Geelong Highland Gathering – 2016

By Noel  

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The 2016 Geelong Highland Gathering will be at Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd Corio, Sunday 20th March 20th 2016, and is supported by a good quality pavilion and extensive onsite parking.
The program for 2016 will follow this brief outline. A more detailed program will be available at the gate.
 9.00am  Highland dance competitions commence
 9.50   Procession of clans
10.00  Welcome ceremony – Wathaurang Community
10.30  Pipe band competitions commence
11.00  Heavy games
1.00   Opening ceremony
2.00   Band and dance competitions recommence
4.30   Massed pipes and drums / closing ceremony.


Featured Attractions
  • Pipe Bands
  • South Pacific Heavy Games
  • Highland dancing – VSU & SOBHD
  • Scottish Country Dancing
  • 42nd Highlander Regiment
  • Scottish dogs
  • Clans & Heritage
  • Whisky tasting
  • Scottish/Celtic stage
  • Swordplay tournaments
  • New Varangian Guard historical re-enactment group
  • Scottish food, clothing and collectible vendors
  • Petting zoo
  • Food and  Bar available

The 2016 Geelong Highland Gathering will be at Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd Corio. Goldsworthy Reserve is one of the premier athletic venues in the Geelong Region and is supported by a good quality pavilion and extensive onsite parking.

 

Due to groundworks the Deakin University site is unavailable.

The date of the Gathering will revert back to the third weekend in March. For 2016, this means the Sunday 20th March 20th 2016.