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July 2020

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: A slice of time with Murchison: the Scottish origins of the geological timescale

July 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Immortalised in the name of the South Island town, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871) was a geologist, as was his wife Charlotte (née Hugonin). Hamish Campbell (GNS Science Emeritus Scientist) will attempt with an illustrated talk, to explain the relevance of his geological explorations and why he is so significant in the history of science. ... Read more

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

July 31
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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August 2020

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

August 28
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: The Declaration of Arbroath was signed 700 years ago

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

This very important document was sent to the Pope requesting recognition of Scotland’s sovereignty and that of its king. A Strathclyde University Project is exploring various aspects of the document and tracing the genealogy of the 48 people whose names are included in the text. The University has generously agreed to share some of the ... Read more

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September 2020

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

September 25
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: Mrs. Barbour’s Army

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The period is 1915 in Glasgow – at the time the most overcrowded city in Britain. Landlords were increasing rents to exorbitant rates for families who were already struggling to survive while their husbands and fathers were away fighting in the First World War. Mary Barbour led a protest to protect the women from being ... Read more

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October 2020

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: The long arm of the Law – Scottish variety

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Maybe not exactly the ‘arm’ but certainly the influence of Scots Law is seen in New Zealand. Dr Valerie Wallace, senior lecturer in the VUW School of History, will introduce us to the fascinating uniqueness of Scots Law, much of it coming from a base in Roman law, and the way the jurisdiction is set ... Read more

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

October 30
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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November 2020

The 10th Hororata Highland Games

November 7
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

Celebrating 10 years at Hororata Domain, a full day of Scottish activities for the entire family. NZ's largest Scottish event with Pipe Bands, Scottish Clans, Scottish Dancers, heavy events and more. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

November 27
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come and enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music. No experience required, all the dances are explained (and they are pretty easy). Come on your own or bring a crowd, and bring a plate for supper if you can at St David's in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough. Info: [email protected]

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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!

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December 2020

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: [email protected]

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January 2021

Waipu Highland Games

January 1, 2021
Waipu – New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 1st January every year, come join the Waipu Highland Games, a great family day out since 1871. The most entertaining way to start every New Year, celebrate the new year in true Scottish style. Info: www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz

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March 2021

2021 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 19, 2021 - March 20, 2021
Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

Pipe Bands from around New Zealand will gather to compete in a variety of music and pipe band events. The Champion Band in each grade is decided over two music events while all bands will take part in the stirring Street March. Info: www.nzpbchamps.nz

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