Events List

  • The National Piping Centre’s Virginia Piping and Drumming School

    Back for 2017 learn from this fantastic line-up of piping and drumming teachers at Shenandoah University. Info: www.thepipingcentre.co.uk....

    June 18 - June 23 at
  • Scottish Dancing Association of Australia’s Ceilidh Debutante Ball 2017

    Ceilidh dancing, Scottish Highland dancing performances by SDAA Dancers, live pipe band music and prizes at The Great Dining Hall, St Andrews College, University of Sydney, 19 Carillon Ave. Info: Alison Hughes 0404 145 622 or [email protected]...

    June 24 at
  • Scotland in the Park 2017

    A full day of Scottish events including pipe bands, entertainment, Scottish stalls ands more at Middle Green Sports Complex, 720  Middle Rd. Info: Neil Macdonald 0412 090 990 or www.scottishclans.org.au....

    June 25 at
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Society Pipers Night

    Strathspeys and Reels at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    June 26 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]..

    June 27 at
  • Brunswick Scottish Society Highland Ceilidh

    Includes 2 course meal with entertainment from Highland Pipe Band, Highland dancing display, Scottish country dancing, old time dancing to the Hat Band. Dancing for our young patrons. Cost: adults: $50, students: $30,children under 12: $20. Info: Ina Graham 03 8361 0308....

    June 30 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/world-jazz-folk/scot...

    June 30 at
  • Scottish Heritage Week

    The Scottish Australian Heritage Council is delighted to announce that John, Chief of Macleod of Raasay, and Elizabeth, Madame Macleod of Raasay, have accepted our invitation to be the Honoured Guests for Scottish Heritage Week. A variety of events will take place across the city such as Clans and...

    June 22 - July 1 at
  • Burnside Library Tartan Day Celebrations

    Enjoy a day of Scottish entertainment to celebrate Tartan Day. Learn all about tartan, experience Scottish music, dancing, bagpipes, and sample some haggis at Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Rd. Info: 08 8366 4280 or www.burnside.sa.gov.au...

    July 1 at
  • The Tartan Day Lunch

    Presented by The Macquarie Breakfast Club at The Alexander-Marshall Hall, Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church Herring Rd. Info: 02 9878 1081....

    July 1 at
  • Aberdeen Highland Games

    Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors,  Kilted Dash and more. One of Australia’s top Scottish events at Jefferson Park. Info: 02 6540 1300 or www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com....

    July 1 at
  • International Tartan Day Ball

    Presented by The Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA Inc. come together as one and enjoy some Scottish traditions. With Heel ‘n’ Toe band, Perth Metro Pipe band, and an Address to the Haggis, plus plenty of raffles and prizes to be won at the Esplanade Hotel. Info: Peta McLean 0...

    July 1 at
  • 60th Diamond Grand Australasian Championships and Annual Festival of Highland Dancing

    Presented by the National Dancing Association of Australia at Knox College. Info: [email protected] or 0410 646 253....

    July 2 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    July 2 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Arts Centre Melbourne, 2:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au....

    July 2 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    July 3 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    July 4 at
  • 21st International Tartan Day

    At King George Square with Scottish entertainment, stalls, pipe bands. A free event presented by the Australian Scottish Community (Qld) Inc. Info: Ian Campbell 07 3359 8195 or www.aussie-scots.org.au...

    July 15 at
  • Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

    Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308....

    July 16 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]...

    July 16 at
  • 42nd Australian Scottish Country Dancing Winter

    Scottish country dance classes, dances and events in the Adelaide Hills. Info: [email protected]..

    July 9 - July 16 at
  • The Bay City Rollers Australian Tour

    Rollermania with the greatest hits tour featuring Les McKeown with a new energy for all the classic hits. Info: www.metropolistouring.com/baycityrollers...

    June 29 - July 21 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at the Perth Concert Hall at 2pm and 8pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au and bookings at www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/scotland-the...

    July 22 at
  • Scottish Heritage Service at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church

    St Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 28 Lord St will be conducting their Annual Scottish Heritage Church Service at 9.15 am. The Knox Grammar School Pipe Band will be entertaining the congregation before and after the service. Service will conclude with morning tea. All Clans are warmly invited to a...

    July 23 at
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Society Jimmy Durham Trophy

    2/4 March contest for junior pipers at BBC Band Room, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    July 24 at
  • The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

    Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com....

    July 28 at
  • International Highland Dancing Festival of Australia

    A spectacular 4 day event on the NSW Central Coast. Held Annually in July Pre-Premier Aggregates, Champion Challenges, Pre-Champs, 10 age Championships. Info: 0437 677 166 or www.cchdi.org.au....

    July 28 - July 31 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    August 1 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    August 6 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    August 7 at
  • Spirit of Scotland

    Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, a celebration of Scottish music with fiddle and piano at St George’s Anglican Church, 30 Cromwell St, Battery Point. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]...

    August 11 at
  • Winter Ball 2017

    A night of Scottish country dancing and musicians featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt at Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie St. Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]...

    August 12 at
  • Richmond Picnic

    A day of food, fun and dance at Richmond Village Green. Featuring Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, with Scottish fiddle and piano.  Info: 03 6231 6585 or [email protected]...

    August 13 at
  • Robert Burns Club of Melbourne AGM and Poetry Q&A

    Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308....

    August 20 at
  • Scots in the Bush

    Celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead. Info: 07 4168 0159 or www.boondoomahomestead.org.au....

    August 17 - August 20 at
  • The Scottish Highland Dancing Assoc. Titles & Competitions

    Highland dancing event and competition. Info: [email protected]..

    August 20 at
  • The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

    Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com....

    August 25 at
  • The Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

    A ceilidh with the pipe band at Drayton Hall. Come along and enjoy a night of Scottish Entertainment. No need for experience as all dances are called and walked through. Cost $10pp U/13 free School-aged children $5.00 and a plate of food for supper. Info: Marg 0429 700 217....

    August 26 at
  • Barrier Reef Highland Dancing Championshships

    Highland dance competition at Emmanus Hall, Ryan College, Canterbury Rd. Info: 07 4774 8179....

    August 26 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Sydney Opera House, 1:30pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/scotland_the_brave_2017.aspx...

    August 26 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    September 4 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    September 5 at
  • Armadale Highland Gathering & Perth Kilt Run

    WA’s largest Scottish event which features pipe bands, Scottish dancers, Clans, stalls and the Perth Kilt Run, a free community event at  Minnawarra Park presented by the City of Armadale. Info: 08 9394 5000, www.armadale.wa.gov.au or www.perthkiltrun.com.au....

    September 10 at
  • Victorian Scottish Union Conference

    Annual VSU events with events including a Ceilidh, conference, youth forum, dinner dance and Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan. Info: 03 9360 9829 or www.victorianscottishunion.com...

    September 8 - September 10 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    September 10 at
  • Clans on the Coast

    Scottish pipe bands, Celtic band, Celtic stalls, caber toss, Celtic dancers & Choir and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, No. 1 Oval. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or www.clansonthecoast.com....

    September 16 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]...

    September 17 at
  • The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

    Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com....

    September 22 at
  • Learn Scottish Country Dancing

    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. Info: www.sotr.org.au/beginner...

    August 7 - September 25 at
  • Scots on The Rocks Chaotic Ceilidh

    Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos....

    September 30 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    October 1 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    October 3 at
  • A Capital Jig Canberra Ball

    Scottish Country Dancing  at Albert Hall  with music by Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt. Info: www.rscds-canberra.org....

    October 7 at
  • Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

    A great free day of Scottish culture in the ACT, includes ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish dance and more at Kett Street Oval. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au....

    October 7 at
  • Stringmania

    A celebration and exploration of the traditional arts – fiddle, music, dance, language and song – set in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Info: www.stringmaniacamp.com...

    October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm at
  • Sounds of Scotland Concert

    A night of Scottish entertainment with pipe bands, Scottish dance and music. Presented by BBC Pipe Band at Brisbane Boys College. Info: [email protected]..

    October 13 at
  • Collie Clan Gathering

    Inaugural event with a full day of Scottish events and entertainment. Info: 08 9734 3360 or www.collieclangathering.org....

    October 14 at
  • Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

    Burns at Canterbury St Stables Community Centre, 49-53 Canterbury Rd. Info: 03 8361 0308....

    October 15 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]...

    October 15 at
  • Illawarra Scottish Fair

    Presented by the Illawarra Pipe Band with pipe band contests, Scottish stalls and more at Dandaloo Sports Oval, Kanahooka Rd. Gates open at 8.30 AM and Massed Bands Closing ceremony at approx 3.00 PM. Info: Alison 0414 928 016 or www.illawarrapipeband.com...

    October 15 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers at Queensland Performing Arts Centre 2:00pm & 8:00pm. Info: www.scotlandthebrave.com.au or bookings: www.qpac.com.au/event/scotland_the_brave_...

    October 21 at
  • Isla Grant Live

    Legendary Scottish singer Isla Grant returns with exciting new songs, plus her extensive repertoire of much loved music. Info: www.grand-concerts.com...

    September 5 - October 22 at
  • Central Coast Scottish Spectacular

    Inaugural Highland gathering at The Entertainment Grounds, Racecourse Rd and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.  Pipe bands, drum majors, Scottish stalls & food. A great day out for the whole family. Info: www.scottishspect...

    November 5 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    November 6 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    November 7 at
  • Glen Innes Highlands String Music Convention

    With presenter profiles, workshop synopsis at Glen Innes Services Club. Info: 02 6732 1355....

    November 17 - November 19 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]...

    November 19 at
  • The Ceilidh Clan Community Ceilidh

    Ceilidh dances with live Scottish music that are entertaining, fun and suitable for all ages at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Info: 0409 760 993 or www.ceilidhclan.com....

    November 24 at
  • Develop your Scottish Country Dancing

    This course is for dancers who have some Scottish Country dancing experience and wish to improve their technique and knowledge of the dance figures. It is an ideal follow-on for anybody who has attended our stage 1 course or anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to brush up on their skills. The cou...

    October 9 - November 27 at
  • Happy St Andrew’s Day

    Wishing all our readers and friends a happy St Andrew’s Day! Celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s national day....

    November 30 at
  • Daylesford Highland Gathering

    Gather your clan and come to Daylesford on the 1st Saturday in December for a ‘wee’ bit of Scottish culture with a full day of piping, drumming & dancing at Victoria Park. Info: www.daylesfordhighland.com...

    December 2 at
  • Tenterfield St Andrew’s Day Service

    With pipes and drums and a traditional Scottish luncheon at Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, 117 Logan St at 10am. Info: 02 6736 5849....

    December 3 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    December 3 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event in Adelaide. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]...

    December 4 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Smallpipes session. Info: Malcolm McLaren 07 3820-2902 or [email protected]...

    December 12 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

    Piping music session 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St. Info: [email protected]...

    December 17 at
  • Happy Christmas

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

    December 25 at
  • The Maryborough Highland Gathering

    Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event. With pipe bands, Scottish dancers, athletics and more. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au...

    January 1, 2018 at
  • Quirindi Military Tattoo

    The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format, and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Info: 02 6746 1755 or www.quirindimilitarytattoo.com.au...

    January 27, 2018 at
  • Champion of Champions

    Presented by the Highland Dance NSW Australia a weekend of Highland dance competition and events at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Info: www.nswhighlanddancing.com.au....

    March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018 at
  • The Tartan Spectacular

    A celebration of all things Scottish and includes Australian Pipe Band Championships with competitors from across the country and beyond at Brisbane Boys’ College. Info: www.tartanspectacular.com.au....

    April 7, 2018 at
  • Bundanoon Highland Gathering

    Australia’s largest Scottish event celebrating 41 years. A day of great entertainment from pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions and much more. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au....

    April 7, 2018 at
  • 2018 Australian Clan Cameron Gathering

    The first national Clan Cameron gathering in Australia. All national and international Cameron descendants are invited to attend. Info: [email protected] or www.clan-cameron.org.au....

    April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018 at
  • Australian Celtic Festival

    Celebrating Brittany, Galacia & Asturias at the Australian Standing Stones with music, food, stalls, entertainment and events taking place all over Glen Innes. Info: 02 6730 2400 or www.australiancelticfestival.com...

    May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018 at
  • Outlander Fan Gathering

    The clocks will turn back to 1743 with the magic of the Australian Standing Stones as a backdrop, you can lose yourself in the romance and drama of the Outlander series. Info: www.outlanderfangathering.com.au...

    October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018 at