1 JULY 2021
International Tartan Day
Celebrated on July 1st, the anniversary of the Repeal
Proclamation of 1782 annulling the Act of Proscription
of 1747, which had made wearing tartan an offense
punishable. Wear some tartan today with pride!
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.
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.
Sunday 1 st August- CLAN CAMERON NSW INC. LUNCH
Clan Cameron NSW Inc. members and friends are invited to join fellow clan members for lunch and an illustrated talk by Roger Cameron titled “Geocentrifying’ Genealogists.” Roger has travelled extensively around the Cameron lands in Scotland and has built up a great knowledge of the area and locations where different families resided prior to emigrating.
WHERE: The Roseville Club, 64 Pacific Highway Roseville
COST PER PERSON: $55 for a two course set menu with tea/coffee. Other beverages will be available for purchase.
JULY 2 – 4 The 2021 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival, Camperdown
The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria with lectures, music and more.
Melbourne Tartan Festival 10 – 24 July 2021
Celebrate Scottish culture at a variety of events in Melbourne, Gala Dinner & Concert, Tartan Day Massed Pipe Band Parade, Whisky Tasting and more.
Gala Dinner and Concert
Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 24 July
For details and bookings: https://www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au/
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,
Tartan Day – Sunday 13 June: 8.30am – 1.00pm Flinders Street, in conjunction with Cotters Markets
Townsville Clansmen’s Ceilidh
Saturday 12th June 2021, 6.00pm – 9.30pm (the day before Townsville Tartan Day)
Carlton Theatre, Carlyle Gardens, Condon
Tickets Non-members $50 Members $40 Children $20 (5-12yrs)
Includes main course – plus tea, coffee & shortbread.
Cash bar available as drinks are not included with ticket price.
TICKET SALES: 9.00am – 12.00 noon only on Saturday 29/5 at Lanskeys Saddleworld, 84 Bowen Road, Rosslea (cash only) or online through Townsville Tickets at www.Townsvilletickets.com.au
- 10/07 – Bluewater Fling, Mackay
- 24/07 – International Tartan Day, Brisbane
- 31/07 – Year of Scotland Ceilidh, Mareeba
12-13 June Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular &
Fassifern Highland Gathering
The Fassifern Highland Gathering is part of the Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular. Clydesdale events, other events include; grand parade, calling the clans, Scots cuisine, heavy events, workshops, history, along with pipe band, Highland dancing and Scottish music performances at Boonah Showgrounds.
19-22 August Scots in the Bush – Boondooma
A celebration of the contribution of the Scottish people in opening up much of Australia at Boondooma Homestead, with great Celtic music. Camping on site
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.