St Andrew’s Day will be celebrated this year in Sydney and Canberra, Sunday 29 November.
See details below for both services.
The annual Kirkin’ of the Tartan at St Stephens Church, 197 Macquarie Street. At 10am on Sunday 29th November, 2020. The church is taking special steps to ensure safety due to Covid-19.
People are urged to wear a mask. (This may change by the end of November depending on NSW health).
Attendees will also have to register on arrival for contact tracing.
Up to 100 people can be seated 4m apart, as required.
The usual morning tea in the hall after the service will not be served, according to COVID rules, but there will be a take away cuppa for everyone on the front footpath.
The St Andrew’s Kirkin’ of the Tartan service will be held Sunday 29 November, commencing 9:30am at Presbyterian Church of St Andrew, 1 State Circle, Forrest ACT 2603 (plenty of parking on the church grounds).
The Clan Banner Parade commences at 9:30am (Banner Bearers be there at 9am for update).
COVID-19 restrictions apply to participants, being 190 in the church and no singing (the choir will perform, masks may be worn).
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.
Bundanoon Highland Gathering
Saturday 17 April 2021
Year of Ireland and the Isle of Man
29 April to 2 May 2021
Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
Sunday 23 May – Sunday 30 May 2021 (TBC)
St Andrews Day – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan services in Canberra, Sydney and the Central Coast NSW
Sunday 28 November
* 9:30am – St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, State Circle, Forrest, ACT
* 9:30am – St David’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria Ave, Toukley
* 10:00am – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney.
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.