Statement of Purpose

To facilitate the achievement of the shared goals of the Scottish Victorian Community by co-ordinating the uses of the various resources to be found within the Scottish Victorian Community as well as canvassing support from the wider community.

Through the above processes to help maintain a presence of Scottish Heritage within Victorian life to stand with the various cultural influences on the State.

On occasion, and under the direction of the various Scottish Victorian Organisations, to provide representation for the Victorian Scottish community in forums and other community activities.

To be a vehicle of communication between the Victorian Government and the Scottish Community.

Comment, updates and general information welcomed


Scottish Societies and Associations

Scottish Culture and Traditions are celebrated, and maintained, in Victoria by various Societies and organisations. Umbrella organisations provide a central identity for their members

Scottish Clans

A Scottish Clan is a kinship group among Scottish people which give a sense of shared identity and descent to members

Highland Pipe Bands

Considered by many to represent Scottish heritage, the Pipes and Drums hold a special place in the Scotch community.

Highland Gathering Societies

The modern highland gathering or highland games is a day full of events and activities. The day is a mix of sporting event, music festival and something like a fete, fair and market combined.

Scottish Highland Dancing

Scottish Highland Dancing is a style of competitive dancing and includes such dances as the Highland Fling and the Sword dance. Dance classes are available across through Dance Tutors across Victoria

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country dance is a form of social dancing involving groups of couples dancing to predetermined formations. Weekly Classes are held throughout Victoria

Scottish Entertainers

Scottish Fiddle music, traditional Scottish Folk Songs, contemporary Scottish Folk music, Scottish Country Dance band and Scottish Rock Group, are all part of the Victorian Scottish community.

Melbourne Tartan Festival

The Melbourne Tartan Festival is a joint initiative of the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation (VSHCF) and Scots of Victoria Co-ordinating Group (SVCG). The Melbourne Tartan Festival Planning Committee consists of members from the VSHCF and SVCG and members from the wide Scottish community

Latest News

VisitScotland’s new series of Tour guide tales podcasts

  VisitScotland’s new series of Tour guide tales podcasts, which tells the story of Scotland’s history through 30 minute interviews with various tour guides across Scotland […]

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 […]

Camperdown Virtual Burns Festival – Program

Latest Events

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 […]

Ringwood Highland Games 2020

Scots Day Out Bendigo – 2020