Otago Centre Queens Birthday Weekend Solo Piping and Highland Dancing Competitions

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Piping & Highland dance competitions and events at University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic. Highland Dancing will be at the University of Otago College of Education Auditorium. Solo Piping will be across the road in the Otago Polytechnic G Block. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Norðan – Celtic Harp & Nordic Fiddle

New Plymouth , New Zealand

The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic inspire the music of the duo Norðan, Tory Island in the Northwest of Ireland, the Hebridean Island of Staffa, the Shetlands, Lofoten in the East, Iceland in the North and right in the middle: the Faroe Islands at 4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Tce. Info: 0800 484 925.

Happy 150th Birthday Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Retired VUW School of Architecture Associate Professor David Kernohan enjoys extolling the work of this internationally known Scottish Architect and artist who designed the Glasgow School of Art and other buildings and their furnishings; completed the concept of Glasgow’s Willow Tearooms (reputedly the first tearooms in the world), and was part of the group who ... Read more

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Happy Tartan Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate your Scottish heritage and wear some tartan today on the anniversary of the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense punishable.

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected].

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Whisky Tasting Evening

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Have a dram at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, 103 Oriental Parade. Info: www.rpnyc.org.nz

Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

A wearable art event celebrates heritage, community, and creativity, using tartan as a symbol of connection at Waipu Celtic Barn. Info: www.waipumuseum.com

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Film: The 39 Steps (based on John Buchan’s book published in 1915)

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

“It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that all contemporary escapist entertainment begins with The 39 Steps.” In 1935 Alfred Hitchcock, drawing on characters and situations created by the action novelist he adored, concocted a classic movie-thriller recipe, starring the then-current heartthrob Robert Donat, also a young Peggy Ashcroft. (B&W of course: not a ... Read more

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

One of Scotland's top music exports live at the Powerstation as part of the World Hits Tour 2018. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

Ceilidh With Vic Folk

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Vic Folk is back with high-energy Irish and Scottish tunes for a great evening of dancing! We'll have a caller to explain it all and no experience or partner is required. Join VicFolk and their live band for a night of high-energy dancing to great Celtic tunes at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro. ... Read more

With Strings Attached

Blenheim - New Zealand Blenheim, New Zealand

A mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music with guitar, fiddle, banjo bodhran and voice at Dodson Street Beer Garden, 1 Dodson St. Info: www.dodsonstreet.co.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Auckland Centre Solo Piping Festival

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Come along and support emerging pipers. Solo piping competition & events at Uxbridge Arts Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick. Info: Merv Appleton 09 534 9634 or 027 246 0929.

Highland Ball 2018

Waikanae - New Zealand Waikanae, New Zealand

Come along to the Highland Ball in Waikanae for a fun evening of dancing and socialising. Live band all night, a set from the Kapiti Pipes & Drums and a full catered supper provided. BYO drinks. Email [email protected] for enquiries, or check out our Facebook page Kapiti Caledonian Society www.facebook.com/events/126146044719771/?ti=ia

The Dramatic story of Comrie, a beautiful village in Perthshire

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Margaret Kamester, a friend in Canada, has written about this village and the WWII POW camp at nearby Cultybraggan, where a very special man, Herbert Sulzbach, achieved wonders in the de-Nazification of prisoners, and how one of them, Heinrich Steinmeyer, rewarded Comrie with amazing generosity for the humane treatment accorded to the prisoners with the ... Read more

The Long Take: Robin Robertson

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Robin Robertson is one of Britain's most acclaimed poets. His recently released book-length narrative poem, The Long Take, is 'a beautiful, vigorous and achingly melancholy hymn to the common man that is as unexpected as it is daring. Here we have a poet at the peak of his symphonic powers taking a great risk, and ... Read more

Diary of a Bookseller: Shaun Bythell

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Chronicles a year in the life of The Bookshop - the largest second hand bookshop in Scotland. It contains over 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving along twisting corridors. Bythell paints, with Black Books-esque humour, a picture of a daily grind punctuated by time-wasting customers, the occasional golden find, and spits aptly as ... Read more

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

NZ Solo Drumming Championship

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The RNZPBA is delighted to announce the inaugural NZ Solo Drumming Championship at The Drama Theatre, Scots College. The competition is an invitation only one independent of pipe band contests or solo piping events. The RNZPBA plan to live stream the event. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

Heart of The Highlands

Blenheim, Marlborough , New Zealand

Heart of the Highlands will tell the stories and legends that are said to be the origins behind the traditional highland dances of Scotland. The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand brings together New Zealand’s top highland dance talent including past and present NZ champion dancers at ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson St. Info: www.nzahnd.org.nz

Creative Writing Workshop with Denise Mina: Plotting

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Acclaimed Scottish writer Denise Mina leads an in-depth guide to plotting. Join a limited capacity group to learn the art of a well-baked plot from the writer of the Detective Morrow and Paddy Meehan series and of plays, short stories, and graphic novels. Bring your works in progress or come with a clean slate and ... Read more

A Life of Crime: Denise Mina

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Best-selling Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina joins Catherine Robertson for a conversation about a writing life immersed in the darker side of life. Following her brilliantly engrossing Alex Morrow and Garnethill series, Mina's latest book is the award-winning The Long Drop, based on the true story of Peter Manuel, a serial killer operating in 1950s ... Read more

Heart of The Highlands

Oamaru , New Zealand

Be sure to see this spectacular showcase of Celtic legends told in highland dance by the internationally acclaimed Highland Dance Company of New Zealand. Learn the stories behind the classic dances of the highlands of Scotland brought to you by this innovative Company of New Zealand’s top highland dance talent joined by Oamaru’s own local ... Read more

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected].

With Strings Attached

Blenheim - New Zealand Blenheim, New Zealand

A mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music with guitar, fiddle, banjo bodhran and voice at Dodson Street Beer Garden, 1 Dodson St. Info: www.dodsonstreet.co.nz

Celtic Pipe Band: Worlds Variety Concert

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

The Celtic Pipe Band present an afternoon of entertainment with a mixture of traditional and modern music in their very own Worlds Variety Concert at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts. All proceeds will help CPB get to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow - August 2019. Tickets: www.ncma.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

End of Winter Ceilidh

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Join us for a ceilidh dance to farewell winter and welcome in spring! As usual your favourite family band the Chias will be playing up a storm to get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Everyone welcome, invite your friends and family at Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre. Info: +64 22 084 8581 or www.facebook.com/aucklandceilidhs

Celtic In the Kirk

Picton , New Zealand

A Celtic Variety Concert featuring performances by Shamrock Touch, Highland & Irish Dancers, Ella Kernick-Harvey (vocal), Blenheim & Districts Pipers and Drummers, Angus John Monk (piano), Kurt Simcic & friends (Celtic) at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 38 York St. Info: Phone: 03-573 6466.

Ceilidh Dance: Family Fun for All

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place. At Irish Society Hall, ... Read more

Papakura Pipe Band Whisky Tasting Fundraiser

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Sampling whisky from 6 of Scotland's finest distilleries, come join us for an evening of fun and whisky history, with entertainment by Papakura Pipe Band at Glengarry Wines, 118 Wellesley Street West. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

Encounters in a New Zealand Colonial Settlement

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

“It is curious how keenly allied in character are the Scottish Highlander and the Maori” – Former Director of the VUW Stout Centre Irish/Scottish Studies, Brad Patterson will tell of his research into the intriguing story of this relationship with the Victoria University of Wellington Scottish Interest Group. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected].

Drury Mini Pipe Band Contest

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Papakura Pipe Band excited to announce the mini band contest is back again for 2018, with more craic in store for everyone at Murphy's Law Irish Bar, 200 Great South Rd. Registration and info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz/minis

NZ Young Piper of the Year 2018

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

This exciting one day event will consist of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for all ages and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 ... Read more

Canterbury Caledonian Society Ceilidh

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Come and enjoy a night of fun and dance. A Bar and supper at  5 Michelle Rd, Wigram. Info: www.canterburycaledonian.org.nz

Auckland Heritage Festival: Scots In Auckland’s North

Whangaparaoa, Auckland , New Zealand

Migration, Enterprise and Scottish Culture: Scots in Auckland’s North. Hear about and enjoy fascinating stories of the Scots who have made Auckland’s north their home over the last 150 years. In this presentation, research librarian Carolyn Skelton will tell stories of Scots in the Auckland’s north, drawing on oral histories and other historical material at ... Read more

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

New Scottish Country Dancers’ Celebration 2018

Lower Hutt , New Zealand

RSCDS Wellington Region Scottish Country Dance event and introduction at Knox – St Columba Church Hall. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz/wellington/events.htm

Whisky Galore!

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Lunch and movie at Ryders Cinema 177 Riversdale Road Avondale. Lunch roast cooked in a wood-burning stove. The movie is “Whisky Galore”. The 2016 remake of the 1949 film on the saving of the Scottish Island Todday from a drought of whisky. Info: Geoff Parry 09 418 3678 or [email protected]

Scottish Country Dancing

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish dancing is social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music! Have fun and meet new people, while getting fit at Wellington Girls College , Pipitea St, Thordon. Info: 04 385 8919.

Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Silver Chanter Solo Piping Competitions 2018

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

As one of the biggest solo piping competitions in New Zealand and highly rated amongst competitors and spectators alike, the competitions are home to the biggest light music prize in NZ piping, the Silver Chanter March, Strathspey & Reel event at St Andrew's College, Normans Rd. Info: www.pipersclub.co.nz/competitions

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Shetland Knitwear Demonstration

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

The beauties of Shetland knitwear and the skill of its creators Members of the Shetland Society will come to share and demonstrate how these marvellous pieces are created – traditional and modern designs including the fine lace with the Victoria University of Wellington Scottish Interest Group. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Upper Hutt Highland Gathering

Upper Hutt - New Zealand Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Scottish Highland Gathering in the Park - bring your family for a fun-filled day of music, dance and activities. Including Highland Dancing, bagpipes, Scottish Swordfighting, Archery, Highland Cows, Clan tents and more at Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Rd. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/upper-hutt-highland-gathering/upper-hutt

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

8th Annual Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

A brilliant day of Scottish celebration at New Zealand's largest Scottish event with pipe bands, athletics, Scottish dance, Clan lane and more at Hororata Domain. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Hornby Tattoo

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A Celtic Tattoo celebrating Armistice Day at the "Castle" upstairs at the Hornby Club, 17 Carmen Road, Hornby. Info: www.facebook.com/Hornby-Tattoo-2018-1648046535271709/

Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

A range of activities from traditional and contemporary Scottish culture at Ellerslie Event Centre, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera. Info: www.aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Cinema

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will hit the big screen in Australia for the first time. Audiences will enjoy a 90 minute programme of 2018’s show, ‘The Sky’s the Limit’. The world renowned Tattoo is full of pageantry, military precision, innovation, storyline, music and more and one of the top live experiences in the world. ... Read more

Scottish Week

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The Scottish Clans Association is promoting an exhibit of Scottish Culture, Literature, Magazines, Tartans, Sporrans, Weapons and Jewellery in the Remuera Library, Auckland, in the week leading up to St Andrew's Day 30th November. We will start with a Pipeband and Dancers, followed by stories for children and adults, with discussions of the Declaration of ... Read more

Kirkin o’ Tartan

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Join the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council in the St Andrews Chapel, St Andrews College, 347 Papanui Road, . Join the Scottish Heritage Council in this annual event which will, for the first time, be held in the rebuilt college chapel. Info: www.scottishsocietyofnz.com/canterbury-scottish-heritage-council.html

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Happy St Andrew’s Day

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!

St Andrew’s Day Celebration

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Dougall Mackay will be onsite to mark St Andrews Day complete with bagpipes to bring life to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage as he pipes his way through Toitū OSM – Galleries. Info: 03 477 5052 or [email protected]

Christchurch Casino Highland Day

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Annual Highland Day Contest run by the Canterbury Caledonian Society Grade One Pipe Band commences at 11am. To be held in the grounds of the Ilam Homestead. Info: Secretary Kim Robertson [email protected]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 highland pipe bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers, solo drummers and highland dancers will converge on The Square. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Happy Christmas

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

RSCDS NZ Branch Summer School Nelson 2018/19

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

The RSCDS New Zealand Branch Inc. extends a warm invitation for all Scottish country dancers to attend the Summer School. Info: www.dancescottish.org.nz

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games to take place each year in the world, bagpipes, Scottish dance, Clans, tartan and more. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

RNZPBA Summer School

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The largest Summer School in the Southern Hemisphere offers Jack Lee and Reid Maxwell from world-famous Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Canada); fantastic tutors from New Zealand and additional international tutors at St Andrew’s College, Papanui Rd. Info: [email protected] or www.nzpipebands.org.nz/education/summer-school

National Shortbread Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Celebrate the classic Scottish treat today! Shortbread is so named because of its crumbly texture which is caused by its high-fat content, provided by the butter.   “Shortening” is its related word that refers to any fat that may be added to produce a “short” (crumbly) texture.

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Robbie Rocks Dunedin 2019 Concert

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Robbie Burns may be the greatest songwriter in history. He was certainly the outstanding ‘rock star’ of 18th-century Scotland and love for his poems and songs has spread around the world ever since. Join at the upper Octagon to hear the Robbie Rocks Dunedin finalists rocking out their interpretation of some Burns’ classics. The winners ... Read more

Burns Supper

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

This is a truly Scottish celebration of the life and poetry of Robbie Burns with Scottish food specials including Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, as well as specials on Scotch Whisky, Tennents Lager and Irn Bru at Malt Public House, 442 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. Info: 360 9537 or www.facebook.com/events/191234865154600

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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.

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Celebrate Robert Burns at St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Turakina Highland Games

Turakina - New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

Celebrating everything Scottish with Highland & National dancing, the New Zealand Open Solo Piping Championships, pipe bands and traditional Scottish field events. Many Clans are represented and members are happy to help you research your Celtic heritage at Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd. Info: 027 6656 238 or www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Scottish Country Dancing Beginners’ Class

Lower Hutt , New Zealand

Scottish Country Dancing is a lively and energetic form of dance in a fun, friendly environment. The dances are made up of traditional steps and easy to learn patterns that will be introduced to you by an experienced teacher. No dance experience required at Holy Trinity Church, 4 Gordon St, 10 week course. Info: www.lowerhuttscd.org.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo

Paeroa - New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

A fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one in New Zealand to hold an evening Tattoo at the Paeroa Domain. Info: www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

Pipes In The Park 2019

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Clans, castles (of the bouncy kind) and craft markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country at Waitangi Park, 107 Cable St. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

At St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Papakura Pipe Band’s Mini Pipe Band Contest

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Battling it out on stage will be New Zealand's top pipe bands showcasing their talent in a relaxed backyard bar environment at Murphy's Law, 200 Great South Rd. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Canterbury Centre Pipe Band Contest

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Canty Centre Contest held at Innovation Park, Templeton with both music events and Street March. Juvenile event and display. Info:  Kim Robertson - [email protected] or 027 222 7330.

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

This is a day initiated by The Bagpipe Society to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions. Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Best of pipe bands come to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South, with full competitions and events at  the Otago University Oval, Logan Park Dr. Info: Maureen Hurrell 03-478-0676 or [email protected]

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

At St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Dressed to Kilt

New York - USA New York, NY, USA

A Scottish night of charity, fashion and fun at The Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Ave. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

Scottish Clans -Scottish Settlers Bus Tour 2019

Northland , New Zealand

Come and explore our Scottish history in Northland with the  Scottish Clans Association. Going to Waipu Museum, Normanite performance, Fiddlers, Paihia, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Stephenson Lighthouse at Cape Brett, Music & crafts, and dinner with friends. Info: 021 739 643 or www.scottishclans.co.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Whisky Tasting

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Hosted by Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington Pipe Band Hall, corner of Hanson and Stokes, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Danny Bhoy-Age of Fools Tour

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand new show in 2019. Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling at various cities. Info: www.abpresents.com.au

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

At St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

The Proclaimers Live

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scotland’s finest Celtic soul brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have reached a rarefied status: after three decades they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, The Proclaimers continue to garner new fans. Info: www.the.proclaimers.co.uk/the-gigs

Ngaio – Annual Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

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

Scottish Country Dancing

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish dancing is social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music! Have fun and meet new people, while getting fit at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St. Info: 04 385 8919.

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

22nd Clan Donald Anniversary Dinner

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Held at the Quality Hotel, Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland. A four-course dinner plus Guest Speaker and entertainment by the Balmoral Dancers. Info:  09 418 3678 or www.clandonald.nz/events

Shetland Viking Dance

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Presented by the Shetland Society of Wellington. Info: www.shetlandwellington.org.nz

World Whisky Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: www.worldwhiskyday.com

Celtic Inn Targe – Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

The Celtic Inn Targe and Colin Craig Claidheamh Mòr (“Claymore”) competitions are set to again showcase local and national solo bagpiping talent at the highest level at The Celtic Inn, Regent Arcade, 73-77 Broadway Ave. Info: [email protected]

World Whisky Day 2019

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Journey through the wondrous world of whisky and experience the varying flavours of American, Canadian, Scottish, Irish and Japanese whiskies - accompanied by food pairings inspired by their countries of origin at The Hudson On Chews, 56 Victoria St. Info: www.thehudson.co.nz

Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

At St Davids in the Fields Church, 202 Hillsborough Rd. All are welcome to play, dance, or even call ceilidh dances and certainly just to watch. Info: [email protected]

Otago Centre Queen’s Birthday Competition

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Highland dance competitions and events at Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Hosted by the Wellington Gaelic Club (Communn Gaidhealach Wellington) at Pipe Band Hall cnr of Stoke and Hanson Streets. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Auckland Region Ball

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Scottish country dance event and ball. Info: www.aucklandscd.org.nz

Tartan Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride today!

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Tartan Day Lunch

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Presented by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council. Celebrate Tartan Day. Info: [email protected]

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Waipu Museum Art’nTartan

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

Wearable Art is for everyone. Celebrate the migration of the Scottish settlers to Waipu, and revel in the vibrant multi-cultural Waipu of today. The designers' creations will be front and centre, as Art'nTartan continues to develop its reputation as a very creative wearable arts event at Waipu Celtic Barn, 47 The Centre. Info: 0800 BUY ... Read more

Robert Burns’ Winter Dinner

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

An evening of fine tradition that is Robert Burns' Winter Dinner hosted by the Manawatu Scottish Society. Enjoy the fantastic three-course traditional meal, superlative entertainment, lively speakers and unique warmth of atmosphere at Manawatu Scottish Hall, 52 Princess St. Info: Neil Doherty or Brent Le Quesne on 06 354 2370 or 027 289 8711 respectively.

Gaelic Ball 2019

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish music, food and dance hosted by Wellington Gaelic Club (Communn Gaidhealach Wellington). Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Bagpipe Appreciation Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Show your love of the pies by playing your pipes today or listen to favourite band. Be sure to listen to some bagpipe music today!

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Ceilidh – Scottish Evening

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Featuring Papakura Pipe Band, Pukekohe & Districts RSA Pipe Band and The Barnstormers.Come along for a night of Scottish dancing, pipe bands, Highland dancing, whisky toss and the famous haggis at Karaka War Memorial Hall, Cnr Linwood and Blackbridge Roads, Karaka. Info: Buy Tickets – 0211645297 or www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

Mosgiel Piping & Dancing Society Competition

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Featuring:6 x Otago Championships. Merit Awards & Trophies for selected events. Special prizes for selected events. Info: www.facebook.com/Mosgiel-Piping-Dancing-Society

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Ceilidh – Put On Your Dancing Shoes and Bring Your Friends

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place, at Christchurch Folk Music ... Read more

Great Scots – Agnes Blackie

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Dr Ali Clarke examines the life of Agnes Blackie (1897-1975), one of the first generation of women academics at the University of Otago, lecturing in physics for over 40 years. Her passion for physics and her skill at teaching made her a favourite with students. She provided particular support to women in a male-dominated field, ... Read more

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

New Zealand Solo Drumming Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The competition will take place at Rangi Ruru Girls' School in the Merivale Lane Theatre in their wonderful Performing Arts Building on the same day as the 2019 RNZPBA Conference. Info: www.nzpipebands.org.nz

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Outlander Ceilidh

Oamaru , New Zealand

Kick up you heels, with the music from Boru in this Scottish Social dance. A rustic Scottish supper shall be served during the evening. Come dressed as your favourite Outlander character be it Claire, Jamie Dougal or Murtagh at Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street. Prizes for the best dressed. Info: [email protected] or phone 021 515 ... Read more

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

NZ Young Piper of the Year

Nelson - New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand

This exciting one day event consists of two core sections: a standard style competition during the day for ALL AGES and graded events including a full list of Novice, D, C, and B Grade Piobaireachd and light music followed by a concert style event in the evening for those entered in the Under 21 MSR ... Read more

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Mini Pipe Band Contest

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

New Zealand's top mini pipe bands will battle it out at Murphys Law Irish Bar. Info: www.papakurapipeband.co.nz

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

New Dancers’ Celebration

Poriru , New Zealand

All dancers in the Wellington Region are invited to join the New Dancers’ Celebration to be held at the Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. Info: Tawa Scottish Country Dance Club 04 478 3077 or [email protected]

Scottish Country Dancing

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Scottish dancing is social and energetic – exercise for body and mind, done to toe-tapping music! Have fun and meet new people, while getting fit at Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St. Info: 04 385 8919.

Shooglenifty New Zealand Tour

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Scottish folk fusion stars Shooglenifty will be performing tunes and songs old and new when they head back New Zealand in October. Shooglenifty stir up a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves known as ‘hypno-folkadelic ambient trad’. Famed for their out-of-the-box performances, fling your frustrations out the door and skip ... Read more

Billy Connolly – The Sex Life of Bandages

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. Featuring blistering observations of everyday absurdities and a deeply personal interview, The Sex Life of Bandages is a big screen tribute to an iconic funny man who is ... Read more

Silver Chanter Solo Piping Championships

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Solo piping competitions and events at St Andrews College, Normans Rd. Info: www.piping-dancing.org.nz

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Auckland Biannual Ceilidh

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

Featuring the talented live band The Chias, be prepared for a wild night full of fun and laughter with ceilidh dancing for all, no matter your age, stage or dancing ability! All dances are called (taught) at 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1376532139161529

Carterton Annual Dance

Carterton , New Zealand

Scottish country dancing at Carterton Events Centre. Info: www.lowerhuttscd.org.nz

Ceilidh

Feilding - New Zealand Feilding , New Zealand

The cheerful melodies of Scottish music will make you want to dance, so get ready for a night to remember! While traditionally 'ceilidh' was a term used for any kind of social gathering with informal entertainment like music, storytelling and dance, these days the main element of a ceilidh is usually dancing. Although similar to ... Read more

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

The Hororata Highland Games

Hororata - New Zealand Hororata, New Zealand

The event attracts over 300 competitors who compete in Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Tug O’ War and the Oceania Heavyweight Championship (professional Scottish heavy athletics). 100s of stalls from Clans to crafts with thousands of visitors, a great Scottish day out. Info: Cindy Driscoll 021 366 606 or www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Marua Scottish Dance

Whangarei , New Zealand

An evening of Haggis, bagpipes, whiskey tasting and music by special guests Kurfew at Marua Community Hall 752 Marua Rd. Info: [email protected]

The Auckland Highland Games & Gathering

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

The region's largest celebration of Scottish heritage with pipe bands, Clans, entertainment and more at the Ellerslie Event Centre. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

St Andrews Day

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Dugald Robert Mackay will be onsite to mark St Andrews Day complete with bagpipes to bring life to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage as he pipes his way through the galleries at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden. Info: www.toituosm.com

Happy St Andrew’s Day

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!

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Christmas Celebration with a Celtic Spirit

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

Celebrate the holiday's with a Celtic spirit at Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Road /222 Langdales Rd. Info: 03 342 1033.

40th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

Upwards of 20 Highland Pipe Bands and scores of contestant solo bagpipers and solo drummers will converge on The Square, with an extra special element this year in celebrating this milestone. Info:  Brent Le Quesne on 027 289 8711 or [email protected].

Wellington Gaelic Club Ceilidh

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Come dance with the Wellington Gaelic Club at Wellington City Pipe Band hall on the corner of Hanson and Stokes Street, Newtown. Info: www.wellingtongaelicclub.org.nz

Happy Christmas

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

A friendly group for all interested in all facets of Scottish life – history, culture, etc at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Northcote Invitational

Northcote , New Zealand

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top solo pipers in their build up for the Waipu Highland Games. No entry charge. Events: Double MSR and Open Medley with a prize for the overall winner (based on medley preference)at Northcote Tavern. Info: Auckland & District Pipe Band: [email protected]

Happy Hogmanay

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Waipu Highland Games

Waipu - New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand

The first Highland Games in the world each year with pipe bands, Scottish dance, heavy events, Clan tents and more at Caledonian Park, Main Road. Info: www.waipugames.co.nz

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Turakina Highland Games

Turakina - New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

The event is a family friendly day at Turakina Domain, including Pipe Bands, solo piping & drumming, Highland and National Dancing, traditional field events, children's events, Clan & market stalls and an evening ceilidh. Free on site parking and camp sites available @ $5. Entry $10 per person, children under 15 free. Info: [email protected] or ... Read more

Happy Burns Night

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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 Night Dinner 2020 – Burns + Brexit

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

Join Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and the Dunedin Burns Club to consider thoughts on how Burns might have viewed Brexit from British High Commissioner Laura Clarke and Professor Alison Phipps from the University of Glasgow. Enjoy traditional Scottish food and drink, kick your heels up at the ceilidh. Info: [email protected] or 03 477 5052.

Burn’s Supper 2020

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Celebrate the life & poetry of Scotland's national Bard, Robert Burns. With a 3 course set menu for $65 including a drink on arrival & a dram of whisky for the presentation of the Haggis. There will be some live music throughout the evening from our good friend Gerry O'Neil & of course plenty of ... Read more

Burns Night

Napier - New Zealand Napier , New Zealand

Come celebrate beautiful Bonnie Scotland's favourite event with a traditional Burns Night! From Kilts to Bagpipes and copious amounts of Whisky and a delicious 3-course dinner - this is going to be a night not to miss! Come enjoy all that is amazing about the incredible country of Scotland at Taradale Club, 55 Wharerangi Road, ... Read more

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

Paeroa - New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 27th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one ... Read more

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Pipes In The Park 2020

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games. Pipe Band competition, Highland dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment from some of the best Pipe Bands in the country. A fun family day out at Waitangi ... Read more

Scottish Harp & Guitar – Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

Hamilton, NZ MT, United Kingdom

Two of Scotland’s most lauded traditional musicians, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy bring their passion for Scottish music to New Zealand for the first time at The Meteor, 1 Victoria St. Info: www.themeteor.co.nz

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

DramFest

Christchurch - New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand's largest whisky tasting and education festival and an iconic event in the drinks industry calendar at Christchurch Town Hall. Info: or 03 377 6824 or www.dramfest.co.nz |

International Bagpipe Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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!

Pipe On In NZ Pipe Band Championships 2020 Invercargill

Invercargill , New Zealand

A day of celebration as some of the worlds best bands gather for two days at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships 2020. Pipe, drum, eat and drink in true southern style along side bands from NZ, Australia and the USA compete for the NZ title at Queens Park. Info: www.facebook.com/events/329868521068407/

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Terry Tully and Paul Turner – Post-Nationals Session

Invercargill , New Zealand

Meet World Champion Pipe Major Terry Tully and World Solo Drumming Champion and RSPBA Adjudicator Paul Turner. A relaxed seminar for all pipers, drummers, drum majors and judges at the Ascot Park Hotel. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/861254404305128/

International Whisky Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Scottish Celtic Music Group

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- 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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

New Zealand Military Tattoo

Palmerston North - New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- New Zealand’s biggest military spectacular is coming to Palmerston North City. Experience an inspiring musical extravaganza bringing together more than 600 performers from around New Zealand who will showcase military and cultural heritage. Info: 0800 46 2020 or www.nztattoo.nz

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

Mairi Campbell with Ada Francis Live

Dunedin - New Zealand Dunedin , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Multi-award winning Mairi Campbell is a pioneering Scottish musician: an improviser, ballad singer, violist and theatre maker. She extends the boundaries of traditional music, powerfully injecting deep craft, groundedness and spirit to the stage at 50Dundas, 50 Dundas St. Info: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).

Scottish Ceilidh Club

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

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

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

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 Glamis at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

Scottish Celtic Music Group

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: John Hawthorn: [email protected]

Motueka Scottish Dancing Club Ceilidh

Motueka , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- Motueka Scottish Dancing Club are holding a Ceilidh. A Ceilidh is a social event with Scottish or Irish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling, so expect live music, lots of dancing and entertainment and of course good food at Lower Moutere Hall, Moutere Highway. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/ceilidh/motueka

Auckland Biannual Ceilidh

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Auckland Biannual Ceilidhs is excited to announce the next ceilidh, happening the day after the celebrated spring festival of May Day! As always the extremely talented and lively band The Chias will be playing; you won't be able to help but tap your feet and clap your hands! Be ... Read more

Scottish Fiddle Club Night

Auckland - New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM at St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Rd. Info: www.freewebs.com/aucklandscottishfiddleclub

World Whisky Day

Nationwide - New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

Scottish Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Ceilidh Club

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]

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group: Got a Scottish ‘favourite’? A person, place, story, poem, food?

Wellington - New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

You are invited to share your favourite (talk ten-minute max). Please tell Edith 388-8069 or Linda 567-0557 about your choice to avoid ‘double-ups’ and allow for the arranging of the programme sequence at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Info: www.wellyscots.wordpress.com

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

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

Scottish Ceilidh Club

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]

Scottish Ceilidh Club

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]

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

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