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The Australian Scottish community create and host a huge number of events, from Highland Games to Burns Night Suppers, fiddle clubs and dances to Clan Gatherings. If you’d like your Scottish focused tour, event or happening in Australia in 2020 listed as part of the Year of Scotland, submit your event here. And if you’re looking for something fun to do near you, explore the events already listed, below.

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Melbourne Tartan Festival

11 July @ 9:00 am - 25 July @ 11:30 pm AEST
State: Victoria

MELBOURNE TARTAN FESTIVAL 11-25th JULY 2020 The Scots are coming to town! The skirl of pipes will be echoing through the streets and laneways of Melbourne from 11 - 25th of July 2020 during the 3rd annual Melbourne Tartan Festival. Pop up performances will surprise and entertain city shoppers throughout the festival. You never know where one of our performers will be! On the festival opening weekend the Victorian Solo Piping Championships, a Kirkin ‘O The Tartan Service and a…

Melbourne Tartan Festival 2020

11 July @ 9:00 am - 25 July @ 11:30 pm AEST
State: Victoria

The Scots are coming to town! The skirl of pipes will be echoing through the streets and laneways of Melbourne from 11 - 25th of July 2020 during the Melbourne Tartan Festival. Pop up performances will surprise and entertain city shoppers throughout the festival. You never know where one of our performers will be! The Victorian Solo Piping Championships, a Kirkin ‘O The Tartan Service and a massed pipe band Tartan Day Parade down Collins Street Melbourne will get the…

Kirkin ‘O The Tartan Service – Melbourne Tartan Festival

12 July @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST
State: Victoria

The Scottish community of Victoria commemorates the lifting of the Act of Proscription in 1782 with the annual Kirkin’ O’ The Tartan service at The Scots’ Church in Collins Street, Melbourne. Representatives are piped in to the kirk (church) to present their tartans and a selection of hymns during the service will be sung in the Scottish Gaelic language. Wear your clan tartan with pride and join The Scots’ Church congregation at this years’ service, part of the Melbourne Tartan…

Melbourne Tartan Festival Tartan Day Parade

12 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
State: Victoria

A massed pipe band Tartan Day Parade will be held on Sunday 12th July at 2.00pm on Collins Street, Melbourne.

Community Ceilidh with The Ceilidh Clan – Brisbane

17 July @ 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!

Melbourne Tartan Festival – Gala Dinner and Concert

25 July
State: Victoria

The premier event of the festival is held in the majestic Main Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall. Pipers will greet guests for a red carpet arrival, followed by Address to the Haggis, dinner, guest speaker and entertainment.

Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

25 July
State: Queensland

Set in tropical Queensland, the Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling is an annual free outdoor community event celebrating Mackay's Scottish heritage. Visiting pipe bands join the Mackay & District Pipe Band, Highland dancers and the Hullabaloo folk band for an afternoon of Scottish music, song and dance. At dusk, the performers move to one of the Clubs where a lively Ceilidh follows. The Fling is part of the Mackay Festival of Arts Fringe program which starts on 18 July with a…

Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling

25 July @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
State: Queensland

The Mackay Scottish Bluewater Fling is a free outdoor community event celebrating Mackay's Scottish heritage. Visiting pipe bands join the Mackay & District Pipe Band for an afternoon of music, song and dance. Pipers, drummers, highland dancers and the Celtic Folk band Hullabaloo come together performing on the River Stage at the Bluewater Quay situated on the banks of the beautiful blue Pioneer River in the heart of Mackay's CBD. The event starts with a massed bands and Clansmen march…

Gathering Of The Highlanders In The North

25 July @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm AEST
State: Qld

Join us for an evening of celebration as we host a "Highland Gathering In The North". Dance to the wonderful sounds of Iain Mckenzie playing on the accordion, enjoy the many talents of the highland dancers, singalong to some of Scotland’s most famous tunes, drink a few drams of whisky and who doesn’t enjoy the sounds of the pipes and drums. You will also have your bellies filled with a wonderful selection of food including the haggis and lots of…