band and the Liela Cooper and Hail Duncan Highland Dancers for an evening of music, food and fun all with a Celtic twist at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre, 301 North Star Blvd. Info: www.kimberleypipeband.ca

The Celtic Kitchen Party at Signal Brewing Company

Corbyville, ON , Canada

Boasting a diversity of talent The Celtic Kitchen Party plays a mix of their own originals as well as traditional and contemporary East Coast, Irish and Scottish Celtic Music with just the right dash of Pop, Classic Rock and Country at Signal Brewing Company, 86 River Rd. Info: www.celtickitchenparty.com

Scotland Tonight Concert

Ottawa, ON , Canada

The Sons of Scotland Pipe Band present their 18th annual showcase of Celtic talent in Scotland Tonight, being held on Saturday, November 16 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. Show starts at 2 pm and includes free refreshments at intermission - tickets are $25.00 plus fees, and this year's show features the MacCulloch Dancers, ... Read more

SHGCF Ceilidh

Regina, SK , Canada

A ceilidh in support of the Saskatchewan Highland Gathering & Celtic Festival. There will be ceilidh tunes and dancing, pipe bands, Highland dancing, Scottish food and of course a cash bar at St Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Rd. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

Taste Of Scotland

Brandon, MB , Canada

Come join the Westman Scottish Association for a night of tasting Scotch, our scotch expert will take you on a tour across the country of Scotland with your taste buds at the Brandon Riverbank, 545 Conservation Dr. Info: www.facebook.com/events/423644028261154

The 2019 St. Andrew’s Ball

Montreal, QC , Canada

Join Peter McAuslan and Ellen Bounsall, our Guests of Honour, for an evening of dining, dancing and pageantry celebrating one hundred and eighty-four years of Scottish heritage in Montreal at the The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel, 1 Place du Canada. Info: www.standrewsball.com

Scottish Genealogy Group (Special Interest Group)

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Are you interested in your Scottish roots? In discovering who your Scottish ancestors were and how they lived? The Scottish Genealogy Group is made up of people who share these interests. At our informal meetings we share information and resources and discuss our successes and our brick walls. All of us, beginners and experts alike, ... Read more

The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg 149th Annual Dinner

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

This is the most prestigious event on the Society’s calendar that celebrates and raises funds for Scottish culture and heritage groups and activities in Manitoba. The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders will also provide wonderful Scottish tunes at Hotel Fort Garry. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

Scottish & Irish Christmas Dinner in the Museum

Wallacetown, ON , Canada

Celebrate Christmas in the museum with a Scottish & Irish dinner on either November 30 and December 1. Enjoy a multi course meal and historical tidbits served by costumed volunteers. Arrive at 3:30 with dinner to begin at 4pm at Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line. Tickets $100/person with a charitable tax receipt of $50 ... Read more

St Andrew’s Society Toronto Charity Ball

Toronto, ON , Canada

A celebration of Scotland with music, dance and food presented by the St Andrew's Society of Toronto at Carlu, 444 Yonge St. Info: www.standrewscharityball.ca

Feast of St. Andrew

Cambridge, ON , Canada

The Officers of the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada celebrate St. Andrew's Day with a Feast. The Feast of Saint Andrew is a formal, black tie, 6 course Mess Dinner. The Feast features the traditions and customs of a Highland Regiment Officers' Mess. It also includes the participation of the Regimental Pipes and Drums. Info: ... Read more

The Victoria Highland Games Christmas Fling

Victoria, BC , Canada

Highland dance competition at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. This event includes a visit from Santa, cake walk and free lunch for each dancer and one parent. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

Happy Christmas

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

8th Annual Hogman-eh!

Ottawa, ON , Canada

A free New Year's celebration Scottish style, featuring Ceilidh and Highland Dancing, food and entertainment at the largest Hogmanay celebration outside Scotland at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Landsdowne Park. Info: www.ottscot.ca/hogmanay

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Admission to the Kilt Skate is free, and there is free birthday cake and hot chocolate, at Lansdowne Park Skating Court, near the Aberdeen Pavilion. Info: www.kiltskate.com

RSCDS Vancouver Branch Burns Supper

Vancouver, BC , Canada

A traditional Scottish meal with all the trimmings, wonderful music by the Tartan Players and a dance programme to suit everyone at Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

Hosted by the The St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg at Seven Oaks Sports Plex, Garden City Community Centre. Info: [email protected], 204-960-1612 or www.kiltskate.com

Robbie Burns Night at the Rocky Mountain Folk Club

Calgary, AB , Canada

Come and celebrate the Scottish bard with music, song, the highland pipes and of course some haggis at Rosedale Community Association Hall. Info: www.rockyfolkclub.com/robbie-burns-night-2/

St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto Annual Burns Supper

Toronto, ON , Canada

A very special evening to celebrate Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, in traditional style. One of the best Burns events in the city for many years at the University Club. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal Burns Night

Montreal, QC , Canada

Join the Society’s Annual event that celebrates Robbie Burns who came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and whose lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. Share a wee dram with friends, enjoy a traditional Scottish meal (with a gourmet flair) and raise your glasses ... Read more

Robbie Burns Dinner

Stratford, ON , Canada

Roast Beef and Haggis Dinner with Music and Entertainment. Social Time starts at 5:30 and Haggis piped in at 6:00. Sponsored by the Welcoming Team at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 25 St Andrew St. Info: www.standrewsstratford.ca

Gala Burns Supper & Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns with pipes and drums, haggis, whisky, and dancing with the Scottish Society of Ottawa. Info: www.ottscot.ca/burns-supper-ottawa

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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.

The Burns Supper 2020

Halifax, NS , Canada

A festive evening to celebrate the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It's the biggest traditional Burns Supper on Canada's East Coast. This year we welcome Dr. Iain Nicolson Findlay as our chief speaker.He is a Past President of the Paisley Burns Club, and the 37th Member of the Guild of Robert Burns ... Read more

Guelph Pipe Band Burns’ Supper

Rockwood, ON , Canada

Entertainment by the Guelph Pipe Band, Stringymajig and Scottish Country Dancing, Rockmosa Community Hall, 110 Rockmosa Dr. Info: www.guelphpipeband.com

East York Kiwanis Robbie Burns Supper 2020

Toronto, ON , Canada

Join the East York Kiwanis for roast beef, haggis,and neaps and tatties. Door prizes, Silent Auction, Scottish Dancers, Cash Bar at The Birches Catering (Latvian Canadian Centre), 4 Credit Union Dr. Info: 416 451 6777 or www.eventbrite.ca

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Montreal, QC , Canada

Kilt skate hosted by the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal at Patinoire Atrium, 1000 rue de la Gauchetiere. Info: www.standrews.qc.ca/kilt-skate.html

SFU Robbie Burns’ Dinner 2020

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Simon Fraser University Pipe Band annual celebration of Burns’ Night. The evening will include Piping in of the Haggis, Burns’ poetry, song, dance and copious band performances by the SFU Pipe Band and the RMM Pipe Bands at Executive Plaza Hotel. Info: www.sfupipeband.com/events

113th Winnipeg Robert Burns Club Burns Supper

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

Immortal Memory proposed by Bobby Kane HLM, Past President Robert Burns World Federation Ltd at Holiday Inn Winnipeg South. Info: www.winnipegrobertburns.org

Robert Burns Ceilidh

Cobourg, ON , Canada

The Cobourg Highland Games Society are hosting a Robbie Burns Ceilidh. A fun evening of Scottish and Celtic music and dancing, as well as a wee taste of Scotland, with The Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums, the Busker Brothers, Madman's Window and The Cobourg Scottish Country Dancers at ​LiUNA Hall, 560 Dodge St. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/robert-burns-supper

Robert Burns Tartan Ceilidh

Regina, SK , Canada

Join the Scottish Heritage Society of Regina for their annual Robert Burns Dinner and Evening of Scottish entertainment (aka Ceilidh) at St. Martin's Parish Hall, 4720 Castle Rd. Info: [email protected].

Halifax Celtic Festival

Halifax, NS , Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture in Halifax. Info: www.facebook.com/hfxcelticfest

Sons of Scotland Pipe Band Burns Night Ceilidh

Ottawa, ON , Canada

The 129th annual Burns Celeidh hosted by the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band of Ottawa. Our evening will have the pipes and drums, dancing and a big catered buffet, silent auction and cash bar - all in support of Robert Burns and the traditions of the dinner, the Montgomery Legion, and the pipe band.Tickets are ... Read more

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Lethbridge, AB , Canada

With bagpiping provided by the Bridgecity Highlanders at ATB Centre, 74 Mauretania Road West. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Robbie Burns Dinner, Dance and Fundraiser

Calgary, AB , Canada

Alberta Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers invite you the 2020 Robbie Burns Dinner, Dance and Fundraiser.Traditional Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings and Haggis and Highland Dance performances at Varsity Community Center, 4303 Varsity Drive NW. Info: Phone: 403-998-1057or [email protected]

RCMP C-Division Pipes & Drums Annual Cèilidh

Montreal, QC , Canada

Come out to support your community and enjoy an amazing evening of good food, good company, amazing music by Squidjigger - an incredible Celtic band, and a special performance by your very own local RCMP Pipes & Drums at Lachine Legion, 3015 Rue Henri Dunant. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/rcmp-c-division-pipes-drums-annual-ceilidh-tickets-77156275497

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Saskatoon, SK , Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at The Great Canadian Kilt Skate. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Toronto, ON , Canada

Join the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada, St, Andrew’s Society of Toronto and Toronto Marlies for a kilt skate and, later in the afternoon, enjoy a hockey game as the Toronto Marlies play the Rochester Americans.(Hockey game begins at 4 p.m.)at Coca Cola Coliseum. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Songs From A Celtic Heart

Toronto, ON , Canada

The Amadeus Choir’s annual fundraiser. The choir will perform well-loved pieces from the Celtic Isles and Canada’s East Coast. Two shows (2 pm and 7 pm) at Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. Info: www.amadeuschoir.com or 416 446-0188.

The Ardbrae Ball

Ottawa, ON , Canada

The Ardbrae Scottish Country Dancers of Ottawa invite you to their Catered Buffet and Ball at the Glebe Community Centre.We shall dance to the music of Torridon Scottish Country Dance Band. Info: www.ardbrae.org

Regina Mid-Winter Celtic Festival

Regina, SK , Canada

Wendy and Mac perform around the world solo, with their band Beòlach and they're coming to the MWCF to bring a bit of Cape Breton to the prairies! Info: www.crpb.org/mwcf

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Calgary, AB , Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at Calgary Olympic Plaza. Hosted by the St Andrew-Caledonian Society of Calgary. Info: David Aftergood: [email protected], 403-975-8902 or www.kiltskate.com

Victoria Highland Games Highland Dance Competition

Victoria, BC , Canada

A weekend of Highland Dance in Victoria.The Victoria Highland Games Association and the Victoria Highland Dancing Association are offering two competitions over the BC Family Day long weekend. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

The 57th Tartan Ball

Toronto, ON , Canada

Presented by the RSCDS Toronto Associatio in the gorgeous Brûlé Ballrooms of The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd. Scottish dancing, music and food. Info: www.dancescottish.ca/Tartan_Ball.html

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Fergus, ON , Canada

Get your kilt and skates on at The Great Canadian Kilt Skate at Centre Wellington Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E. Info: www.kiltskate.com

WhiskyFête 2020

Montreal, QC , Canada

An evening of unique and rare whiskies in aid of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at The Mount Royal Club, 1175 Sherbrooke Street W. Info: www.whiskyfete.org

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

CelticFest Vancouver Ceilidh 2020

Vancouver, BC , Canada

The beating heart of CelticFest Vancouver featuring some of Vancouver’s finest Celtic performers at Hellenic Community of Vancouver . Info: www.facebook.com/events/432334594373925/

​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

Heather Ball Weekend

Vancouver, BC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- RSCDS Vancouver is pleased to present two great events for your dancing and listening pleasure. Only $95 for both ($105 for non RSCDS members) Saturday: Heather Ball at Scottish Cultural Centre – 8886 Hudson St. Sunday: Afternoon Concert with Colin Dewar and Alasdair Macleod - Holy Trinity Anglican ... Read more

Winnipeg Scottish Festival

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-At the University of Winnipeg, pipe band events at Eckhardt Gramatte Hall with solo events taking place in adjacent classrooms and lecture halls. Info: www.facebook.com/winnipegscottishfestival

March Beginners’ Night Dance

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Scottish country dance event at At Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave. Info: www.dancescottish.ca

International Whisky Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

The annual celebration of whisky- raise a dram - where ever in the world to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries. Info: www.internationalwhiskyday.org

West End Workshop and Tea Dance

Toronto, ON , Canada

Scottish Country Dancers! A full day workshop & tea dance including lunch & afternoon tea. New location: Clarke Hall, Mississauga, Ontario. Pre-registration required. Info: http://www.dancescottish.ca under Events/What's On Near.

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

Fredericton, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Fredericton Playhouse. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

Charlottetown, PEI , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Confederation Hall. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

Tartan Day Celebration

Toronto, ON , Canada

Celebrate Tartan Day with the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto. Info: www.standrews-society.ca

BC Open Championships & Competition & Workshops

Port Coquitlam, BC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- West Coast Open Premiership with 7 categories of Highland Dancing events at Riverside Community Church, 2329 Fremont Connector. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2379155755640401

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

Riverview, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Riverview Arts Centre. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

Curling for Dummies

Montreal, QC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Presented by the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal. This event is open to all ages, and players with any level of experience—including complete novices! Instruction will be provided to help out ​beginners so that everyone will have a good time on the ice at The Montreal West Curling Club. ... Read more

Tartan Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

Halifax, NS , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra Live

Montreal, QC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Come and join the ceilidh with The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Le Gesu. Info & tickets: www.sfo.org.uk

Toronto Indoor Games 2020

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Toronto Indoor Games are a long standing tradition at the Toronto Branch and are back with a new location for 2020. All events will take place at Toronto Police College beginning with solo contests at 8:30 AM and band contests at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome – admission ... Read more

​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

Come to the Ceilidh

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-The St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg will hold its second Family Friendly “Come to the Ceilidh” on April 17 at the Crescentwood Community Centre in Winnipeg as a way to celebrate Tartan Day. Info: www.standrewssocietywinnipeg.com/ceilidh

Farpais Phìobaireachd Òigridh / Young Pipers Championship

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto is hosting our annual Young Pipers Championship. The Championship is open to all Pipers 21 years and under and according to Grade at The Toronto Scottish Regiment HQ and A Company, 70 Birmingham Street, Etobicoke. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

The Quebec Thistle Awards Ceremony

Montreal, QC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Quebec Thistle Committee of the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal brings together Scots and Scots organizations from across Quebec to celebrate Scottish culture and traditions brought to Quebec by our forefathers at the Black Watch Officer’s Mess. Info: www.quebecthistle.org

National Tartan Day and Pipefest 2020

Ottawa, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of heritage and tradition with music, song and dance on Parliament Hill at 12 noon. Join the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band and guest players, Highland and Scottish country dancers, and the Ottawa Catholic School Board Children's Choir for a grand show celebrating tartans, friendship and ... Read more

Bluebell Spring Dance and Light Supper

Alliston, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-South Simcoe Scottish Country Dancing invites you to enjoy an evening of dance inspired by spring, followed by an indulgent light supper for only $10 at Knox Church, 160 King Street South. Info: [email protected]

RSCDS Spring Fling 2020 Toronto

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Spring Fling 2020 Toronto will be the first Spring Fling to be held outside of Europe. If you are between 12 and 35 years old, no matter whether you are an intermediate-level or expert Scottish Country Dancer, you are welcome to join us! Over 35? Check out the ... Read more

​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Victoria, BC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- Held over over a 10 day period, culminating in the May long weekend events held at Topaz Park, this is one of the oldest festivals in North America and one of the very few 3 full day Highland Games. Info: www.victoriahighlandgames.com

World Whisky Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

Kingston Scottish Festival

Kingston, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Pipe bands, entertainment and more at Lake Ontario Park. Info: www.kingstonscotfest.com

Scotch Tasting & Cigars

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Join the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and celebrate their 100th anniversary at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. Info: www.wppb.ca

Gathering of the Scots

Perth-Andover, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- A variety of events celebrating Scotland, including whisky, Clans and athletics. Info: www.gatheringofthescots.com

45th Annual Georgetown Highland Games

Georgetown, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, dancers and more. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

The 14th Annual Greater Moncton Highland Games

Moncton, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-There will be heavy events, highland dance, and pipe band competitions, historical reenactors, workshops, kids' activities, and more. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

Cobourg Highland Games

Cobourg, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUG 28/29- The 57th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Victoria Park. A great celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, ceilidhs, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Toronto, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together at the Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

VIRTUAL 54th Manitoba Highland Gathering

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

Due to Covid-19 this event is presenting a virtual program. Pipe Bands, Highland Dancers, Heavy Games, Canoe/Kayak Races, Sheep shearing, Mounted Archers, Clan booths, sword demos & more at Legacy Park, Kittson Rd. Info: www.manitobahighlandgathering.org

BC Highland Games

Coquitlam, BC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of Scotland at Lafarge Lake Park. Info: www.bchighlandgames.com/

Caledonia Celtic Festival

Caledonia, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of Celtic music, dance and friendship at Caledonia Fairgrounds. Info: www.caledoniacelticfestival.com

Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Dust off your kilt and flock to Kingsville for the 2020 Kingsville Highland Games, a unique mixture of sports, music, dance and community. Lakeside Park provides the intimate setting for this stirring celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture. Check out Facebook for news and updates. Tickets at the ... Read more

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A two-and-a-half-hour family show features the best of the best pipes, drums, bands, dancers, acrobats, and more. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

73rd Annual Red Deer Highland Games

Red Deer, AB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- There are numerous activities designed to create an exciting and fun day for those of Celtic Heritage, and for those who’d like to be. Info: www.reddeerhighlandgames.com

Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Kincardine, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Enjoy three days and nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality. Info: www.kincardinescottishfest.com

Almonte Celtfest

Almonte, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. It also presents a select group of artisans and vendors of goods with a Celtic flair. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

The 2020 Antigonish Highland Games

Antigonish, NS , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Games feature athletic competitions such as the Elite Mile, Scottish Heavy Events, and a Tug-Of-War, as well as competitions in Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands and Highland Dance. Info: www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca

The Festival of the Tartans

New Glasgow, NS , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- There are events for all ages including a Kilted Golf Tournament, massed pipe bands, Highland Dancing competitions, Scottish Heavy Weight Events, Clan Tents & Genealogy, a bagpipe quartet competition, and other outdoor entertainment. Info: www.festivalofthetartans.com

Orillia Scottish Festival

Orillia, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrate Scottish heritage in the heart of Orillia. Info: www.scottishfestival.ca

Grand River Clans’ Céilidh

Ohsweken, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Experience Mohawk and Scottish traditions with Outlander cast members. Info: www.outlandishexperiences.ca

The New Brunswick Highland Games Festival

Fredericton, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrates and shares knowledge of the Scottish/Celtic culture and heritage with workshops, entertainment, competitions and an opportunity to learn more about your Scottish heritage at Government House. Info: www.highlandgames.ca

Okanagan Military Tattoo

Vernon, BC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Where you can see hundreds of dancers, drummers, musicians, and singers of all ages and heritages on a single stage! Featuring over 400 performers from all over North America paying tribute to our military past and present at Kal Tire Place, 3445 43rd Ave. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

Uxbridge Scottish Festival

Uxbridge ON - Canada Uxbridge ON, Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celebrate Scotland at Elgin Park. Info: www.uxbridgescottishfestival.com

Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

Sherwood Park, AB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-An amazing and entertaining mix of Scottish pipes, drums and massed bands. Add to that Highland, Scottish and Irish dancing – and top it all off with flying kilts at the heavy games with shot put, caber toss at Broadmoor Lake Park.Info: www.sphg.ca

Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Witness an outstanding display of music, dance, sports, fiddling, pageantry, and tradition. Where more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships. Info: www.glengarryhighlandgames.com

Montreal Highland Games

Montreal, QC , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Every year, the Montreal Highland Games brings together Montrealers of Scottish and all other backgrounds to celebrate Highland games, music and culture at Douglas Hospital Grounds, Verdun. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

The Fergus Scottish Festival

Fergus, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Fergus Scottish Festival is an annual three-day celebration of Scottish heritage. Experience the best of Scotland in Canada, without the airfare. Info: www.Fergusscottishfestival.com

Margaree Highland Games

Margaree, NS , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Hosted in the beautiful Margaree River Valley - a meeting place of Scottish, Irish and Acadian cultures - the games blend traditional heavy events with bag piping & highland dancing, running races, children's games and much more. Info: www.margareehighlandgames.com

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Goderich, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The festival celebrates traditional Celtic music and craft by showcasing a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Info: www.celticfestival.ca

VJ Day 75

Ottawa, ON , Canada

A pipe band concert held to mark VJ Day 75 in Ottawa with guest players and highland dancers on Ottawa's historic Sparks Street Mall and the National War Memorial, 44 Sparks St. Guest players are welcome to join the band and learn the new tune by Mark Saul written for the occasion - please visit ... Read more

Miramichi Scottish Festival 2020

Miramichi, NB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of Scots in Miramichi. Info: www.highlandsociety.com/scottish-festival

Fèis Chomunn Gàidhlig Thoronto

Toronto, ON , Canada

We'll start things off with our traditional Friday Night Ceilidh on the 21st, hosted by Adam and Sarah! The Ceilidh is free to attend, as always. Bring your tunes, stories, poetry but most of all, bring yourself! Saturday morning we will kick things off from Scotland with Brian Ó hEadhra & Fionnghal NicChoinnich presenting an ... Read more

North Lanark Highland Games

Almonte, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Twenty pipe bands, a hundred dancers and champion heavyweight athletes combine to present what is recognised as one of the Ottawa Valley’s premier summer events at N.L.A.S. Fairgrounds. Info: www.almontehighlandgames.com

Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Cobourg, ON , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The 57th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Victoria Park. A great celebration of Scotland with pipe bands, ceilidhs, Scottish dancers and more. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Western Canada's Premier Highland Games, with pipe bands, entertainment, Clans and more. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

Calgary Highland Games

Calgary, AB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- One of the oldest gatherings in North America, since the first games, held in 1913. Organised by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association at Calgary Rugby Union, 9025 Shepard Road SE. Info: www.calgaryhighlandgames.org

The Beach Celtic Festival

Toronto, ON , Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture at Kew Gardens. Info: www.thecelticfestival.com

Scottish Gaelic Beginner class, online

Online event , United Kingdom

For the absolute beginner who is interested in or curious about Gaelic. No prior knowledge required.Please Note: This will be the only Beginner class offered until Sept 2021. Classes will include how to ask who someone is, how to introduce yourself, how to ask how someone is and how to answer that, and discussing the ... Read more

Scottish Gaelic Classes, online

Online event , United Kingdom

Scottish Gaelic classes - two levels. Level 2+ 3: Students should have some experience with the Simple Past Tense, Agam, and Orm. This class will work on adding to your Gaelic language knowledge and work on reading and writing, in Gaelic as well as starting to have Gaelic conversation. Cost for 10 x two-hour classes: ... Read more

Scottish Gaelic Class, Level 4 – online

Online event , United Kingdom

Students should have some experience with the simple past tense, future tense, past and future of irregular verbs, and conditional tense. Level 4 works on gaining comfort with speaking Gaelic and having Gaelic conversations so students should be prepared to speak in Gaelic and not only speak in English although English use will be allowed ... Read more

Scotch Tasting & Cigars

Winnipeg, MB , Canada

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- Join the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and celebrate their 100th anniversary at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St. Info: www.wppb.ca

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Online Ceilidh

Toronto, ON , Canada

Join us Friday, December 18th at 7:30p.m. EST Our VERY special guest for this evening is Cathy Ann MacPhee, renowned Gaelic singer originally from Isle of Barra. Wear your festive clothes - ugly sweaters, reindeer ears, whatever suits you! - and enjoy an evening of Christmas Carols in Gaelic! A pdf song booklet will be ... Read more

Happy Christmas

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021!

Hogman-Eh!

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Join the New Year's Eve revelry Scottish style at Hogman-eh! - the largest New Year's celebration in Ottawa and the largest Hogmanay celebration outside of Scotland. Presented by the Scottish Society of Ottawa. Info: www.OttScot.ca

Online Cèilidh – Oidhche nam Bàrd (Free event)

Online event , United Kingdom

Event Title Our first online Cèilidh for 2021 will be on Friday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m. EST - join us for Oidhche nam Bàrd - our second annual celebration of our rich Gaelic bardic heritage. Our special guest for the evening will be Lodaidh MacFhionghain / Lewis MacKinnon. Lewis has the distinction of being ... Read more

Trans Atlantic Robert Burns Day Celebration Virtual Event

Virtual event

Gather your family ‘round for a Robbie Burns Night at home! The Greater Moncton Scottish Association is hosting a virtual Trans Atlantic celebration, featuring top Celtic artists from Canada, the United States, and Scotland. Performances include: • Gaelic singer Patricia Murray & family • North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame member Ivan Hicks & Vivian ... Read more

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

North Glengarry, ON , Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. Info: www.kiltskate.com

The Scottish Society of Ottawa Burns Supper

Virtual event

The Gala Burns Supper will be held on January 23rd with the delivery of a gourmet dinner to your home in the National Capital Region. You will also receive (or can purchase separately) a link to the virtual traditional celebration. The line-up includes celebrity guests Graham McTavish who will deliver the Immortal Memory, Donnell Leahy ... Read more

A Robert Burns Celebration-Online Presentation

Coquitlam, BC , Canada

Dust off your kilts, grab your tartans and charge your whisky glasses for the first-ever ScotFestBC Robert Burns Celebration, an online presentation in collaboration with SFU’s Centre for Scottish Studies. Enjoy piping, songs, poetry and fun — just the way Scotland’s national poet liked it. We’ll have some special performers to lead us through the ... Read more

In the Footsteps of Galt and Burns-Virtual Event

Virtual event

“Travel” to the Scottish town of Irvine from the comfort of your home and celebrate Robbie Burns Day online with the Irvine Burns Club. The Irvine Burns Club has prepared an exclusive online program for Guelph Museums that explores the links between Robert Burns and Guelph-founder John Galt. The program includes a virtual tour of ... Read more

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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.

Robert Burns Supper-Online event

Cobourg, ON , Canada

Join the Cobourg Highland Games for a virtual fundraiser. With meal boxes and a video presentation of the "Address to the Haggis", the "Immortal Memory" and the "Toast to the Lassies", as well as the reading of some of Burns' works. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/robert-burns-supper

Robbie Burns Day in Canmore-Virtual event

Virtual event

For the enjoyment of all, the Malcolm Hotel and the Games organizers will be providing free access to a local virtual Robbie Burns event. This link will be posted on the afternoon of January 25, 2021 at https://canmorehighlandgames.ca/news and the video will be available for viewing through the remainder of the week.

Harris Distillery tour and tasting (Free Online Event)

Virtual event

The Gaelic Society of Toronto is Bringing Isle of Harris Distillery to you! Join us Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST The Harris Distillery folks would like to introduce themselves and the Distillery to those in Gaelic communities across the pond. We're delighted to accept their invitation for them to host an event with ... Read more

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Calgary, AB , Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates at Calgary Olympic Plaza. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Fergus, ON , Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. This event will depend on public health protocols and may be cancelled. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Toronto, ON , Canada

Celebrate Scottish heritage with food, dance, and lacing up the skates. If the public health protocols permit, we will host a community kilt skate on February 27. Info: www.kiltskate.com

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

Tartan Day Project 1320

Virtual event

We welcome you to submit a video to our Facebook page to help mark Tartan Day in 2021 - you can do a tune on any instrument, sing a song, do a dance, read a poem, talk about your heritage and cool kilted ensemble...anything that brings a smile and joy to your day will bring ... Read more

Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

Virtual event

Prof. Tanja Bueltmann (Strathclyde University) will present the Annual McKenzie Lecture which she has titled: Global Scotland: Migration, ethnic association and the making of the Scottish Diaspora. Tanja is a German historian and academic, who holds the Chair in International History at the University of Strathclyde. She specializes in the history of migration and diaspora ... Read more

West End Workshop and Tea Dance via Zoom

Virtual event

Plant some Spring into your step with splendid Teachers: Sue Porter (Oban, Scotland) and Fiona Miller (Lethbridge, Alberta) Tea Dance Musician: Don Bartlett Programme: Sign In at 12:15; Two Classes (attend one or both as desired): 1st class for Basic/Intermediate and 2nd class for Intermediate/Advanced, Tea Dance at 3:00 p.m and Socializing Time between events. ... Read more

Tartan Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

Virtual event

Prof. Timothy Shannon (Gettysburg College) will present The Curious Career of Peter Williamson, or How a Scottish Indentured Servant in America Became Edinburgh's King of the Indians. Timothy won last year's Frank Watson Prize for his book Indian Captive, Indian King which tells the story of “Indian Peter,” the Aberdeenshire boy taken to Philadelphia and ... Read more

Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

Virtual event

Amy Beingessner (University of Guelph) will present Highwaymen, Scandal and Haggis: Recipes from the Cleikum Inn. Amy is PhD candidate in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. Amy’s current research engages with early modern interpretations of stone monuments in Scotland. Her work explores the ways in which interpretations of ancient history were ... Read more

World Whisky Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Regina, SK , Canada

The Saskatchewan Highland Games and Celtic Festival regrets to announce that the 2021 outdoor event has been cancelled. This event will return May, 2022. Info: www.saskhighland.ca

Georgetown Highland Games

Georgetown, ON , Canada

The committee members of the 2021 Georgetown Highland Games have unanimously made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s games and look forward to continuing our tradition next year on June 11th, 2022. Info: www.georgetownhighlandgames.com

57/58th Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Cobourg, ON , Canada

  Cobourg Highland Games has postponed this year's Games until September 10th/11th. We have decided that our June date is no longer feasible, so with that in mind, we have booked Victoria Park for Friday, September 10 and, Saturday, September 11. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca

Greater Moncton Highland Games

Moncton, NB , Canada

Features highland dance, pipe, drum, and pipe band competitions as well as dozens of workshops & demonstrations at the Hal Betts Sportsplex. Info: www.monctonhighlandgames.com

Caledonia Celtic Festival

Caledonia, ON , Canada

It is with regret that we once again have to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Caledonia Celtic Festival have had to make the decision to cancel our 2021 Caledonia Celtic Festival, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Info: hwww.caledoniacelticfestival.com

Kingsville Highland Games

Kingsville, ON , Canada

The Town of Kingsville and the Kingsville Highland Games Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 games scheduled for June 26th. The decision was made after consultation with the Pipe Band and Highland Dancing communities along with our local Health Unit. We are looking forward now to the promotion of our 2022 ... Read more

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Halifax, NS , Canada

For over 40 years, the Tattoo has been dazzling audiences by bringing Canada’s rich history and culture to life. Info: www.nstattoo.ca

Perth Kilt Run

Perth, ON

Get your kilt on for Perth's 11th world record kilt run. Info: www.perthkiltrun.ca

Embro Highland Games

Embro, ON , Canada

The Zorra Caledonian Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the 84th Embro Highland Games. Info : www.embrohighlandgames.ca

Happy Canada Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

Wishing all our Canadian readers and friends a Happy Canada Day!

Almonte Celtfest: 25th Anniversary

Almonte, ON , Canada

A weekend of Celtic music, events and friendship at Gemmill Park. Info: www.almonteceltfest.com

Penticton Scottish Festival

Penticton, BC , Canada

Family entertainment, pipeband & solo competitions, kid's zone, highland dance, heavy events, beer garden, & more. Info: www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca

Cambridge Scottish Festival

Cambridge, ON , Canada

This event will  July 15-16th, 2022. Info: www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

2021 Okanagan Military Tattoo

Armstrong, BC , Canada

The Okanagan Military Tattoo has been cancelled for 2021 and back for 2022. Info: www.okanagantattoo.ca

Glengarry Highland Games

Maxville, ON , Canada

The Games is most disheartened to not be hosting one of the premier Highland Games in North America in 2021. In the meantime, the Games are monitoring the covid situation and developing ideas on how the spirit of the Games can be celebrated in some fashion. Keep checking back on the Games website and social ... Read more

Montreal Highland Games

Montreal, QC , Canada

In 2021, we are working on an innovative plan to bring the community together to celebrate Scottish arts and culture in a virtual environment. Info: www.montrealhighlandgames.com

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Virtual event

The Board of Directors of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival has cancelled its in-person August Festival and College event and instead is proceeding with its second virtual Festival on the same weekend. Info: www.facebook.com/goderichceltic

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus, ON , Canada

Due to Covid, Fergus Scottish Festival have made the proactive decision to not host our 2021 Festival in person live event, instead they present their second ever virtual Festival and Highland Games featuring: Heavy Events, Highland Dance, Clans & Heritage, and Pipes & Drums as well as special features. Info: www.fergusscottishfestival.com or 519-787-0099.

National Capital Highland Games

Ottawa, ON , Canada

A full day of Scottish events and celebration at The Capital Fair: Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino 4837 Albion Road South. Info: https://nationalcapitalhighlandgames.com

37th Annual North Lanark Highland Games

Almonte, ON , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of this years’ North Lanark Highland Games, the 37th Games will take place Saturday August 27th, 2022 Info: https://almontehighlandgames.com/ 

The Edmonton Scottish Society Highland Gathering

Edmonton, AB , Canada

Be stirred by the sounds of pipes and drums, the sight of highland and country dancing, the thrill of heavy events (like the hammer throw and caber toss) and the fun of it all. Info: www.edmontonscottishsociety.org/highland-gathering

30th Canmore Highland Games

Canmore, AB , Canada

Canmore Highland Games take place annually on Labour Day weekend in Canmore, Alberta - in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Info: www.canmorehighlandgames.ca

Quebec Celtic Festival

Québec, QC

A program of musical, sporting, gourmet and culturalCeltic events. The 2021 lineup will be announced in August and be available at: www.festivalceltique.com.

Cobourg Highland Games

Cobourg, ON , Canada

Solo Piping and Drumming, Heavy Event competitions, Clans, massed bands, Scottish dance and more at Victoria Park. Info: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca ​  

Scottish Studies Sept. 10th Zoom Talk

Virtual event

The next Scottish Studies Zoom Talk will take place on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11 a.m. (Toronto) - 4 p.m. (UK). Join us then for an online talk by Catherine Chorley from Dundee University. Titled "The Weaving Trade of Dunfermline in the 18th and 19th Centuries" Catherine will present her research into how the ... Read more

Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

Celtic Colours 2021

Virtual event

As the pandemic continues to impact the possibility of large gatherings and international travel, and with no ability to determine what conditions may be in the fall, Celtic Colours International Festival will once again deliver a celebration of music and culture online this October 8-16. While it is disappointing that we will not be hosting ... Read more

The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Virtual event

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute - skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

Fèis Chomunn Gàidhlig Thoronto!

Virtual event

We are hosting a Fèis weekend (traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival). Due to the pandemic, the Fèis will be online again this year. The event will start off with the Annual General Meeting on Friday the 15th, followed immediately by a traditional Friday Night Ceilidh. The ceilidh will be hosted by Gaelic Singer, Robyn ... Read more

ReJigged Festival 2021

Halifax, NS , Canada

Nova Scotia’s new trad celebration to offer both online content and live performances in the Celtic performing arts. Info: www.rejiggedfestival.com

Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

Signed and Sealed: The Rise of the Charter in Medieval Scotland

Virtual event

Join The Centre for Scottish Studies for an exciting online event and exhibit launch featuring our valuable medieval Scottish land charter collection.More than just property deeds, charters can tell us much about Scottish people, their livestock and their lands in the Middle Ages. Invocation clauses in charters reveal the local saints to whom they prayed ... Read more

The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Virtual event

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute - skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

The George Sherriff Memorial Invitational

Virtual event

After having to cancel last year’s event, the 25th George Sherriff Memorial Invitational is all systems go for 2021.Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Covid-19, this year’s event will be a virtual contest. The top 10 North American Grade 1 amateur pipers will be submitting recordings and the results from the 6/8 March, Piobaireachd, and ... Read more

Vancouver Ceilidh Dance

Vancouver, BC , Canada

Dances are held in the Scottish Cultural Centre with the class starting at 7 to 7:45 p.m. and the dance from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required – we teach you almost everything!! Loads of fun and live music too with the resident Ceilidh Band “Calanais.” Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

St. Andrew’s Night

Calgary, AB , Canada

Celebrate Scotland's patron saint with the Calgary Burns Club at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. Info: www.calgaryburnsclub.com

St. Andrew’s UN-Ball “2.1”

Virtual event

in support of the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal and the Douglas FoundationFriday, November 26, 2021 6:30 p.m. online. This year's UN-Ball will be broadcast LIVE from Montreal's historic and opulent Forget House, home of the St. Andrew's Society offices. Gather your friends and family in your own home for an evening of Scottish fun ... Read more

Happy St Andrew’s Day

Nationwide - Canada Nationwide, Canada

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!

Scottish North American Community Conference

Virtual event

The Conference, now in its 19th year, is presented annually by founding partners, The American-Scottish Foundation and CHICAGO SCOTS in association with St. Andrew's Society of Detroit, Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (COSCA), Clans And Scottish Societies of Canada (CASSOC), the Toronto, Ontario-based Scottish Studies Foundation and the University of Guelph. The Conference is an opportunity for those in the Scottish North American ... Read more

The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute – skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

Happy Christmas

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

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers, advertisers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022!

Hogman-eh! ’21 – Reconnect & Rejoice

Ottawa, ON , Canada

This year, at Hogman-eh!, our tenth annual Hogmanay celebration, we celebrate in-person and virtually. Ceud mìle fàilte! That is gaelic for one hundred thousand welcomes. More than just a greeting, this phrase is a symbol, to tell you that whoever you are, or wherever you are from, we will welcome you. Throughout the pandemic, an ... Read more

Great Canadian Kilt Skate Ottawa

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Come join us for our 8th annual event. Celebrate Scottish heritage with bare knees and ice at Lansdowne Park Skating Court. Info: www.kiltskate.com

A Celebration of Robbie Burns

Coquitlam, BC , Canada

Join us for our annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns! Fiddler Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems at Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Ave. Info: www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-celebration-of-robbie-burns-tickets-168324809035

Friday Night Virtual Ceilidh – Oidhche nam Bàrd

Virtual event

Join us Friday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. EST for our third annual Oidhche nam Bàrd!! On this night, we will celebrate our rich Gaelic Bardic heritage and culture - we welcome contributions of poetry, music, and stories from anyone in attendance. Contributions can be in Gaelic or English. Most of all, we appreciate the ... Read more

Rabbie Burns Dinner

Toronto, ON , Canada

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto at the University Club of Toronto. The event follows the time-honoured format with the Address to a Haggis, The Immortal Memory and Toasts to the Lassies and Laddies. Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Burns Supper

Vancouver, BC , Canada

A traditional Scottish meal with all the trimmings – wonderful music – entertainment – and more.  It’s a great way to introduce your family and friends to Scottish culture and enjoy the camaraderie of the local dance community. Info: www.rscdsvancouver.org

Burns Supper

Calgary, AB , Canada

Celebrate Robert Burns with the Calgary Burns Club at The Westin Hotel. Info: www.calgaryburnsclub.com

Robbie Burns Celebration

Ottawa, ON , Canada

Join the Scottish Society of Ottawa at The Canadian Museum of Nature with guest performances from Bobby Watt, Graham Lindsay and The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own). Info: www.ottscot.ca/burns-supper-ottawa

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.

Burns Statue Celebration

Toronto, ON , Canada

Everyone is welcome to celebrate of the birthday of Scotland’s national bard. There will be piping, haggis, neeps, tatties, singing, and good cheer at the Robert Burns Statue (Allan Gardens -Sherbourne and Carlton). Info: www.standrewstoronto.ca

Great Canadian Kilt Skate – Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK , Canada

Tartan up! Come join us to celebrate Scottish culture in Canada in a unique winter way at Gordie Howe Sports Complex. Info: www.kiltskate.com

The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

Virtual event

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute – skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

Great Canadian Kilt Skate — Fergus

Fergus, ON , Canada

Tartan up! Come join us to celebrate Scottish culture in Canada in a unique winter way at Centre Wellington Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E. Info: www.kiltskate.com

Great Canadian Kilt Skate — South Glengarry

Tartan up! Join us for a full afternoon of winter carnival fun -- indoors and out. Skating, music, Highland dancing, horse rides, snow sliding, hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows at Char-Lan Recreation Centre. Info: www.kiltskate.com

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.

The Gaelic Society of Toronto Ceilidh

A Ceilidh is all about community and coming together! If you have a story, a song, or an instrument you play, we invite you to contribute – skill level is not the important thing at a Ceilidh, so simply join and tell, sing or play! Most of all, we invite you to contribute with your ... Read more

Kilted Kulture for Year of Stories

Virtual event

Join us for a virtual conference in support of VisitScotland's Year of Stories #YS2022. We will have 4 speakers on Emigration from Scotland. Info: www.genealogyvic.com/MARCH-KILTEDKULTURE-CONFERENCE

CelticFest Vancouver 2022

Vancouver, BC , Canada

A celebration of Celtic culture. Info: www.celticfestvancouver.com

Tartan Day Pub Night

Toronto, ON , Canada

The St. Andrew’s Society is pleased to announce an evening of Scottish-Canadian hospitality. The room will be filled with foot-stomping tunes courtesy of band members from Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost at Dora Keogh Pub This event is open to the public so please invite anyone interested in a night of Celtic music, culture and fun! ... Read more

Happy Tartan Day

Nationwide

Tartan Day is a celebration of Scottish heritage on April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. Wear some tartan with pride today!

Burns Supper

Montréal, QC , Canada

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal's annual event that celebrates Robert Burns who came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and whose lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. Share a wee dram with friends, enjoy a traditional Scottish meal (with a gourmet flair) ... Read more