About year of Scotland in Australia 2020

The Year of Scotland in Australia is a nationwide calendar of activity celebrating Scottish music, culture, food and drink.

Start planning your Australian Scottish experience by visiting the newly announced suite of festivals, artist and events taking part in the Year, with more to be added.

Join us in welcoming an influx of Scottish guest artists, and in discovering and celebrating the gems of Scottish culture already sparkling within Australia’s cultural landscape, in 2020.

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Canberra Burns Club – New Year’s Hogmanay Celebration

31 December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 1 January 2020 @ 1:00 am AEDT
State: Australian Capital Territory

The Club each year holds functions to commemorate the traditional New Year’s Eve Hogmanay celebrations.

Maryborough Highland Gathering

1 January 2020
State: Victoria

The Maryborough Highland Gathering has a proven long and proud history and is now over 155 years old: Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event.

St Andrew Society of WA – Burns Supper

25 January 2020
State: Western Australia

Annual event celebrating Robbie Burns birthday presented by the St Andrew Society of WA.

Hunter Valley Scots Club – Burns Supper

25 January 2020
State: New South Wales

The Hunter Valley Scots Club Burns Supper is held around the 25th of January each year.

The Robert Burns Club of Melbourne – Robert Burns Celebrations

26 January 2020
State: Victoria

The club conducts a celebration on the poet's birthday near the Robert Burns statue in Treasury Gardens Spring Street, Melbourne and also holds a Burns Supper each year including the address to the haggis, dinner and dancing. Held on the Sunday nearest January 25th.

Southern Fling Canberra 2020

31 January 2020 - 2 February 2020
State: Victoria

Youth Scottish Country Dance weekend for people aged 18 - 40 years. Social dancing and expert tuition.

Fractangular Festival

7 February 2020 - 9 February 2020
State: TAS

Fractangular Gathering 2020 is held over two days and three nights on Tasmania’s South East Coast, near the small country town of Buckland. Our ethos is to enrich Tasmania’s cultural content, and increase awareness and importance of the arts and expression, health, wellbeing, environmental sustainability, family and community connectedness, while also being a locus for networking, collaboration, participation, experience and exposure. It is time to move away from the destructive direction that seems too easy to fall into at music…

Tallangatta Ceilidh 2020

8 February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEDT

It’s on again and following such success last year we are pleased to announce that the Benambra Masonic Lodge No 153 (Tallangatta )community charity fundraiser for 2020 . The Tallangatta Ceilidh (Dinner Dance with Scottish Dancing) SPONSORED BY BENAMBRA MASONIC LODGE (TALLANGATTA) Saturday 8th February 2020 at 6.00pm Tallangatta Memorial Hall, Towong Street, Tallangatta Vic 3690 Benambra Lodge No 153 will be hosting this event after their meeting on this day (Scottish 1st degree demo by Caledonian Lodge demonstration team…

Word Fringe Congress @ Adelaide Fringe

14 February 2020 - 18 February 2020

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society will be represented at World Fringe Congress from 14-18 February 2020, hosted by Adelaide Fringe. Established in Edinburgh in 2012 and hosted by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society on three occasions, this biennial forum is a unique platform which brings together fringe festivals from around the world to learn from each other, exchange ideas and build future collaborations, strengthening the fringe community across the globe. 

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