Melbourne Tartan Festival – Virtual

Watch out for our daily Facebook posts during virtual Melbourne Tartan Festival 11-25 July. .

We’re sorry we couldn’t be with you in person this year but look forward to you joining us 10-24th July 2021.

Robert Louis Stevenson goes virtual Sunday 12th July

Link available @ Melbourne Tartan Festival Facebook from Sunday 2:30pm

Virtual Highland Hustle Taster Class

Register now for the MTF virtual Highland Hustle Taster session on Thursday 18th July 7.30pm – 8.15pm.
To register go to
or email jamiesondancestudio {at} gmail(.)com


Scottish Community – please support our good friends at the Scottish Banner, the world’s best Scottish newspaper celebrating all things about the Scottish diaspora.

As Covid-19 continues to cause great concern and disruption amongst the world, which certainly includes our very own Scottish community, with all facets of business facing never before seen challenges.

One of the industries severely impacted are those of us in publishing, with many titles around the country already folding, and due to cancelled events, travel restrictions and impacts to Scottish businesses the Scottish Banner has lost a great deal of advertising revenue going forward. In addition, Scottish festivals are currently not taking place causing a further major cut to revenue.

They are hoping Scottish community organisations can rally their memberships and encourage them to subscribe or purchase the Scottish Banner. Every reader that buys their own print or digital copy makes a big difference to keeping the Scottish Banner viable. Many members may pick up copies at events which are currently cancelled, not feel comfortable going to newsagents each month and may be missing editions, or rely on a copy to be passed on to them from someone else.

Perhaps you can mention on your website, social media and/or database/newsletter that we are now reliant more than ever in readers buying each issue, each month.

If you are not a subscriber, please consider being one or you are looking for a gift for someone that’s a little different. $25.00 buys a years’ worth of excellent reading.
They will appreciate everyone’s support.


Camperdown Virtual Burns Festival – Program

Camperdown Robert Burns Festival (Virtual)

Celebrating connections new and old!

Online concerts;

The Camperdown Robert Burns Festival is set to launch its virtual festival on Saturday the 4th of July with ‘Live Concerts’ streaming on Facebook and Instagram along with new content on our website

Luke Plumb, Fiona Ross, Kate Bourke and The Cornerhouse Band will be the first of our performers over our virtual festival weekend. We plan to present further live streaming concerts later in the year.

For those not on social media you can still see our Facebook and Instagram feeds via our website.

Our website will feature an array of material that tells the story of the festival while showcasing our beautiful district and spotlighting the many connections that Camperdown Victoria has to Scottish heritage.

What might you find on the website?

Festival Coordinator, Catherine O’Flynn, shares an Acknowledgement of Country filmed at The Wombeetch Puyuun Reconciliation Park.

From across the waves Robert Burns World Federation President, Brian Goldie, is interviewed by Festival Chairperson Dr John Menzies OAM. This includes a mini tour of Camperdown’s town square and shows the Robert Burns statue located in the Corangamite Shire offices.

Ceilidh demonstrates and invites everyone to have a go at Cape Breton dancing. There’s also Highland Dancing footage and a short excerpt looking at the details of highland dance costume.

Camperdown & District Heritage Centre Inc. volunteers have provided a video that gives the virtual festival a sense of its historical context. There are lecture series previews from Ruth Pullin, David Jellie & Andrew Lemon whose topics range from ‘von Guérard and the Scots of the Western District’, ‘The legacy of Camperdown district Scots and the Manifolds to Australian horse racing’ and ‘The legacy of Scottish Engineers, Telford and McAdam, to Australia’s roads’.

Warrnambool Pipe Band, led by Pipe Major Donald Blair OAM, invite you to virtually meet some of their players as they share tunes from their respective homes.

Our musicians and poets have kindly allowed us material that will provide the virtual festival’s soundtrack with links to discover more about the artists.

Everyone has contributed in new and unexpected ways – almost a Gala dinner virtual feast! Speaking of which the festivals ever popular dinner gathering is celebrated virtually with footage from previous years to give you a taste. There’ll be an ‘address or few’ to the haggis to discover and much more!

Festival Chairperson, Dr John Menzies OAM said “I have been encouraged, and pleasantly surprised how others from far away are keen to support us. The festival committee has been inspired by the contributions received. We’re very excited to be celebrating connections new and old. Through our website and social media pages we hope reach out to even more people. Please consider this our open invitation to you all to experience Camperdown’s Virtual 2020 Robert Burns Scottish festival.”

Going live from Saturday July 4th – #RBSF2020 #Camperdownburnsfestival


Scottish Events February – March 2020


Brunswick Scottish Society

Annual Burns Supper

Fleming Park Hall.

6:00pm, Saturday 15th February 2020
Details at: Brunswick Supper

A Man They Called Banjo

The Waltzing Matilda Musical

comes to the

Celtic at Metropolitan

8:15pm, Saturday 22nd February 2020
Details at: Waltzing Matilda

Ballarat Highland Gathering

Sturt St. Victoria Park


Sunday 23rd February 2020
Details at: Ballarat HG


 Scots Day Out – Bendigo

The contemporary celebration of all things Scottish right in the centre of Bendigo

Saturday 29th February 2020
Details at: Bendigo SDO

Geelong Highland Gathering

Osborne Park, Swinburne St.

North Geelong

Sunday 15th March 2020
Details at: Geelong HG

Melbourne Celtic Festival

Mission To Seafarers

717 Flinders St, Docklands, Vic

9.30am – 11pm, Tuesday 17th March 2020
Details at: Celtic Festival

Ringwood Highland Games

Selkirk Avenue


Sunday 29th March 2020
Details at: Ringwood Games

Brunswick Scottish Society

March Social

Saturday 21st March 2020
Details at: March Social

Ringwood Highland Games 2020