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.

UPDATE: Please see ‘About’ section for statement issued March 13 concerning YOSA2020 and COVID-19.

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Scots in the Bush Festival

13 August - 16 August
State: Queensland

A weekend celebrating the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia - this event includes a ceilidh, Kirkin' o' the Tartan, music, highland games, Scottish food and more.

Community Ceilidh with The Ceilidh Clan – Brisbane

21 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 September 2020


State: Queensland

Come dance with The Ceilidh Clan! A joyful event suitable for all ages. No experience needed - all dances are expertly called by Donald McKay and Nicole Murray. Live music led by Golden Fiddle award winner, Emma Nixon. Tickets at the door only. Tea, coffee, shortbread and tablet available in the hall. Cold drinks available at the bar. Bring all your friends and family for a night of high energy fun!

Outlander Escorted tour of Scotland

28 August @ 8:00 am - 7 September @ 5:00 pm BST
State:

Unique Fan Tours is a Melbourne based tour agency offering escorted tours of destinations where some of your favourite movies and tv shows were filmed. We are passionate about travel, and huge fans ourselves. We have many years’ experience in the travel industry and can take care of all your travel plans Travel with like-minded fans from Australia and join our expert guides to enjoy everything these destinations have to offer. Currently on offer in 2020, we have, an amazing…

Scone Time

3 September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
State: Queensland

Scone Time Thursday 5 March | 10am-12pm Hosted by Martin Duncan, aka Sunshine Coast Foodie, Scone Time is a delightful way to bring the community together. A red hot success in Montville and Cooroy, we are thrilled to bring Scone Time to the Glass House Mountains. Join us in the Mary Grigor Centre for musical entertainment and a scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones. Cost $8, includes morning tea of scones with tea or freshly brewed coffee. Bookings preferred:…

Community Ceilidh with The Ceilidh Clan – Brisbane

18 September @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 September 2020


State: Queensland

Come dance with The Ceilidh Clan! A joyful event suitable for all ages. No experience needed - all dances are expertly called by Donald McKay and Nicole Murray. Live music led by Golden Fiddle award winner, Emma Nixon. Tickets at the door only. Tea, coffee, shortbread and tablet available in the hall. Cold drinks available at the bar. Bring all your friends and family for a night of high energy fun!

Clans on the Coast

19 September
State: New South Wales

Community event held annually in the Port Stephens region featuring pipe bands, Celtic stalls, food stalls, caber toss, tug-of-war, Celtic dancers, dog parade and more. Held on the third Saturday of September.

Scots on The Rocks – Chaotic Ceilidh

19 September @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST
State: NSW

Featuring music by ARIA Award winning Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt, it will be a night of energetic and popular dances. Includes supper (BYO alcohol).

Wallaby Creek Festival

25 September - 27 September
State: QLD

A three-day celebration of music and the arts, surrounded by the beautiful heritage-listed wet tropics rainforest of the far north. The program offers music, a poets breakfast, workshops, circus, dance, roving street theatre, children's entertainment, food stalls, healing spaces and market stalls.  A family-focused event.

Dance Scottish WA – Annual Winter School

27 September - 4 October
State: Western Australia

Annual winter school held at the Muresk Institute in the Avon Valley, WA - a week of dancing with teachers and musicians.

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