Clan Cameron Activities – 24 February update

2021

NSW Happenings

Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo – Quirindi

6 March

The Annual Military Tattoo is held every 1st Saturday in March in Longfield Park, Quirindi
Entry is free. Showcase of military bands in both competition and exhibitions in the tradition of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

https://www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au/

 

116th MacLean Highland Gathering

2-3 April

Easter weekend with bagpipes, Scottish dancers, stall and more.

https://www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au/node/1

 

 

Brigadoon

Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Saturday 17 April 2021

https://brigadoon.org.au/

Note that entry is by ticket only, limited to 3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of Ireland and the Isle of Man

Glen Innes
29 April to 2 May 2021

https://www.australiancelticfestival.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berry Celtic Festival

May 22
Berry, NSW

A celebration of Celtic culture at Berry Showgrounds, with pipe bands, entertainment, stalls and more. Info: www.berryrotary.org.au/celtic-festival

 

 

 

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

Sunday 23 May – Sunday 30 May 2021 (TBC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 3rd July 2021

The committee of the Aberdeen Highland Games Inc. are planning to hold the Aberdeen Games on the Saturday 3rd July 2021. COVID Laws and regulations will dictate the actual format of the event.

What’s On

The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain’s Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family – there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day.

In the evening there will be a traditional Ceilidh, to be held at the Scone High School MPU, as well as a Pipe Band Quintet competition at the Aberdeen RSL Club.

https://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/

 

Victorian Happenings

Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival – Victoria

Sunday 28 March 2021

J W Manson Reserve, Selkirk Avenue, Wantirna, Victoria
The only Highland Gathering in the greater Melbourne area.

https://ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

 

Queensland Happenings

TOWNSVILLE TARTAN WEEKEND

 

Friday 11/06/21 to Sunday 13/06/21

11/06 – Meet & Greet on the Strand, 6.00pm
12/06 – Heavy Games Competition by NQ Heavy Events, mid morning – Scottish Music Workshop,
tbc – Clansmen’s Ceilidh, 6.00pm

  •   10/07 – Bluewater Fling, Mackay
  •   24/07 – International Tartan Day, Brisbane
  •   31/07 – Year of Scotland Ceilidh, Mareeba
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Warwick Caledonian Society 150th celebrations

March 6
Warwick, QLD

The Warwick Caledonian Society turns 150 in 2021, and will celebrate the milestone in true Celtic style, with an afternoon Pipe Band Muster with 10 pipe bands and an evening Scottish gala dinner at the Warwick Showgrounds. Info: wsc.sec@ outlook.com or 0401 846 445.

 

The Gathering

May 23
Ipswich, QLD

A celebration of Celtic music, culture and performance. In the spirit of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the historic backdrop of Ipswich, visitors will witness the colour and spectacle of the Queensland Pipe Band Spectacular, featuring 250 of Australia’s pipe band competitors. A Highland dancing competition, Celtic music, lost arts and a medieval re-enactment will also feature at this annual Highland gathering of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Cornish Celtic cultures at Ipswich Turf Club. Info: www.gatheringfestival.com.au

 

Hogmanay Celebrations
Happy New Year = Bliadhna mhath ùr

 

 

Friday 31 December

Hogmanay is the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. However, it is normally only the start of a celebration that lasts through the night until the morning of New Year’s Day (1 January). There are many customs, both national and local, associated with Hogmanay. The most widespread national custom is the practice of first-footing, which starts immediately after midnight.

http://www.scotland.org/celebrate-scotland/hogmanay