Events List

  • Eddi Reader Live

    The songs of Robert Burns live by one of Scotland’s top female vocalists at Fly By Night. Info: 08 9430 5208 or www.flybynight.org/event/eddie-reader....

    March 24 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....

    March 25 at
  • Scotland the Brave

    The international smash hit features the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra joined on the Festival Theatre stage by over 100 choral singers, dancers, pipe-band and drum corps, soloists, Highland dancers and electric Celtic fiddlers. Info: 131 246 or www.scotlandthebrave.com.au/ www.aso.com.au/products/201...

    March 24 - March 25 at
  • 51st Ringwood Highland Games

    Celebrate Scotland with pipe bands, Scottish dance, Clans, stalls and more at the East Ringwood Sports Ground. Info: Sue MacLeod 0407 334 709 or www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org....

    March 26 at
  • Brisbane Boys’ College Pipe Band Competition

    Pipe band competitions at  Kensington Terrace. Info: 07 3309 3500 or www.bbc.qld.edu.au....

    March 26 at
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Society Social

    At Bulimba Bowls Club, Quinn St. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    March 27 at
  • Bundanoon Highland Gathering Céilidh

    Annual event and is held in the evening after the Bundanoon Highland Gathering at Soldiers Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Ave. Info: Ceilidh Convenor, Helene Jessep 02 4883 6033 or [email protected]...

    April 1 at
  • 40th Bundanoon Highland Gathering

    Bundanoon is Brigadoon, Australia’s largest Scottish festival with pipe bands, Scottish dancing, Clans, strong men, food, stalls and more-a magical Scottish day out for the whole family. Featuring Chieftain Scottish rocker Jimmy Barnes. Info: http://www.brigadoon.net.au....

    April 1 at Bundanoon – Australia
  • Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, a light supper is supplied and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Uniting Church Hall, 9-11 Bay St. Info: George Milton 02 9524-4943....

    April 1 at
  • The Classic Concert

    Presented by the Bundanoon Highland Gathering,  the enduring passion of Scotland and beyond through music and words at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Church St. Info: www.brigadoon.org.au....

    April 2 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    At Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    April 2 at
  • Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Poetry Afternoon

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

    April 2 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

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

    April 3 at
  • Learn Scottish Country Dancing

    Learn Scottish Country Dancing with Scots on The Rocks. You don’t need swords, kilts, a partner or a Scottish accent. No previous dancing experience necessary. At Fort Street Public School Observatory Hill, The Rocks. Info: Robert 0435 154 433 or www.sotr.org.au/beginner....

    February 13 - April 3 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

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

    April 4 at
  • R. U. Brown Piobaireachd Society of S.A Ernest Dowler Memorial Contest

    Piobaireachd piping at Prospect RSL, Wilcox Ave. Info: www.rubrown.org.au....

    April 7 at
  • Bankstown Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social dance night for all ages with light supper supplied, sausage sizzle theme. Lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won. Dress in smart casual attire or kilt, entry fee is $6 for adults and seniors and free entry for children up to completion of school age at The Scottish Hall, Weigand Av...

    April 8 at
  • Epping Scottish and Old Time Dinner Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, two course dinner and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Karonga School Hall, Karonga Court. Entry by pre booked tickets only info: John Withers: 02 9614-6020....

    April 8 at
  • Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, a light supper is supplied and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at St. David’s Uniting Church Hall, 51 Dalhousie St. Info: Charlie Becker 02 9560-8628....

    April 15 at
  • Maclean Highland Gathering

    Annual Scottish event in the Scottish town of Australia, with full pipe band and solo competitions. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au....

    April 14 - April 15 at
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Society Recital

    At Regatta Hotel. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org....

    April 21 at
  • Eastwood-Campsie Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, a light supper is supplied and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Ermington Community Hall, River Rd. Info: Keith Weaver 02 9871-3593....

    April 22 at
  • South West Coast Piper Drummer Dancer

    Three days of piping, drumming and dancing, learning and fun at Ardlie Street Campus, Emmanuel College. Info: www.wadpadi.org.au...

    April 21 - April 23 at
  • Clan Davidson Society in Australia Gathering

    Clan Davidson members unite from across Australia. Info: [email protected]..

    April 21 - April 23 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

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

    April 25 at
  • Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance night for all ages with a light supper supplied plus lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won. Dress is smart casual attire or kilt. Entry fee is $4 for adults and seniors and free for children up to completion of school age at Uniting Church Hall, ... Read...

    April 28 at
  • Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

    Scottish dancing and social event at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 891 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754....

    April 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at
  • Robert Burns Club of Melbourne Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

    At Burnside Village Community Centre, 16 Nicol Ave. Info: 03 8361 0308....

    April 30 at
  • The Combined Clans Picnic

    WA Clans gather at 11am at King’s Park, located behind the Light Horse Memorial. Info: Shirley Oliver 08 9457 1945 or [email protected]...

    April 30 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

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

    May 1 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

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

    May 2 at
  • RSCDS Hunter Valley Branch (Inc) Day of Dance

    At East Gosford Progress Hall, Henry Parry Drive & Wells Sts. Info: Allyn Douglass 0422747965 or [email protected]...

    May 6 at
  • Redlands Highland Gathering

    Presented by the Redlands Sporting Club Pipe Band at Peter Burge Oval. Info: Al Campbell 0434 600 162 or [email protected]...

    May 6 at
  • R.U. Brown 2017 Gold Medal Contest

    With over 130 Piobaireachd piping competitors in 8 different classes at Black Friar’s Priory School,  17 Prospect Rd. Info: www.rubrown.org.au....

    May 6 at
  • Warringah Scottish and Old Time Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, bring light supper with you to share and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Collaroy Masonic Hall, Pittwater Rd. Info:  Leslie Bowers 02 9901-1673....

    May 6 at
  • 25th Australian Celtic Festival

    The four-day Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers and this year celebrates our Irish cousins. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com....

    May 4 - May 7 at
  • Piobaireachd Group Queensland Social

    At Rochedale High School, 10am. Info: 07 3397 4512....

    May 7 at
  • Epping Scottish and Old Time Dinner Dance

    Social Scottish and old time dance for all ages, two course dinner and have lucky door and lucky dance spot prizes to be won at Karonga School Hall, Karonga Court.  Entry by pre booked tickets only info: John Withers: 02 9614-6020....

    May 13 at
  • Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes & Drums Mini-Bands Competition

    Piping competitions and events at Yandina United Football Club, North St. Info: Robyn: 07 5442 8632....

    May 20 at
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

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

    May 21 at
  • The Robert Burns Scottish Festival

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

    May 19 - May 21 at
  • Highland Month in the Hinterland

    Highland Month features Scottish food and music at Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Dr. Info: 07 5665 7582 or www.foxandhounds.net.au....

    May 8 - May 26 at
  • Queensland Highland Pipers Society Patrons Trophy

    At Wynnum RSL, Tingal Rd.. Info: 07 3397 4512 or www.qhps.org....

    May 27 at
  • Scottish Ceilidh

    A Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser. Live band, The Jarrah Celts, dancing, raffles, food for sale, best dressed, games, prizes, tickets to Bay City Rollers in Perth. All money raised goes to Cancer Council through Relay For Life South Metro.Book online at www.trybooking.com/OUXN or check out...

    May 27 at
  • Caledonian Society of WA Ceilidh

    Scottish dancing and social event at Bob Daniels Community Centre, 891 Beafort St. Info: John 0427 990 754....

    May 27 at
  • Berry Celtic Festival

    Pipe bands, Celtic Clans, Scottish Terrier dogs, vintage cars and more at Berry Showground. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival...

    May 27 at
  • Toowoomba Caledonian Society Ceilidh

    A night of Scottish entertainment at Drayton Hall. Info: [email protected]...

    June 3 at
  • Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

    Something for everyone from Scottish singing, dancing, Highland games, genealogy fair and our traditional Scottish Ball, our aim is to satisfy any Scot longing for the homeland and entice everyone else to join in and sample the true Scottish Spirit. Our Clan of Honour this year is Clan Cameron. Info...

    May 28 - June 4 at
  • Adelaide Pipers’ Gathering

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

    June 5 at
  • Brisbane Smallpipe Session

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

    June 6 at
  • Ipswich Highland Gathering of the Clans

    Scottish stalls, pipe band, solo and drumming competitions at Bill Paterson Oval, Limestone Park. Info: 0411 892 810 or www.ipswichthistle.com....

    June 10 at
  • Highland Cattle National Show 2017

    June long weekend with Highland cattle and Highland dancers, Clan tents and more. Cattle from Victoria and local exhibitors. Free entry at Mount Pleasant Oval. Info: www.australianhighlandcattle.org....

    June 10 - June 12 at
  • National Celtic Festival

    A full long weekend of Celtic music, relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program. Info: www.nationalcelticfestival.com....

    June 9 - June 12 at
  • Townsville Clansmen’s Ceilidh

    Celebrate Scotland on the eve of the Townsville Tartan Day events. Info: Marie Gibson 0413 456 542 or [email protected]...

    June 17 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....

    June 17 at
  • Townsville Tartan Day

    In the Cotters Market, Flinders Street with street parade of Clan Banners and bagpipes. Info: Marie Gibson [email protected] or 0413 456 542....

    June 18 at
  • The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular & Fassifern Highland Gathering

    A celebration of Scottish arts and culture with a particular focus on celebrating the Scottish heritage of the Fassifern at Boonah Showgrounds. Info: [email protected] or 0407 960 029...

    June 17 - June 18 at
  • 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
  • Celtic Piping Sessions

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

    June 27 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Townsville Celtic Festival

    Celebrating the cultural diversity of the seven Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany and Galicia at Jezzine Barracks. Info: www.townsvillecelticfestival.org.au....

    July 15 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Tartan Spectacular

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

    September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018 at