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July 2020

Okanagan Military Tattoo

July 25, 2020 - July 26, 2020
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

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The Glasgow Canal Festival

July 25, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Will introduce a Canal Carnival Flotilla, a parade of boats adorned with large-scale carnivalesque artworks that will celebrate the diversity of Glasgow's multicultural communities and the beauty of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Info: www.glasgowcanalfestival.com

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Scottish Pipe Band Championships

July 25, 2020
Dumbarton United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-With over 125 pipe bands, first class entertainment and traditional highland dancing all on offer, why not come along and witness the sound of Scotland first hand at Levengrove Park. Info: www.rspba.org

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Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre Highland Games and Gathering

July 25, 2020
Lochearnhead United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Traditional Highland games with music, dancing and sports. Includes the clan gathering of the clans McLaren, Stewart, McGregor and McNabb at Games Park. Info: www.lochearnheadhighlandgames.co.uk

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Uxbridge Scottish Festival

July 25, 2020
Uxbridge ON – Canada Uxbridge ON, Canada

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

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International Tartan Day

July 25, 2020
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Scottish awareness in the Australian community,a free day of entertainment including Pipe Bands, Highland & Country Dancers, Celtic Bands,Fiddle orchestra,solo artists & much more from 9am to 4pm at King George Square. Info: www.aussie-scots.org.au

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Sherwood Park Highland Gathering

July 25, 2020
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

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The Maitland Tattoo

July 25, 2020
Maitland, NSW Australia

Presented by the City of Maitland Pipes and Drums, enjoy a presentation of pipes and drums, dancers and more at Maitland Town Hall, 281 High St. Info: Greg Queenan 0409 918 260 or www.maitlandpipeband.org.au

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

July 25, 2020
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come and join us to celebrate our return. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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

July 28, 2020
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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Clan MacLeod North American Gathering 2020

July 29, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Livonia, MI United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Workshops and entertainment will feature talent from around the Great Lakes Region, including: Pipe Major St. Andrew’s Pipe Band, Barbara E. Bull, author of the Katherine MacLeod Series about a MacLeod Clan family and its Scottish heritage; and Banquet speaker, Prof. Elliot MacFarlane, representative of the National Trust ... Read more

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Clan Cameron – 2020 Gathering

July 30, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Spean Bridge United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Cameron clansfolk, septs, descendants and friends are cordially invited to an International Gathering of Clan Cameron at Achnacarry, that stunning residence near Loch Arkaig upon the Lochiel Estate near Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire. Info: www.facebook.com/clancameron

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Glengarry Highland Games

July 31, 2020 - August 1, 2020
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

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

July 31, 2020
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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The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games

July 31, 2020 - August 1, 2020
Livonia, MI United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is proud to present its 171st Annual Highland Games, the oldest continuous games in North America. Dedicated to preserving Scottish heritage through its arts, customs, dress, literature and national games. The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit would like to invite you and ... Read more

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August 2020

Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games

August 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Edgewater, CO CO United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of Scotland at Citizens Park, 5420 W 24TH Ave. Info: www.scottishgames.org

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Montreal Highland Games

August 2, 2020
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

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The Fergus Scottish Festival

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 7, 2020 - August 29, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A world-class military event rooted in Scottish tradition, with hundreds of performers from across the globe, at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Info: www.edintattoo.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Festival

August 7, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival has brought powerful and significant work to delight and challenge the capital's residents and visitors with a celebration of music, theatre, art and dance. Info: www.eif.co.uk

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 7, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August, for three weeks, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Info: www.edfringe.com

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Clan MacKenzie Gathering 2020

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Strathpeffer United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Calling all MacKenzie's and septs for a variety of events. Info: www.clanmackenziesociety.co.uk/events/gathering-2020/

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Margaree Highland Games

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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

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The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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

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Hunter Valley Highland Games

August 8, 2020
Lovedale, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Come and spend the day in vines and hear the pies, see the strength and watch the dance at Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Rd. Info: www.huntervalleyhighlandgames.com.au

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PipingLive!

August 8, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The world's biggest week of piping from daily performances at the Street Cafe to Pipe Bands in the heart of the city on Glasgow's Buchanan Street, this festival brings musicians together from across the world. Info: www.pipinglive.co.uk

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Brodick Highland Games

August 8, 2020
Brodick, Isle of Arran United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Traditional village Highland games with athletics, a pipe band, heavy weights, Highland dancing and stalls. Info: www.facebook.com/BrodickHighlandGames

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A Night in That Land

August 12, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Inveraray & District Pipe Band live at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Info: www.idpb.co.uk

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Scots in the Bush 2020

August 13, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Boondooma QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia. With music, food and friendship at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au

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The World Pipe Band Championships

August 14, 2020 - August 15, 2020
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Worlds now regularly attract more than 220 bands with more than a quarter coming from overseas. The event regularly receives entries from 15 or more countries at Glasgow Green. Info: www.theworlds.co.uk

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

August 14, 2020
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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Stirling Highland Games

August 15, 2020
Stirling – Scotland Stirling , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A full programme of traditional Highland games competitions on offer including running, youth running, cycling, Highland dancing, heavyweights, long jump and triple jump, also showcasing several piping performances throughout the day at The Peak Sports Village. Info: www.stirlinghighlandgames.com

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The Bitteroot Celtic Games and Gathering

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Hamilton, MT United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A great weekend of Scottish events at at the Daly Mansion. Info: www.bcgg.org

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 15, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Book Festival welcomes around 900 authors from over 60 countries in more than 800 events for adults and children each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides. Info: www.edbookfest.co.uk

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2020 Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival

August 15, 2020
Topsham, ME United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrate Scotland at Topsham Fairgrounds. Info: www.facebook.com/MEHighlandGames

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The Loch Norman Highland Games

August 15, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Huntersville, NC NC United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Come and experience all the fun with Highland dancing, pipe bands, Highland athletics, a Giant Kid's Zone, Scottish merchants, haggis, Celtic rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, kilted running events, Scottish Clan Societies and so much more at Historic Rural Hill. Info: www.lochnorman.com

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VJ Day 75

August 15, 2020
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

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM & Poetry Afternoon

August 16, 2020
Melbourne, VIC Australia

The Annual General meeting of The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne will be held at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. The AGM will be followed by a Question and Answer discussion on Robert Burns, his Life and Works. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham ... Read more

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Clan Donnachaidh Society 2020 Clan Gathering

August 17, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Pitlochry & Bruar – Scotland Pitlochry & Bruar , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Bringing in members from across the world at the Clan Donnachaidh Centre. Info: www.donnachaidh.com

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Miramichi Scottish Festival 2020

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Miramichi, NB Canada

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

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15th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans

August 21, 2020 - August 22, 2020
Mayville, NY NY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Pipe bands, music and more. Hosting the 2020 New York State Heavy Athletic Championships at Mayville Lakeside Park. Info: www.96thhighlanders.com/festival/Festival.html

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

August 21, 2020
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Fèis Chomunn Gàidhlig Thoronto

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020
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

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60th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Games

August 22, 2020
Old Westbury, NY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Pipe bands, entertainment and more at Old Westbury Gardens. Info: www.liscots.org

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Lonach Highland Gathering & Games

August 22, 2020
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Highland Games showcase traditional sports and events including pipe bands, tug-o-war and Highland dancing. Info: www.lonach.org

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North Lanark Highland Games

August 22, 2020
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

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Cowal Highland Gathering

August 27, 2020 - August 29, 2020
Dunoon, Argyll United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Join around 23,000 people who visit every year to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning Highland location. Includes the World Highland Dancing Championships. Info: www.cowalgathering.com

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

August 28, 2020
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, 2020
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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Cobourg Scottish Festival & Highland Games

August 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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

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Clan Ceilidh 150th Celebrations

August 29, 2020
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED- The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Inc. is celebrating their 150th year and will be holding a special Clan Ceilidh at the City Golf Club Toowoomba for 7pm. Come along & help us celebrate this occasion. Wear your tartan proudly. Highland Dancing and Pipe Band, Licensed bar available & ... Read more

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September 2020

The Braemar Gathering

September 5, 2020
Braemar – Scotland Braemar, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Perhaps the most famous and best Highland Games anywhere. It features the finest Pipe Bands, pipers, Highland dancers, and athletes in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills at Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park. The patron of the Gathering is Her Majesty the Queen. Info: www.braemargathering.org

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Canmore Highland Games

September 5, 2020 - September 6, 2020
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

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155th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

September 5, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Pleasanton, CA CA United States + Google Map

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED-Celebrate the very best of Scottish culture, competitions, cuisine and entertainment at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend. Info: www.thescottishgames.com

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Calgary Highland Games

September 5, 2020
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

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The Scottish Borders Walking Festival

September 5, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Jedburgh United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Scottish Borders has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. This festival is the oldest established walking festival in Scotland, has a reputation for being one of the friendliest walking festivals of the year. Info: www.borderswalking.com

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The Isle Martin Seaweed Festival

September 5, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Ullapool United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrate the rich seaweed life to be found along the shoreline of Isle Martin. The Isle Martin Trust will present an extraordinary and fascinating festival celebrating the rich seaweed life of our shorelines in a host of ways. Info: www.islemartin.org

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The 43rd Annual Capital District Scottish Games

September 5, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Altamont, NY United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A weekend of Scottish celebration at Altamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand St. Info: www.scotgames.com

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Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games 2020

September 6, 2020
Blairgowrie – Scotland Blairgowrie, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The annual Games, a blend of spectacle and fun, take place on the first Sunday after the first Saturday in September in beautiful Perthshire. Info: www.facebook.com/blairgowrieandrattrayhighlandgames

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Nairn Book & Arts Festival

September 8, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Nairn United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A range of musical, literary and artistic events with a fringe drawing on the talents of the local creative community. Info: www.nairnfestival.co.uk

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Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Estes Park, CO CO United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Highland festival in Estes Park, CO, offers athletics, music, and a wide range of events over the course of three days. Info: www.scotfest.com

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

September 11, 2020
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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Stranraer Oyster Festival

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Stranraer United Kingdom

The Festival launches when the first Scottish native oysters of the season are piped ashore from the Vital Spark oyster boat. Marking the start of the native oyster harvesting season, Stranraer Oyster Festival is bringing top chefs, inspiring speakers, amazing entertainers and some of the world’s leading oyster experts together to have a seafood celebration ... Read more

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The Beach Celtic Festival

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Toronto, ON Canada

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

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Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival

September 12, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Nashville, TN United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Enjoy athletic events, children’s activities, demonstrations, a beer tent, unique vendors, Celtic music, and so much more at Percy Warner Park. Info: www.midtenngames.com

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Kelso Highlander Festival

September 13, 2020
Kelso, WA WA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Highlander Games, music with Wicked Tinkers and Men of Worth, Highland dancing competition, Opening ceremony with massed pipe bands and Parade of Clans, Clan Row, camping available, free Admission and parking at Tam O'Shanter Park. Info: www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival

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The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Lincoln, NH NH United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- One of the largest and most diverse Highland Games held in North America. This celebration of Scottish heritage is held at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Info: www.nhscot.org

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Online Ceilidh

September 18, 2020
Toronto, ON Canada

Join us for a socially distanced song or a poem! Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

September 18, 2020
Brisbane, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Community Ceilidh – Dancing starts 7pm; no experience required at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Redhill. Info: www.ceilidhclan.com

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Clans on the Coast

September 19, 2020
Nelson Bay, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A great day of Celtic family fun, with pipe bands, Celtic music, stalls, dancers and more at Tomaree Sports Complex. Info: Diane 041 161 9471 or www.clansonthecoast.com

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Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

September 19, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) at The Rocks. Info: 0435 154 433 or http://sotr.org.au/chaos

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BBC Highland Gathering

September 19, 2020
Toowong, QLD Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The Brisbane Boys College Highland Gathering is a brilliant day with Pipe Bands, Drum Majors, Medieval Re-enactment, Highland Dancing, stalls and more at Brisbane Boys’ College. Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or [email protected]

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Ligonier Highland Games

September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Ligonier, PA PA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- An annual celebration of Celtic traditions set in scenic Ligonier. Info: www.ligonierhighlandgames.org

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Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

September 20, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Wingham, NSW Australia

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

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The Findhorn Bay Festival

September 23, 2020 - September 28, 2020
Forres – Scotland Forres , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The 4th biennial Findhorn Bay Festival is a spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture taking place at the heart of Moray, showcasing artists of national and international renown. Info: www.findhornbayfestival.com

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Scottish Gaelic Beginner class, online

September 24, 2020 - November 26, 2020
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

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

September 25, 2020
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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Wigtown Book Festival

September 25, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Wigtown, Scotland Wigtown, United Kingdom

THIS EVENT WILL GO ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19- Words flourish in few places as they do in Scotland’s National Book Town. So much of the culture and history of this beautiful part of south-west Scotland is written in its landscape. Info: www.wigtownbookfestival.com

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The Isle of Jura Musical Festival

September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Isle of Jura United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A well-established favourite for lovers of the traditional Scottish music scene. Info: www.juramusicfestival.com

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Scottish Gaelic Classes, online

September 26, 2020 - December 5, 2020
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

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Scottish Gaelic Class, Level 4 – online

September 26, 2020 - December 5, 2020
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

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45th Australian Winter School

September 27, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Muresk, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-The RSCDS Western Australia Branch invites dancers to join them at Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley for the 45th Australian Winter School-– a week of dancing with teachers and musicians. Info: www.winterschool2020.com

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Queensland State Solo Championships – Piping and Drumming

September 27, 2020
Toowong, QLD Australia

Hosted by the Queensland Highland Pipers' Society at Brisbane Boys College. Info: www.facebook.com/events/193639685056253

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

September 28, 2020
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

The Cumnock Tryst

October 1, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Cumnock – Scotland Cumnock, Strathclyde Scotland

THIS EVENT WILL GO ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19- A festival of music in and around Cumnock, which brings some of the world's greatest musicians into local venues, churches and halls, with the community at the heart of all of its activities. Info: www.thecumnocktryst.com

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The Enchanted Forest

October 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020
Faskally Wood United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Set amidst the magical Autumn woodland of Highland Perthshire, with pioneering sound and light shows and world renowned, our multi-award winning event has clocked up many accolades including the UK’s Best Cultural Event, Best Outdoor Festival and Scotland’s Best Large Event. Info: www.enchantedforest.org.uk

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Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Aztec, NM NM United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- The Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival is the Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture through traditional athletic competitions, music and dance performances, clan representation, and more at Riverside Park, 500 S Light Plant Rd. Info: www.AztecHighlandGames.com

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Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

October 4, 2020
Armadale, WA Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event.The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun ... Read more

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Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

October 8, 2020 - October 12, 2020
Shetland – Scotland Shetland , Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Visiting and local acts join together in a Shetland knees-up to warm up the October evenings with fine trad music. Info: www.shetlandaccordionandfiddle.com

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World Highland Dancing Conference

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Las Vegas, NV NV United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Since 1980, the World Highland Dancing Conference have gathered teachers, judges and dancers in Las Vegas to share and learn about the traditions and technique of this rich Scottish art form at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S. Info: www.facebook.com/events/2359640264306752

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

October 9, 2020
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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The Canberra Highland Gathering

October 10, 2020
Canberra , ACT Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Bagpipe bands will mass in Canberra to compete in the ACT pipe band championship. Highland dancers will compete in the Canberra City Championship. There will also other music types throughout the day as well as historic reenactments and displays. There will also be a series of Scottish heavy ... Read more

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Aiseag

October 10, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS POSTPONED- Festival exploring and celebrating Gaelic culture, heritage and tradition, and its association with coasts and waters, all through creative technologies and performances at Urquhart Castle. The jewel of Loch Ness becomes a treasure chest of Scottish arts and culture for one weekend, as we bring stories of the sea and ... Read more

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The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

October 11, 2020
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Join in the discussion and presentation on the life and works of Robert Burns at a Poetry Afternoon at the Canterbury St. Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury St., Flemington commencing at 1:00pm. Afternoon tea provided. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308 or Noel Wright 03 8333 0973.

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33rd Annual Scotland Highland Games

October 11, 2020
Scotland, CT CT United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Celebrating Scotland in Scotland, USA at The Waldo Homestead, 96 Waldo Rd. Info: www.scotlandgames.org

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Ringwood Highland Games

October 11, 2020
Wantirna, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Metropolitan Melbourne’s only Highland Games at JW Manson Reserve,Selkirk Ave. Includes a full day of Scottish fun with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and more. A great family day out! Info: 0418 370 051 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

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Sydney Scottish Fiddlers

October 11, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Hunter Valley Scots Club Social Night

October 14, 2020
Teralba, NSW Australia

With Maitland Pipe Band and other items at Teralba Community Hall, Cnr Margaret St & Anzac Pde. Info: [email protected] or www.hvsc.org.au

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Online Ceilidh

October 16, 2020
Toronto, ON Canada

Join us for a socially distanced song or a poem! Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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Allan Ramsay Festival

October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Carlops, Midlothian United Kingdom

Celebrates the life and work of the Scots poet, Allan Ramsay (1684–1758). Ramsay was a cultural entrepreneur of astonishing versatility and originality. He argued for the validity of Scots as a British literary language. His assiduous networking helped to internationalize Scottish culture, develop the infrastructure of the Enlightenment, and lay the foundations for the success ... Read more

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 16, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

Annual celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions & cultural diversity at Scottish Storytelling Centre. Info: www.sisf.org.uk

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Stone Mountain Highland Games

October 16, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Stone Mountain, GA United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A weekend of Scottish entertainment and friendship at Stone Mountain Park, transforming the meadows and meandering tree-lined paths into the impressive mix of sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games presented in a uniquely southern style. Info: www.smhg.org

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The Orkney Storytelling Festival

October 22, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Orkney – Scotland Orkney , Scotland

THIS EVENT WILL GO ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19- A long weekend of traditional oral storytelling held in interesting, intimate and atmospheric locations. Alongside local storytellers, the Orkney Storytelling Festival brings invited guests to our isles from all over the world. This year will see tellers from Japan, Edinburgh and Norway. Info: www.orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

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58th Scottish Ploughing Championships

October 23, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Prestwick, Ayrshire United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Over 200 competitors battle it out in horse, vintage, modern and classic categories over the two day event, culminating in the crowning of this year's Scottish Plougher. Info: www.scotplough.co.uk

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The Loch Ness Knit Fest

October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Inverness – Scotland Inverness, Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Knitting festival in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, featuring workshops, talks, presentations, fashion shows, marketplace, local musicians and much more. Info: www.lochnessknitfest.com

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Scotch Tasting & Cigars

October 25, 2020
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

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

October 28, 2020
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, 2020
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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Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival

October 31, 2020
Perth – Scotland Perth , Scotland

THIS EVENT WILL GO ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19-A major occasion in the Scottish music calendar incorporating the official Scottish Accordion Championships for traditional music alongside fiddle competitions and a range of individual and group sections covering a variety of musical styles. Info: www.perthaccordionfestival.co.uk

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Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020 Online

October 31, 2020
Online event United Kingdom

The Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020 looks a little different for 2020. Staged behind closed doors at Blair Castle in Perthshire, 10 of the previous winners, and 2nd places, will come together to play Piobaireachd and March, Strathspey and Reel to find the Glenfiddich Piping Champion 2020. With no in-person audience this year, you are invited ... Read more

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November 2020

Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

November 1, 2020
Gosford, NSW Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Scottish Highland Dancing Competition, Pipe Band Competition, Scottish Country Dancing display, Highland Muscle Heavy Events (Caber Toss etc), Scottish Clan information at The Entertainment Grounds.Info: www.scottishspectacular.com

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Beechworth Celtic Festival

November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020
Beechworth, VIC

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-A great weekend of Celtic fun and entertainments, events includes a Tattoo at Old Gaol Beechworth, Celtic Dinner and markets. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

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The Perthshire Amber Festival

November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020
Dunkeld – Scotland Dunkeld, Perthshire Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Dougie MacLean with wonderful musicians performing to the most appreciative audiences ever, gathered in Perthshire in the heart of Scotland from all over the world. Info: www.perthshireamber.com

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The 10th Hororata Highland Games

November 7, 2020
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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Charleston Scottish Games

November 7, 2020
Mount Pleasant, SC SC United States

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- A celebration of Scots in South Carolina at Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd. Info: www.charlestonscottishgames.com

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Balmoral Classic 2020 Online

November 11, 2020
Virtual event

The 14th Annual Balmoral Classic will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. This will be a virtual event, competitors submitting videos. Apply by October 14. Those invited to compete may sign up for any one of three Prerecording Workshops with professional piper Sean Patrick Regan. Regan will work with competitors to ensure that they ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

November 13, 2020
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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Oban Winter Festival

November 13, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Oban – Scotland Oban, Scotland

THIS EVENT PROGRAM WILL BE ALTERED DUE TO COVID-19-The coastal town gets frosty with a series of activities, films and light shows to celebrate the fluffy white season that carries the year to a close.There's even a chance Santa might stop by, when he gets a break from all that present preparation. Info: www.obanwinterfestival.com

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Auckland Biannual Ceilidh: Take Two

November 14, 2020
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Biannual ceilidhs with your favorite family band, The Chias. Be sure not to miss out on these fun-filled evenings of dancing, laughter, socialising and camaraderie at Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/aucklandceilidhs

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Online Ceilidh

November 20, 2020
Toronto, ON Canada

Join us for a socially distanced song or a poem! Info: www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com

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Auckland Highland Games

November 21, 2020
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Regrettably, due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19, the Auckland Highland Games Association has agreed to postpone the 2020 Highland Games. The next event will be held on the 20th of November 2021, Bigger, Brighter, and Better. Info: www.ahg.org.nz

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Dunedin Celtic Musical and Craft Beer Festival

November 21, 2020
Dunedin, FL FL United States

This year will look a little different than past years due to Covid. See: www.DunedinCelticMusicFestival.com

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The Dundee Mountain Film Festival

November 26, 2020 - November 28, 2020
Dundee – Scotland Dundee, Scotland

Dundee Mountain Film Festival regrets that due to the ongoing guidance re Covid 19 it will be unable to present a full programme of events this year. The Festival is, however, making plans to screen a special selection of films, details of which will be released when arrangements are in place. Info: www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk

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Scottish Ceilidh Club

November 27, 2020
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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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

November 28, 2020
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come and join us to celebrate St Andrew's Day. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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St Andrew’s Day Service- Sydney

November 29, 2020
Sydney, NSW Australia

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

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland’s official national day. Celebrate St Andrew’s Day (or in Scottish Gaelic ‘Là Naomh Anndrais’), Scotland’s patron saint!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2020
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!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2020
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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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2020
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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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Happy St Andrew’s Day

November 30, 2020
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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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175th Annual Feast of the Haggis – Virtual

November 30, 2020
Online event United Kingdom

Celebrate 175 years of Chicago Scots! Our virtual event will be hosted on St Andrew’s Day, November 30th. Join us as we salute our Scottish identity, honor distinguished leaders and support the vital work of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care. Info: www.chicagoscots.org/175th

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December 2020

Scottish-North American Community Conference

December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020
Online event United Kingdom

The theme of this year's conference is 'Enduring Bond of Scottish - North American Friendship'. The conference is presented by the founding partners, The American-Scottish Foundation and the CHICAGO SCOTS in association with St. Andrew's Society of Detroit and additional co-sponsors, Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (COSCA) and the Toronto, Ontario-based Scottish Studies Foundation. ... Read more

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Daylesford Highland Gathering

December 5, 2020
Daylesford, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, also Clans and Scottish stalls. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com

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ChCh Casino Victoria Square

December 5, 2020
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band will be running ChCh Casino Victoria Square on the first Saturday in December 2020. Contact Courtney Williamson for updates: [email protected]

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

December 11, 2020
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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Jenny Mair Highland Square Day

December 12, 2020
Palmerston North – New Zealand Palmerston North , New Zealand

The 41st running of Jenny Mair Highland Square Day, piping event. Info: [email protected]

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Scottish Christmas Party

December 15, 2020
New York, NY NY United States

American-Scottish Foundation & Burns Society of New York invite you to a braw wee Scottish Christmas Celebration in New York City at the Union Club, 101 E 69th St. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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​The Gaelic Society of Toronto Online Ceilidh

December 18, 2020
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

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2020
Nationwide – Canada Nationwide, Canada

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2020
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2020
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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Happy Christmas

December 25, 2020
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

December 30, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

THIS EVENT PROGRAM WILL BE ALTERED DUE TO COVID-19- Join thousands of marchers bearing firelit torches, enjoy dancing to traditional Scottish music beneath Edinburgh Castle, and watch top stars and incredible fireworks from Princes Street Gardens. Info: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2020
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2020
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!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2020
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 2021!

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2020
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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Hogman-Eh!

December 31, 2020
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

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Happy Hogmanay

December 31, 2020
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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Caledonian Society of WA Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31, 2020
Inglewood, WA Australia

Come and join us to celebrate Hogmanay. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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January 2021

Waipu Highland Games

January 1
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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160th Annual Maryborough Highland Gathering

January 1
Maryborough, VIC Australia

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

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Burns Poetry Competition

January 1 - January 31
Virtual event

Join ScotlandShop's RobertBurns Poetry Competition. Details and enter online at: https://www.scotlandshop.com/tartanblog/robert-burns-poetry-competition

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Winter Storm

January 14 - January 17
Kansas City, MO MO United States

Kansas City’s acclaimed Winter Storm – the pipes & drums event cancelled for 2021 and back in 2022. www.mhaf.org

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Celtic Connections

January 14 - January 31
Glasgow – Scotland Glasgow, Scotland

The UK's premier celebration of Celtic music. Info: www.celticconnections.com

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American-Scottish Foundation Burns Supper

January 15
New York, NY NY United States

Join the American-Scottish Foundation as they celebrate the Bard at the University Club. Info: www.americanscottishfoundation.com

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Online Cèilidh – Oidhche nam Bàrd (Free event)

January 15
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

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

January 16 - January 17
Winter Springs, FL FL United States

The Scottish American Society of Central Florida have come to the difficult decision to reschedule the the 44th Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, the Games will return in January 2022 to continue the celebration of Scottish heritage. Info: www.flascot.com

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Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

January 16 - January 17
Mount Dora, FL FL United States

Enjoy two day of the 8th Annual M.D. Scottish Highland Festival with Highland Athletics, Border Collie and Sheep demonstrations, Live Music performances by Off Kilter, The Byrne Brothers, Scottish Highland Dancing and more. There will be a Society Village and Scottish Reenacthment Camp, model trains, vendors plus the Fairy Tale Garden for Kids of All ... Read more

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Virtual Burns Night with whateverandeveramen

January 16 - January 29
Virtual event

Join us for a virtual Robert Burns celebration! While we are devastated to not be celebrating with you in person, we are pleased to share some music and poetry with you so that you can celebrate Robert Burns with us this year. Videos are already starting to go up, and will continue to be added ... Read more

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Robert Burns Extravaganza – Virtual Event

January 21
Virtual event

The Dram Good Laddies are hosting a virtual event to celebrate Scotland’s Bard on January 21, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time U.S. We would love for you to join us with the best of Scotland, as we chat, sing and sip a few whiskies along the way! Special guests include: • Gary MacLean - Scotland's ... Read more

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Trans Atlantic Robert Burns Day Celebration Virtual Event

January 22 - January 25
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

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

January 23
North Glengarry, ON Canada

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

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The Scottish Society of Ottawa Burns Supper

January 23
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

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A Robert Burns Celebration-Online Presentation

January 23
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

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Virtual Burns Night

January 23
Virtual event

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit is having a Virtual Burns Night on Saturday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM on Zoom or watch our video on YouTube at 6:30 PM. Go to http://www.detroitscots.com/tickets for more information!

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Picnic at Burns Statue

January 24
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Enjoy a picnic with the Bard at Treasury Gardens, Robert Burns Statue, Spring St. Info: Noel 0416 271 573.

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Robert Burns Supper 2021

January 24
Virtual event

The St. Andrew's Society of Los Angeles requests the pleasure of your company at its virtual Robert Burns Supper. Join your fellow members and friends as we celebrate the birthday of Scotland's National Bard. Enjoy all the traditional customs, toasts, and entertainment from the comfort of your own home. Info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vniqh8cab&oeidk=a07ehi31a0o1a7856f4

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In the Footsteps of Galt and Burns-Virtual Event

January 24
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

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
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.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
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.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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.

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Happy Burns Night

January 25
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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.

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Robert Burns Supper-Online event

January 25
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

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Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper

January 25
Online event United Kingdom

Scotland’s largest contemporary Burns celebration joins forces with Scotland’s much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley as Big Burns Supper goes digital for 2021. Marking the festival’s 10th anniversary, Janey Godley’s Big Burns Supper dishes up a very special broadcast connecting Scotland to the world with contributions from local, national and international artists to ... Read more

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Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia Burns Supper

January 25
Perth, WA Australia

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

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Burns Supper

January 25
Wongawallan, QLD Australia

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

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The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh Virtual Burns Supper

January 25 - February 12
Virtual event

The St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh will present an online Burns Supper via a link on our website . You can enjoy all the ancient and honored traditions from the comfort of your home and at the convenience of your own time via a recorded event which will be available by January 25th. We will ... Read more

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World’s Biggest FREE Online Burns Supper – Streaming from Scotland

January 25
Virtual event

On the 25th January a small Scottish charity are thinking BIG! Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is attempting to host the world’s biggest virtual Burns supper. We have fantastic line up including Scots comedian Janey Godley and Travis music sensation Fran Healy! The charity, which for the last 30 years typically welcomes up to ... Read more

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Robbie Burns Day in Canmore-Virtual event

January 25
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.

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Burns in the ‘Burgh

January 28
Edinburgh – Scotland Edinburgh , Scotland

"Edina! Scotia's darling seat!” Please join us for a celebration of the ‘heav'n-taught ploughman' through poetry readings and a virtual guided tour of the places particularly associated with the bard from his time in the capital from 1786 to 1788. Special guests include Scottish actors Derek Riddell (Shetland, No Angels), John Gordon Sinclair (Gregory’s Girl, ... Read more

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The Turakina Highland Games

January 30
Turakina – New Zealand Turakina , New Zealand

New Zealand's longest running Highland Games. Info: www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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Ashburton’s Festival of Pipe Band Music

January 30
Ashburton – New Zealand Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton's annual music festival beginning with Street March at 12:30pm, followed by Medleys & Sets in the Domain. Info Peter MacLean: [email protected]

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

January 30
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Burns Night Celebrations

January 30
Hobart, TAS Australia

Celebrate the Bard with the City of Hobart Pipe Band at Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Info: Niall: [email protected] 0418 107 175.

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Ipswich Burns Night & Trivia

January 30
Ipswich, QLD Australia

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

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February 2021

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

February 1 - March 22
Sydney, NSW Australia

This course is for new dancers who wish to learn steps and basic dance formations that are the building blocks of Scottish Country dancing. You will be introduced to Jigs and Reels and will learn a series of lively, beginner friendly dances. Eight Week Course (1, 8, 15, 22 February and 1, 8, 15, 22 ... Read more

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Dance Scottish Wellington Summer Dancing

February 2
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

At Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay Wellington, 7.30pm to 9pm. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

February 5
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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The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival

February 5 - February 18
Isle of Lewis United Kingdom

An ambitious programme features stargazing events, workshops and talks led by leading scientists, as well as film, music and theatre, all located on the Isle of Lewis, which has some of the darkest skies in the UK and is one of the best places in the country to see the Aurora Borealis. Info: https://lanntair.com/creative-programme/darkskies/

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Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival

February 6
Sarasota, FL FL United States

-THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The sound of the pipes, the beating of drums, dancing and athletic events reminds all Scots of our ancient and glorious heritage. Gather up your family and friends and come discover the rest of your clan. Info: www.sarasotahighlandgames.com

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Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Annual Burns Supper

February 6
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Bagpipes, Haggis, Immortal Memory, Scottish music, Highland Dancers and more at Moonee Ponds Bowling Club. Info: Ina: 03 8361 0308.

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Burns Night Supper

February 6
Toowoomba, QLD Australia

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

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Harris Distillery tour and tasting (Free Online Event)

February 6
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

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Burns at the Barracks

February 6
Townsville, QLD Australia

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

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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 7
Calgary, AB Canada

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

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 7
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

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Dance Scottish Wellington Summer Dancing

February 9
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

At Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay Wellington, 7.30pm to 9pm. Info: www.wellingtonscd.org.nz

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

February 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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Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo

February 13
Paeroa – New Zealand Paeroa, New Zealand

The 28th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 13th February 2021 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

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Anti-Valentine’s Ceilidh

February 13
Auckland – New Zealand Auckland , New Zealand

Enjoy our Anti-Valentine's ceilidh - a ceilidh to enjoy for singles and couples alike who are 18+ years. Expect a fun atmosphere, fantastic ceilidh dancing, food, great music, and a few special extras at Te Atatu South Community Centre. Info: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/anti-valentines-ceilidh/auckland/te-atatu-south

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Balmoral Winter Workshop – Piping & Drumming

February 19 - February 21
Pittsburgh, PA PA United States

The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming is offering a weekend-long Winter Workshop for Pipers and Drummers, February 19-21, 2021, for a fee of $275 USD. Students who refer new students to us will receive $50 off the price of the Workshop for every new student referred. Workshop attendees will receive instruction on the Great ... Read more

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Richmond Highland Gathering,

February 21
Richmond, TAS Australia

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

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Scots Day Out

February 27
Bendigo, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Scots Day Out a great Scottish community event filled with fun, tartan, Scottish entertainment and athletics and it’s free, at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

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​​Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival

February 27
Green Cove Springs, FL FL United States

Bringing a "Wee Bit o’ Scotland" to the Northeast Florida area at Clay County Fairgrounds. Info: www.neflgames.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh & AGM

February 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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Great Canadian Kilt Skate

February 27
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

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Pipes in the Park

February 27
Wellington – New Zealand Wellington , New Zealand

Wellington's very own Highland Games! Pipe Band competition, solo piping, Highland Dancing, Irish dancing, Clans, castles (of the bouncy kind) and craft markets. A fun family day out, bring your best tartan picnic blanket or deck chair, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment at Waitangi Park. Info: www.facebook.com/pipesintheparkWGTN

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Virtual Highland Games 2021

February 28
Virtual event

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

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March 2021

Scottish Celtic Music Group

March 5
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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A Celtic Adventure

March 5 - March 10
Adelaide, SA Australia

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

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Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo

March 6
Quirindi, NSW Australia

The Annual Military Tattoo is held every 1st Saturday of March in the town of Quirindi’s Longfield Park on the Liverpool Plains of NSW. The event is free entry & open to patrons of all ages with the aim to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the ... Read more

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Southeast Florida Scottish Festival and Games

March 6
Plantation, FL FL United States

With deep regret and a heavy heart we must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games, save the date for March 5, 2022. Info: www.sassf.org

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Canterbury Centre Piping Contest

March 6 - March 7
Christchurch – New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

The annual Centre Contest will be held at Innovation Park, 185 Kirk Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Full music events and a Street March. Info: Kim Robertson 0272227330 or [email protected]

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StAnza

March 6 - March 14
Online event United Kingdom

A hybrid festival, largely digital, with a few live exhibitions and socially distanced outdoor events. The festival will include readings, round table events, interactive poetry installations and more to celebrate Scotland’s magnificent culture and artistic talent. Info: https://stanzapoetry.org/festival

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Warwick Caledonian Society 150th celebrations

March 6
Warwick, QLD Australia

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

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Australia Nationwide, Australia

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

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
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

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – New Zealand Nationwide, New Zealand

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

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – Scotland Nationwide, Scotland

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

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International Bagpipe Day

March 10
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

March 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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2021 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

March 13 - March 14
St Augustine, Florida.

Romanza’s Board of Directors has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, the event will return in 2022. Info: www.celticstaugustine.com

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West Texas Celtic Fair

March 13 - March 14
Midland, TX TX United States

A celebration of Celtic culture at at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Info: www.westtexascelticfair.com

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Tartan Day Project 1320

March 18 - April 6
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

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2021 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

March 19 - March 20
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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Scottish Heritage Weekend

March 20
Virtual event

St. Andrews University/Scottish Heritage Center presents the 31st Annual Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium online. Info: www.sa.edu/scottish-heritage

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Unique light show launches celebrations for Sir Walter Scott 250th anniversary

March 20

Join us at 6pm this Saturday 20th March to see Sir Walter Scott light up the night sky as we launch the nation’s 250th anniversary celebrations.A spectacular light show will launch the international celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the life and works of Sir Walter Scott on Saturday 20th March, World Storytelling Day.The night ... Read more

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2021 Geelong Highland Gathering

March 21
Geelong, VIC Australia

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

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Scottish Studies Foundation Virtual Seminar

March 24
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

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Tartan Day South

March 25 - March 28
Cayce, SC SC United States

After considerable deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Tartan Day South 2021. We look forward to returning March 31st through April 3rd, 2022. Info: www.tartandaysouth.com

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Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

March 27
Inglewood, WA Australia

All ages welcome. Music by the Heel n Toe ceilidh band. Come and enjoy a really fun night out at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beaufort St. Info: John: 0427990754 or www.caledoniansocietyofwainc.com

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West End Workshop and Tea Dance via Zoom

March 27
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

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Ringwood Highland Games and Celtic Festival

March 28
Wantirna, VIC Australia

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

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April 2021

116th Maclean Highland Gathering

April 2 - April 3
Maclean, NSW Australia

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

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Scottish Celtic Music Group

April 2
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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Te Anau Tartan Festival

April 2 - April 3

Celebrating Southland's Scottish heritage in a fun-filled, family event, the Te Anau Tartan Festival has been delighting visitors and locals alike since 2013. Held annually at Easter, the programme includes highland dancing, Scottish bagpiping, modified highland games for the whole family to have a go at, a huge array of market stalls, as well as ... Read more

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Tartan Day

April 6
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!

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Tartan Day

April 6
Nationwide – USA Nationwide, USA

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!

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The Scottish Coalition USA and National Tartan Day Capital Committee (Washington DC) present a celebration National Tartan Day and presentation of the 2021 National Tartan Day Award

April 6
Virtual event

Join us as we celebrate National Tartan Day on April 6th! As one of the founding members of the Scottish Coalition USA, The American Scottish Foundation (ASF) along with our partners at the National Tartan Day Capital Committee (Washington DC) present A Celebration of National Tartan Day and the presentation of the 2021 National Tartan ... Read more

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250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott

April 7
Virtual event

Join us as we explore the life and legacy of Sir Walter Scott - 250th Anniversary - 6pm - 8pm, Zoom Event presented in association with Abbotsford Trust, with insight from Professor Caroline McCracken Flesher. Professor McCracken-Flesher is a past Convenor of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literature, an honorary fellow of ... Read more

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Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club Night

April 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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Sounds From Scotland

April 9 - April 10
New York, NY NY United States

Join as the American Scottish Foundation, in association with Bryant Park, on the Fountain Terrace for "Sounds from Scotland" - bringing musicians and dancers together as a part of the Celebration of New York Tartan Week - Free for the community to enjoy. This event will follow social distancing protocols and masking up. Friday April ... Read more

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The Australian Pipe Band Championships

April 10 - April 11
Maryborough, VIC Australia

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED-Pipe Bands Australia diamond jubilee year Australian Pipe Band Championships are expected to attract bands from across the country and overseas with a full program of events which include Highland dancing and Scottish stalls. Info: 03 5461 1480 or https://highlandsociety.com.au/index.php/about-us/2020-australian-pipe-band-championships/

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New York City Tartan Day Parade

April 10
Virtual event

This event has been cancelled and back for 2022, however a virtual celebration will still take place. Info: www.nyctartanweek.org

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Dressed to Kilt

April 10
Long Island, NY United States

This event has been postponed to summer 2021, please see website for more details. The largest and most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world honoring Sir Sean Connery at the Mill Neck Manor Estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Info: www.dressedtokilt.com

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Tartan Day Scottish Heritage Event

April 11
Longwood, FL

This is a local Scottish heritage celebration at Reiter Park with local dancers, pipers, entertainment presented St. Andrew's Society of Central Florida. Info: www.facebook.com/standrewscfl

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