EVENTS

NEW SOUTH WALES – being attended by the Vice President, John Nash and his wife, Sue-Ellen
Bonnie Wingham – Sunday 26th May to Sunday 2nd June
Presented by Manning Valley Historical Society, a week long program of Scottish themed events including a Scottish concert, Genealogy Fair, Highland Games on Saturday 1st June, Ceilidh and more. Info: John 02 6556 9057 or http://www.bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org
Aberdeen Highland Games – Saturday 6th July
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. The 2019 Games will be a very special event marking the 20th Anniversary of the Games. Info: 02 6540 1300 or http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames
Clans on the Coast, Nelson Bay – Saturday 21st September
Everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Irish Dancers, Dog Parade, Rusty Harper Irish Folk Band, Vanguard Medieval fighting demonstrations and more at Tomaree Sports Complex, 4981 Nelson Bay Road, Nelson Bay. Info: Ron Swan on 0418 495 336 or http://www.clansonthecoast.com.au

NSW Events not formally attended by the Clan: Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes – Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May, 2019
Celebrating Celtic culture amongst the Australian Standing Stones with Celtic music, vendors, entertainment and ceremony. 2019 is the Year of Scotland. Info: http://www.australiancelticfestival.com

Scottish Week 2019 – Sydney – Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th June, 2019
A variety of Scottish themed events held across Sydney presented by The Scottish Australian Heritage Council with honoured guest Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon, in conjunction with The Australian Heraldry Society. Highlights are two history talks on Friday 14th June and Monday 17th June, and a luncheon and historical tour of Old Government House, Parramatta on Saturday 15th June Info: http://www.scottishaustralianheritagecouncil.com.au or ring Nea on 040 899 0413.

VICTORIA – being attended by the Vice President, Glenister Lamont, and the Assistant to the Clan, Vicky Creed
National Celtic Festival, Portarlington – Saturday 7th to Monday 10th June
Over the three day long weekend event each June with a diverse range of Celtic music and events at the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets. Info: http://www.nationalcelticfestival.com
Kilmore Celtic Festival – Saturday 29th—Sunday 30th June
A celebration of the early settlers who came here from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall & Wales with Celtic music and events in historic Kilmore. Info: http://www.kilmorecelticfestival.org.au
Beechworth Celtic Festival – November 2019
Daylesford Highland Gathering – Saturday 7th December
Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford. Info: http://www.daylesfordhighland.com
Maryborough Highland Gathering – New Year’s Day, 1st January 2020
Australia’s oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, athletics and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or http://www.highlandsociety.com.au

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL EVENTS:
World Whisky Day – Saturday 18th May
A day of global whisky celebration. World Whisky Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Info: http://www.worldwhiskyday.com Tartan Day – Monday 1st July
An international event that celebrates the lifting of the English ban that prevented the wearing of tartan from 1746 to 1782. Wear some tartan today with pride this day. Presentation of the Lamont Cup – Scots School, Albury, held every year in August. Attended by the Clan Society President and Lieutenant to the Chief, James Burden RFD and his wife, Jean.

QUEENSLAND Events not formally attended by the Clan:
Tennents Tartan Day Tattoo – A Gathering of Clans – Saturday 29th June Fox and Hounds, 7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Events not formally attended by the Clan: Tartan in the Vale, McLaren Flat – Sunday 5th May
Clan MacLeod invites members and friends to join them on a visit to local vineyards, followed by a late Lunch at Carmel’s Bar and Grill. Start 10am at Hugo Wines, 246 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat. Info: Nicole Walters 0415 654 836

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Events not formally attended by the Clan: Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run – Sunday 6th October
Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia. Gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair at this free community event. The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run, the only fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt at Minnawarra Park. Info: (08) 9394 5000 or http://www.perthkiltrun.com.au