Events List

  • 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
  • Researching Abroad: Finding British Isles and European Ancestors Roadshow

    Featuring Chris Paton, leading Scottish professional genealogist, author and speaker. Each city (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide & Perth) will have a full day British Isles stream, most with a good Scottish focus. Info: 08 8263 2055 or [email protected], www.unlockthepas...

    August 8 - August 26 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 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
  • A Celtic Evening

    An evening of Celtic entertainment with Glenbrae Celtic Dancers, Claymore, Eric Bogle and Saoirse at Ashwood College Theatre 45-50 Vannam Dr. Info: Bernadette Rae 03 9799 8918 or www.glenbraecelticdancers.com.au

    August 26 at Ashwood, VIC
  • 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
  • The City of Hobart Highland Pipe Band Winter Gathering

    Includes a band performance, whisky tasting, dinner, dancing and more at Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Info/tickets: [email protected] or 0418 107 175.

    August 26 at Hobart – Australia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Scots Night Out

    Celebrate the official birthday of the Bendigo Tartan and raising funds for Scots Day Out 2018 on Saturday 3 March. At The Metro and Puggs Irish Bar Hargreaves St Cnr Bull St. Ticket information: www.trybooking.com

    September 9 at Bendigo – Australia
  • Mackay’s Bluewater Fling

    Mackay’s tropical twilight Scottish musical event with massed bands, Celtic Fyre Rock band as Pipe Bands from Townsville, Rockhampton and Mackay. Come and enjoy the hospitality of the tropics and help celebrate Mackay’s Scottish heritage at 10 River St. Info: Deborah Orr 0408 877 806 or ...

    September 9 at Mackay, QLD
  • Kevin Bridges – Australian Tour

    Scotland’s biggest stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges will make his way to Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane in support of his highly-anticipated Australian tour. Info: www.abpresents.com.au/current-events/show/kevin-bridges-2

    September 9 - September 21 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
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

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

    September 10 at
  • Queensland State Solos and Mini Pipe Band Contest

    Solo & pipe band competitions at Brisbane Boys’ College (entrance off Moggill Rd). Info: 0400 953 126 or [email protected]

    September 16 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
  • Celtic Woman Australian Tour

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

    September 21 - October 1 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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