Events List

  • Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks

    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: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner

    February 5 - March 26 at Sydney – Australia
  • Boxwood Festival – Celtic Music Workshop

    In beautiful and historic Queenscliff for four days of musical discovery, immersion in traditional music and fun. Info: www.boxwood.org

    February 22 - February 25 at Queenscliff, VIC
  • Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

    Family friendly ceilidh. All ages welcome. Music by the Heel Toe ceilidh band, dancing and supper. BYO drinks. Entry: $20 non-members, $15 members, children free. Come and enjoy a really fun night out. https://www.facebook.com/events/177538262847882/permalink/177538266181215/

    February 24 at Inglewood, WA
  • Queensland Pipers Society Quartet Competition

    Teams of 4 pipers matched against each other for a single first prize at Brisbane Boys’ College Band Room, Moggil Rd. info: [email protected]

    February 26 at Toowong – 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 at Bendigo – Australia
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

    March 4 at Rochedale – Australia
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

    March 5 at Adelaide – Australia
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

    March 6 at Milton, QLD
  • Big Country Australian Tour

    Scottish rockers Big Country preforming gigs around Australia. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

    March 9 - March 18 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Breabach Australia Tour

    Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. Touring nationally for venue locations and dates see: www.breabach.com

    March 9 - April 7 at Nationwide – Australia
  • International Bagpipe Day

    Every March 10th you are invited to go out and play your pipes – anywhere, anyhow to anyone!

    March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Nationwide – Australia
  • Celtic Piping Club Session

    Piping session, 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

    March 18 at Melbourne – Australia
  • The Scots School Highland Gathering

    Bagpipes, dancing, stalls and more at The Scots School Bathurst. Info: Email: [email protected]

    March 18 at Bathurst – Australia
  • Geelong Highland Gathering

    A great day of Scottish fun, entertainment, pipe bands, dancing, Clans, stalls and more at Goldsworthy Reserve Athletics Track, Goldsworthy Rd. Info: www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au

    March 18 at Corio – Australia
  • 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. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

    March 24 at Sydney – Australia
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

    March 25 at Rochedale – Australia
  • Ringwood Highland Games

    Celebrates hundreds of years of Scottish heritage and traditions, and displays to the community many facets of our Scottish culture, the only Highland games in metropolitan Melbourne at East Ringwood Sports Ground, Cnr Mt Dandenong Rd & Dublin Road, E. Info: Phone 0418 370 051 or ringwoodhighla...

    March 25 at Ringwood – Australia
  • Maclean Highland Gathering

    Pipe band contents, Scottish dancing, bar and Scottish stalls in the Scottish town of Australia. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

    March 30 - March 31 at Maclean – 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 - April 1 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

    April 2 at Adelaide – Australia
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

    April 3 at Milton, QLD
  • The 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Cheer on Team Scotland at Gold Coast 2018, the international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth at Carrara Stadium. Info: 1300 2018 00 or www.gc2018.com

    April 4 - April 15 at Gold Coast – Australia
  • 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 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 at
  • Ceilidh

    Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends at a ceilidh. Dances will be walked and talked through so that everyone can get up and have fun. A fantastic supper is provided (no alcohol) – $7.00 for Dancers $3.50 for non dancers at St Margaret’s Uniting Church Hall, 219 Hull Rd...

    April 7 at Mooroolbark, VIC
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Piping event at Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512.

    April 8 at Rochedale – Australia
  • Glenbarr Bowman Bateman Foundation Highland Gathering

    Celebrate Scotland at Glenbarr Homestead. Info: Vicki Clark 0411 969 679 or [email protected]

    April 14 at Strathalbyn, SA
  • Celtic Piping Club Session

    Piping session, 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

    April 15 at Melbourne – Australia
  • 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 - April 22 at
  • Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

    Dance and sing to Heel N Toe band, $20 non members. Supper supplied at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 895 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

    April 28 at Inglewood, WA
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

    May 1 at Milton, QLD
  • 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 - May 6 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

    May 6 at Rochedale – Australia
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

    Piping event. Info: Jack Brennan [email protected]

    May 7 at Adelaide – Australia
  • Robert Burns Scottish Festival

    A fine weekend of music, dance and poetry celebrating Camperdown’s unique link to Robert Burns. Info: Tel: 03 5593 7100 or www.camperdownburnsfestival.com

    May 18 - May 20 at Camperdown – Australia
  • World Whisky Day

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

    May 19 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Celtic Piping Club Session

    Piping session, 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

    May 20 at Melbourne – Australia
  • 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. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

    May 26 at Sydney – Australia
  • 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 at Berry – Australia
  • Celtic Shindig

    A night of music and fun, presented by the Perth Metro Pipe Band, at Morley Sport & Recreation Centre, Wellington Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/perthmetropipeband

    May 26 at Morley – Australia
  • Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

    Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 &...

    May 26 at Toowoomba – Australia
  • Caledonian Society of WA May Ceilidh

    Sing and dance to Heel N Toe band, $20 non members. Supper supplied at Osbourne Park Community Centre, 11 Royal St. Info: John 0427 990 754.

    May 26 at Osbourne Park, WA
  • 2018 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

    Scottish concert, genealogy fair, Scottish ball, Highland Gathering and more. Info: Eric Richardson 02 6553-5412 or www.manninghistorical.org

    May 31 - June 3 at Wingham – Australia
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    Come along and play a tune or just listen and discuss the classical music of the Highland Bagpipe at Rochedale State High School, 249 Priestdale Rd. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org

    June 3 at Rochedale – Australia
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

    Piping event. Info: Malcolm McLaren on (07) 3820-2902 or [email protected]

    June 5 at Milton, QLD
  • 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 - June 11 at Portarlington, VIC
  • Celtic Piping Club Session

    Piping session, 2pm – 5pm, upstairs at the Exford Hotel, 199 Russell St (cnr Little Bourke). Info: [email protected]

    June 17 at Melbourne – Australia
  • 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. Includes supper (BYO alcohol) in The Rocks. Tickets $35pp. Info: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

    June 23 at Sydney – Australia
  • Happy Tartan Day

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

    July 1 at Nationwide – Australia
  • 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 at Aberdeen – Australia
  • The Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown

    One of Scotland’s top music exports returns for a nationwide tour of Australia as part of the World Hits Tour 2018. Info: www.metropolistouring.com

    July 11 - August 2 at Nationwide – Australia
  • Mackay Bluewater Fling 2018

    Hosted by Mackay & District Pipe Band with pipe bands, highland dancers, and lots of fun at Bluewater Quay. Info: www.mackaypipeband.com.au

    July 14 at Mackay, QLD
  • Toowoomba Caledonian Society & Pipe Band Ceilidh

    Come along & enjoy a night of Scottish entertainment. Listen to the pipe band, watch Highland dancing display & participate in Scottish Country Dancing. No experience required as all dancers are called. Cost of the evening is $10pp & Under 13 free, school-children over 13 $5.00 &...

    August 25 at Toowoomba – Australia
  • Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

    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 ru...

    September 9 at Armadale – Australia
  • 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 in The Rocks. Includes supper (BYO alcohol). Tickets $35pp. bInfo: 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/chaos

    September 15 at Sydney – Australia
  • Canberra Burns Club Highland Gathering

    A free day of Scottish events includes the ACT Pipe Band Championships, Scottish heavy events, Scottish dance and stalls. A great day of Scottish fun and friendship at Kett Street Oval,  Kambah. Info: www.canberragathering.com.au

    October 6 at Canberra , ACT
  • 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 - October 21 at