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April 2021

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-There and Back Again: The Geography and Radicalism of the Ulster-Scots

April 28
Wellingon New Zealand

The Scots, early emigrants from Ireland, gave the country its name. David Hannah (VUW History Dept) will explain how James VI found it politically prudent to settle some back in Ulster and their struggle to reconcile their devout Protestant faith with a radical attitude towards the emancipation of their Irish Catholic countrymen at the Victoria University ... Read more

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May 2021

Scottish Celtic Music Group

May 7
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Ngaio Annual Dance – 50th Anniversary

May 8
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish country dance event at Ngaio Town Hall, Ottawa Road, Ngaio. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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CELTIC fok dancing for FUN!

May 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

CELTIC dancing for FUN! live music, family friendly, refreshments provided - great low-cost friendly night out for all ages and abilities at 126 Point Chevalier Rd. Info: www.kingandpower.co.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

May 14
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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World Whisky Day

May 15
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-“The archetype of our oneness with the earth” – John Muir, “Father of the National Parks”

May 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Maybe a school reading book in Dunbar, his home town (near Edinburgh) spiked John Muir’s interest in all aspects of nature. Aged 11 (1849) the family emigrated to Wisconsin. John Dalgety will explain how Muir’s passion – exploring Yosemite and such places, meant advocating for their preservation with repercussions around the world at the Victoria University ... Read more

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidhs: May Ceilidh

May 29
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Let's have a ceilidh! Bring along your favourite people, grab your dancing shoes and your water bottle, and let's have a night full of dancing at Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandceilidhs

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June 2021

Scottish Celtic Music Group

June 4
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Monthly on the first Friday at St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Rd. All instruments welcome to read through favourite Scottish tunes and dance sets. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

June 11
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

June 12
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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Nelson Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh

June 26
Nelson – New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

Come along to the City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band Ceilidh, and come dancing! Held at the Sun City Darts Club Hall, Guppy Park, Sovereign Street, Nelson. To purchase email: [email protected] for a numbered ticket.

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-What weight did Atlas carry on his shoulders?

June 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Stuart Hudson's lifelong passion has been, and is, climbing the hills of his native Scotland, New Zealand and elsewhere. How the mountain Schiehallion played a major part in calculating the weight of the Earth is one of the fascinating stories he has to tell at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay ... Read more

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July 2021

International Tartan Day

July 1
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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!

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

July 9
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

July 10
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Pictish puzzle, Aberlemno and beyond – Alison Morris’ home territory.

July 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The Picts are becoming better documented.  Fortunately, ongoing discoveries on Pictish society continue to be published by archaeologists and  academics. Alison Morris will attempt to give an update on some of the more recently available information, referring particularly to the family graveyard of her paternal grandmother in the Forfar area, and the enigmatic carved stones to be ... Read more

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August 2021

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

August 14
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Scottish settlers of the barque Blenheim

August 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

In December 1840 around 200 Scottish settlers, mostly from Lochaber and Skye, with a contingent from Paisley and Glasgow, landed at Kaiwharawhara (established the first Scottish settlement in New Zealand there) from where they spread throughout the country. For the 175th Anniversary (of the arrival in 2015) NZ writer Hugh McPhail (a descendant) researched the lives of ... Read more

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September 2021

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

September 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

September 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-The Deans Family – Canterbury’s legend of heartache, tenacity and triumph

September 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Fifth generation member of the family, Nicky Hobbs will ‘show’ us beautiful Riccarton House (acquired by Christchurch Council in 1947) and share the story of these amazing Scottish pioneers, including Jane’s ten-year wait in Scotland to marry John until he got established in this new country, then, as a widow made her family prosper  at the Victoria ... Read more

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October 2021

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 8
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

October 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group-Glamis Castle: mystery, murder and a monster!

October 28
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Glamis Castle (near Forfar, north of Perth) was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. NZ Writer Julia Millen will talk about her Scottish family connection with the castle. As usual – this being the last meeting of the year, we shall start with a brief review of 2021 and look forward to 2022  at the ... Read more

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November 2021

Hororata Highland Games

November 6
Hororata – New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi twist, with pipe bands, strong men, Clans, and plenty of fun for teh whole family at Hororata Domain. Info: www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 12
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

November 13
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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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 2021

Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 10
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland 7.30pm - 10pm. Info: [email protected]

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The Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

December 11
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A ceilidh is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - except January - in the City of Wellington Pipe Band Hall from 8.00pm - 12.00am. We are a very family oriented organisation and we encourage participation by all ages. All welcome.Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

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