Events List

  • 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
  • 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
  • Brigadoon

    Brigadoon is the story of two young American tourists lost in the Highlands of Scotland, who stumble upon a mysterious village called Brigadoon at Arts Centre Melbourne for 11 shows only. To book www.artscentremelbourne.com.au, www.ticketmaster.com.au or telephone 1300 182 183 or 1300 136 166.

    October 28 - November 5 at Melbourne – Australia
  • Tasmania Highland Dancing Championships

    Highland dancing competition at Riverside High School, West Tammar Rd. Info: 03 6391 2324.

    October 28 at Riverside, TAS
  • Celtic Council Annual Awards Dinner

    If you have Scottish, Irish, Cornish, Welsh, Breton, Manx or any other Celtic nation’s blood, you may be interested to attend the Celtic Council of Australia’s annual awards dinner. A tasty 3 course buffet dinner will be served in good company at an iconic location. Guest speaker will be MS Clai...

    November 3 at Sydney – Australia
  • Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band Solos Competition

    Solo piping competition at Limestone Theatre. Info: 0414 776 361.

    November 4 at Ipswich QLD – Australia
  • 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
  • Annual Kirking of the Tartan Service

    Welcome all to be celebrated at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cnr Church Terrace & Fuller Street, with The Scottish Associations of South Australia & Clan McLeod Society of SA. Info: John [email protected]

    November 5 at Walkerville, SA
  • Burns Poety Afternoon

    The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne invites you to a poetry afternoon of Burns poems with a theme of the supernatural. 1:00pm Canterbury Stables Community Centre, Canterbury St. Flemington. Info: Noel Wright (03) 9306 7495or [email protected]

    November 5 at Melbourne – Australia
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

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

    November 5 at Rochedale – Australia
  • 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
  • Beechworth Celtic Festival

    At the Old Beechworth Gaol with Celtic bands, dancers and market stalls and this year the festival will also host the inaugural ‘Old Gaol Tattoo’ at 7pm on Saturday night. Info: www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

    November 10 - November 12 at Beechworth, VIC
  • 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
  • St Andrew’s Ceilidh

    Scottish music and dance presented by the Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band at Drayton Hall. Info: 0419 791 171 or www.tcpb.com.au

    November 25 at Toowoomba – Australia
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Jack McCandlish Trophy Contest

    Piping contest at Brisbane Boys College, Bands Rooms, Moggill Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512.

    November 27 at Toowong – Australia
  • 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
  • St Andrews Dinner Pipe Competition

    An event of over 20+ pipers and drummers representing Clans of Scotland present the best in piping and celebrate Scotland’s patron saint at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

    December 2 at Wongawallan, QLD
  • St Andrews Day Ball

    Presented by Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia at the Grand River Ballroom, at the Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Tce. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

    December 2 at Perth – Australia
  • 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
  • Batemans Bay Caledonian Society End-of-year Social

    At Soldiers Club, Beach Rd. Info: Kathryn Johnson [email protected]

    December 4 at Batemans Bay – Australia
  • Celtic Christmas

    Christmas songs played by over 6 different instruments throughout lunch in a Celtic form at Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

    December 4 - December 15 at Wongawallan, QLD
  • 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
  • Happy Hogmanay

    The Scottish Banner wishes all our readers and friends a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018!

    December 31 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 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
  • Burns Supper

    Greeted by a lone piper to celebrate the great poet Robbie Burns at the Burns Supper at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au

    January 25, 2018 at Wongawallan, QLD
  • Happy Burns Night

    A night to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns. The tradition of the Burns Night Supper was first held in 1801 by the poet’s friends, five years after his death. Today events take place around the world with Scottish music, poetry, food, drink and dance.

    January 25, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 2018 Burns Supper

    Celebrate the bard with the Saint Andrew Society of Western Australia. Info: www.saintandrew.org.au

    January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Perth – Australia
  • Happy Australia Day

    Wishing all our readers a wonderful Australia Day!

    January 26, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 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
  • AWEsome Scottish Country Dance Weekend

    AWEsome is a Scottish Country Dance Weekend for younger dancers aged from 18 to 40 years. Info: [email protected]

    February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018 at Sydney – Australia
  • Celtic Woman Australian Tour

    Celebrating the timeless emotion of Celtic music and centuries-old heritage, Celtic Woman will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth on their Voices of Angels Australian tour. Info: www.ticketek.com.au

    February 7, 2018 - February 16, 2018 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 30th Anniversary Clan MacRae Gathering, Dinner & AGM

    Celebrate and gather with Clan MacRae with tours, AGM and a dinner. Info: Roslyn MacRae 0412 491 054 or [email protected]

    February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018 at Albury – Australia
  • Richmond Highland Gathering

    Tasmania’s only Highland games at historic Richmond oval. Pipe band competitions, highland dancing competitions and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658 or [email protected]

    February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Richmond – Australia
  • Scots Day Out

    A free Scottish event in the centre of the city with pipe bands, Scottish stalls, dancing and more at Rosalind Park. Info: 0419 549 743 or www.scotsdayout.com

    March 3, 2018 at Bendigo – Australia
  • 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
  • The 2018 Berry Celtic Festival

    Celebrate Celtic cultures at the Berry Showground with plenty of entertainment, stalls, and more. Info: 02 4403 0300 or www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

    May 26, 2018 at Berry – Australia
  • The National Celtic Festival

    Held over the June long weekend the festival offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting. Info: 0473 345 870 or www.nationalcelticfestival.com

    June 8, 2018 - June 11, 2018 at Portarlington, VIC
  • 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 7, 2018 at Aberdeen – Australia
  • 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